The lavish, detailed masterpieces of Don Troiani's American Battles are now available in a paperback edition. American Battles offers history enthusiasts a detailed, high-drama recreation of the soldiers and wars of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, beginning with the French and Indian War and continuing through the War of 1812 and the end of the Civil War. In addition to 172 full-page prints of Troiani's work and his own personal commentary, this collection showcases artwork previously found only in Troiani's own private collection. Also featured are narratives from some of the biggest names in military history, including Robert Krick and the late Brian Pohanka. This panoramic tour of America's military past is a must-have for artists and historians alike to peruse and enjoy. An attendee of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and New York City's Art Students League, Troiani paints with a keen eye for detail and historical accuracy. Depictions of legendary Civil War scenes -- from Gettysburg to Manassas, Stonewall Jackson to Joshua Chamberlain -- comprise 80 percent of the works in his American Battles collection, making it the perfect purchase to celebrate the 150th Anniversary events of this decade. Troiani's artwork has been printed in numerous major collections, including American Heritage, the National Park Service, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the Pentagon, and the Smithsonian Institute.