I’m a big fan of picture books for adults. I’ve come across a new one published by the makers of TIME Magazine that also combines my interest in history. The Civil War: an Illustrated History is full of actual photos of the time mixed with interesting stories you may not have heard. For instance, see before-and-after photos of one of the few women that served in the military during this time. When her husband was called to war, she wasn’t content to be left behind and fought alongside him. Be sure to also look for the rare photo of Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg and the construction of the U.S. Capitol.