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- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
As the Civil War seemed to spin out of control, President Lincoln sought more insight into the conditions on the front lines. Because he did not have full confidence in the controversial approach that General Grant had taken, Lincoln sent renowned journalist Charles Dana to keep an eye on things and report back. Recollections of the Civil War offers... more...
- Regnery Publishing 2015; US$ 18.99
In 1861, two brilliant but inexperienced generals faced off in the rugged mountains of western Virginia. Neither Robert E. Lee nor George B. McClellan had ever commanded an army before; but in the crucial first campaign of the bloody Civil War, both men were quickly put to the test. Lee vs. McClellan is a vivid, gripping account of this often-overlooked... more...
- The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99
Though he would later achieve widespread acclaim as a popular minister and writer, when he was a young man serving in the Union army, Russell Conwell had a chance encounter with then-President Lincoln. Over the course of their conversation, Conwell was able to gain a great deal of insight into Lincoln's unique personality and sense of humor. His... more...
- Sky Pony Press 2015; US$ 16.99
A House Divided is an exciting introduction to two of the most fascinating players in the American Civil War. Ulysses S. Grant was gruff and sloppy, the son of a hardworking but uneducated man opposed to slavery. Robert E. Lee, a slave owner himself, was a polite, aristocratic Virginia gentleman who descended from the Revolutionary War hero “Light-Horse... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 37.00
Nothing transforms "dry, boring history" into fascinating and engaging stories like learning about long-ago events through the words of those who lived them. What was it like to witness?and participate in?the horrors of a war that lasted four years and claimed over half a million lives, and then emerge as a survivor into a drastically changed world?... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 100.00
The struggle to abolish human slavery is one of the most important reform campaigns in history. The eventual success of this decades-long struggle serves as an inspiring example that even the most deeply rooted social wrongs can be corrected. This valuable reference work details the history of antislavery, abolition, and emancipation to illustrate... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 54.99
In the late summer of 1864, Confederate General Sterling Price led a last ditch attempt to liberate Missouri from Union occupation and brutal guerrilla warfare. Price?s invading army was like few others seen during the Civil War. This is the story of his invasion from its politically charged planning to its starving retreat. more...
Abraham Lincoln and the Virtues of War: How Civil War Families Challenged and Transformed Our National ValuesABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 38.00
This volume is a completely new approach to Civil War history. Historians rightly regard Abraham Lincoln as a moral exemplar, a president who gave new life to the national values that defined America. While some previous studies attest to Lincoln's identification with family virtues, this is the first to link Lincoln's personal biography with actual... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
America's bloodiest war was fought, not against a foreign enemy, but family against family, brother against brother, North versus South. After five long years of battlefield carnage, the institution of slavery was finally abolished and the Union preserved. In the process, many of America's now legendary figures rose to prominence President... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 6.99
This dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave was first published in 1845, when its young author had just achieved his freedom. Douglass' eloquence gives a clear indication of the powerful principles that led him to become the first great African-American leader in the United States. more...