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  • Bloody Timesby James L. Swanson

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    New York Times bestselling author of Manhunt James L. Swanson creates anadaptation for young people of his adultbook Bloody Crimes , a suspense-filledthriller that sheds light on two fallen leadersof the North and South. One man, PresidentLincoln, assassinated, on his way to thegrave. Another man, the president of theConfederacy, Jefferson Davis,... more...

  • U.S.-Mexican Warby Bronwyn Mills

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Controversial and unpopular, the U.S.-Mexican War divided the country's loyalties more than any event at the time since the Revolution.  But the realities of the time were powerfully shaped by the belief in the myth of "Manifest Destiny"?that the United States was predestined to occupy the North American continent "from sea to shining... more...

  • Nathan Bedford Forrestby Jack Hurst

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    Amid the aristocratic ranks of the Confederate cavalry, Nathan Bedford Forrest was untutored, all but unlettered, and regarded as no more than a guerrilla. His tactic was the headlong charge, mounted with such swiftness and ferocity that General Sherman called him a "devil" who should "be hunted down and killed if it costs 10,000 lives and bankrupts... more...

  • The Civil War in Mississippiby Michael B. Ballard

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 40.00

    From the first Union attack on Vicksburg in the spring of 1862 through Benjamin Grierson's last raid through Mississippi in late 1864 and early 1865, this book traces the campaigns, fighting, and causes and effects of armed conflict in central and North Mississippi, where major campaigns were waged and fighting occurred. The Civil War in Mississippi:... more...

  • The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil Warby Margaret E. Wagner; Library of Congress; Gary W. Gallagher

    Little, Brown and Company 2011; US$ 16.99

    With striking visuals from the Library of Congress' unparalleled archive, THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ILLUSTRATED TIMELINE OF THE CIVIL WAR is an authoritative and engaging narrative of the domestic conflict that determined the course of American history. A detailed chronological timeline of the war captures the harrowing intensity of 19th-century warfare... more...

  • Thomas Jefferson and the New Nationby Merrill D. Peterson

    Oxford University Press, USA 1970; US$ 44.99

    The definitive life of Jefferson in one volume, this biography relates Jefferson's private life and thought to his prominent public position and reveals the rich complexity of his development. As Peterson explores the dominant themes guiding Jefferson's career--democracy, nationality, and enlightenment--and Jefferson's powerful role in... more...

  • The Battle of Fair Oaksby Robert P. Broadwater

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    In the spring of 1862, Union Major General George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac launched a bloody offensive up the Virginia Peninsula in an effort to capture the Confederate capital of Richmond. This study chronicles the pivotal but often overlooked turning point of the Peninsula Campaign--the Battle of Fair Oaks, also known as Seven Pines.... more...

  • Tennessee in the Civil Warby James B. Jones

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 49.95

    The only state designated by Congress as a Civil War National Heritage Area, Tennessee witnessed more than its share of Civil War strife. This collection taken from primary documents--including newspaper accounts, official reports, journal and diary entries, gunboat deck logs and letters--offers rare glimpses of the Civil War as it unfolded in the... more...

  • The Battle of Glendaleby Jim Stempel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    It is commonly accepted that the South could never have won the Civil War. By chronicling perhaps the best of the South's limited opportunities to turn the tide, this provocative study argues that Confederate victory was indeed possible. On June 30, 1862, at a small Virginia crossroads known as Glendale, Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee sliced... more...

  • Stolen into Slaveryby Judith Bloom Fradin; Dennis Brindell Fradin

    National Geographic Society 2012; US$ 9.99

    The true story behind the acclaimed movie 12 Years a Slave, this book is based on the life of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was captured in the United States and sold into slavery in Louisiana.   Solomon Northup awoke in the middle of the night with his body trembling. Slowly, he realized that he was handcuffed in a dark room... more...