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  • 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...

  • Abraham Lincolnby George S. McGovern; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 25.99

    America?s greatest president, who rose to power in the country?s greatest hour of need and whose vision saw the United States through the Civil War Abraham Lincoln towers above the others who have held the office of president?the icon of greatness, the pillar of strength whose words bound up the nation?s wounds. His presidency is the hinge on... 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 Libraries, Leadership, and Legacy of John Adams and Thomas Jeffersonby Robert C. Baron; Conrad Edick Wright

    Fulcrum Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00

    A lively and informative collection of essays from some of today's premier historians of Adams and Jefferson, celebrating these two founding fathers and the importance of books and libraries in America. more...

  • World of a Slave [Two Volumes]by Kym Rice; Martha Katz-Hyman

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 180.00

    Enslaved blacks retained some private realm that included toys, musical instruments, clothing, jewelry, and distinctive hair styles. Many individuals successfully preserved African traditions and beliefs, often adapting them to their new home. It is through such objects and practices that modern readers can gain at least some understanding of the day-to-day... 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$ 24.99

    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...