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  • The Vicksburg Campaignby Kevin Dougherty

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    The Union victory at Gettysburg is widely considered the turning point of the Civil War but many scholars consider the capture of Vicksburg the decisive action. Building on a well-established body of literature--including the author's previous work--this book provides a comprehensive narrative and single-volume reference work on the Vicksburg Campaign.... more...

  • Bullets, Ballots, and Rhetoricby Larry E. Nelson

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    Aspirations to ?whoop? the North notwithstanding, Confederates set their hopes for independence not on the belief that they could defeat the North but on the hope that their armies could stave off defeat long enough for the North to weary of war.   The South?s single biggest opportunity to effect political change in the North was the presidential... more...

  • General James Longstreetby Jeffry D. Wert

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 19.00

    General James Longstreet fought in nearly every campaign of the Civil War, from Manassas (the first battle of Bull Run) to Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chickamauga, Gettysburg, and was present at the surrender at Appomattox. Yet, he was largely held to blame for the Confederacy's defeat at Gettysburg. General James Longstreet sheds new light on the... more...

  • Custerby Jeffry D. Wert

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 27.99

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...

  • Freedom's Dawnby Jr. Louis DeCaro

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 39.99

    Louis DeCaro, Jr. , associate professor of history at The Alliance Theological Seminary in New York City, is the author of Fire from the Midst of You: A Religious Life of John Brown (2002) as well as works on Malcolm X and the urban church. more...

  • The War Worth Fightingby Stephen D. Engle

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 31.95

    This volume of original essays, featuring an all-star lineup of Civil War and Lincoln scholars, is aimed at general readers and students eager to learn more about the most current interpretations of the period and the man at the center of its history. The contributors examine how Lincoln actively and consciously managed the war?diplomatically, militarily,... more...

  • For Brotherhood and Dutyby Brian R. McEnany

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    During the tense months leading up to the American Civil War, the cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point continued their education even as the nation threatened to dissolve around them. Students from both the North and South struggled to understand events such as John Brown's Raid, the secession of eleven states from the Union,... more...

  • Lens of Warby J. Matthew Gallman; Gary W. Gallagher

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    Lens of War grew out of an invitation to leading historians of the Civil War to select and reflect upon a single photograph. Each could choose any image and interpret it in personal and scholarly terms. The result is a remarkable set of essays by twenty-seven scholars whose numerous volumes on the Civil War have explored military, cultural, political,... more...

  • Historical Tours Gettysburgby Randi Minetor

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 13.99

    Waged over three days in July 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg proved to be the turning point of the Civil War in the East. This book brings you face-to-face as never before with the people and events that shaped this epic battle. more...

  • Fighting the Cold Warby John R. USA (Ret.) Galvin; David H. USA (Ret.) Petraeus

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 39.95

    When four-star general John Rogers Galvin retired from the US Army after forty-four years of distinguished service in 1992, the Washington Post hailed him as a man "without peer among living generals." In Fighting the Cold War: A Soldier's Memoir , the celebrated soldier, scholar, and statesman recounts his active participation in more than sixty... more...