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  • Sherman's Ghostsby Matthew Carr

    New Press, The 2015; US$ 26.95

    “To know what war is, one should follow our tracks,? General William T. Sherman once wrote to his wife, describing the devastation left by his armies in Georgia. Sherman?s Ghosts is an investigation of the "tracks" left by the wars fought by the American military in the 150 years since Sherman's infamous “March to the Sea.? Sherman?s Ghosts opens... more...

  • Secret Lives of the Underground Railroad in New York Cityby Don Papson; Tom Calarco

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

    During the fourteen years Sydney Howard Gay edited the American Anti-Slavery Society's National Anti-Slavery Standard in New York City, he worked with some of the most important Underground agents in the eastern United States, including Thomas Garrett, William Still and James Miller McKim. Gay's closest associate was Louis Napoleon, a free... more...

  • Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972by Robert Mickey

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    The transformation of the American South--from authoritarian to democratic rule--is the most important political development since World War II. It has re-sorted voters into parties, remapped presidential elections, and helped polarize Congress. Most important, it is the final step in America's democratization. Paths Out of Dixie illuminates this... more...

  • Year of Desperate Struggleby Monte Akers

    Casemate 2015; US$ 18.99

    By the summer of 1863, following Chancellorsville, it was clear to everyone on both sides of the Civil War that the Army of Northern Virginia was the most formidable force Americans had ever put in the field. It could only be "tied" in battle, if against great odds, but would more usually vanquish its opponents. A huge measure of that army’s... more...

  • A Young General and the Fall of Richmondby G. William Quatman

    Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    Despite his military achievements and his association with many of the great names of American history, Godfrey Weitzel (1835?1884) is perhaps the least known of all the Union generals. After graduating from West Point, Weitzel, a German immigrant from Cincinnati, was assigned to the Army Corps of Engineers in New Orleans. The secession of Louisiana... more...

  • Washington on Leadershipby George Washington

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 9.95

    George Washington is most famous for leading America to victory during the American Revolution and for being the first president of the United States. One does not have those successes without being a great leader. In Washington on Leadership , learn firsthand from the father of our country about the skill, tactics, and techniques that go into great... more...

  • States at War, Volume 4by Richard F. Miller

    University Press of New England 2015; US$ 59.99

    A valuable reference guide to Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey in the Civil War more...

  • Jefferson Davis's Flight from Richmondby John Stewart

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

    In the space of a few hours on the night of April 2, 1865, Richmond, the Confederate capital, was evacuated and burned, the government fled, slavery was finished in North America, Union forces entered the city and the outcome of the Civil War was effectively sealed. No official documents tell the story because the Confederate government was on the... more...

  • Wah-To-Yah and the Taos Trailby Lewis H. Garrard

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    The classic account and history of the Taos Revolt and the Cheyenne Indians. In the bright morning of his youth, Lewis H. Garrard traveled into the wild and free Rocky Mountain West and left us this fresh and vigorous account, which, says A. B. Guthrie Jr., contains in its pages “the genuine article—the Indian, the trader, the mountain man, their... more...

  • A Finger in Lincoln's Brain: What Modern Science Reveals about Lincoln, His Assassination, and Its Aftermathby E. Abel

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    This intriguing book examines Lincoln's assassination from a behavioral and medical sciences perspective, providing new insights into everything from ballistics and forensics to the medical intervention to save his life, the autopsy results, his compromised embalming, and the final odyssey of his bodily remains. more...