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  • Abe & Fidoby Matthew Algeo

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    In early 1861, as he prepared to leave his home in Springfield, Illinois, to move into the White House, Abraham Lincoln faced many momentous tasks, but none he dreaded more than telling his two youngest sons, Willie and Tad, that the family's beloved pet dog, Fido, would not be accompanying them to Washington. Lincoln, who had adopted Fido about... more...

  • Lincoln's Giftby Gordon Leidner

    Sourcebooks 2015; US$ 14.99

    "Simply the best book that has been published on this great president's humor and stories...Everyone interested in Abraham Lincoln will want to read this."?William C. Harris, author of Lincoln and the Border States Abraham Lincoln has long been admired for his leadership, honesty, and eloquence. But despite his somber reputation, the sixteenth... more...

  • The Madman and the Assassinby Scott Martelle

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    As thoroughly examined as the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth have been, virtually no attention has been paid to the life of the Union cavalryman who killed Booth, an odd character named Boston Corbett. The killing of Booth made Corbett an instant celebrity whose peculiarities made him the object of fascination... more...

  • The 21st North Carolina Infantryby Lee W. Sherrill Jr.

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    The 21st North Carolina Troops (11th North Carolina Volunteers) was one of only two Tar Heel Confederate regiments that in 1865 could boast "From Manassas to Appomattox." The 21st North Carolina was the only North Carolina regiment with Stonewall Jackson during his 1862 Valley Campaign and remained with the same division throughout the war.... more...

  • Lincoln and Grantby Edward H. III Bonekemper

    Regnery Publishing 2015; US$ 18.99

    Lincoln and Grant is an intimate dual-portrait of President Abraham Lincoln and General Ulysses S. Grant: their ordinary "Western" backgrounds, their early struggles to succeed, and their history-making relationship during the Civil War. Though generally remembered by history as two very different personalities, the soft-spoken Lincoln and often-crude... more...

  • Alias "Paine"by Betty J. Ownsbey

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    The most enigmatic of the associates of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, Confederate soldier Lewis Thornton Powell, using the alias Lewis Paine, was a key player in the postwar attempt to undermine the Federal Government. On the night Lincoln was shot, 20-year-old Powell burst into the house of William Seward and attempted to assassinate the Secretary... more...

  • Pirates, Merchants, Settlers, and Slavesby Kevin P. McDonald

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 60.00

    In the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, more than a thousand pirates poured from the Atlantic into the Indian Ocean. There, according to Kevin P. McDonald, they helped launch an informal trade network that spanned the Atlantic and Indian Ocean worlds, connecting the North American colonies with the rich markets of the East Indies. Rather... more...

  • Becoming Madisonby Michael Signer

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 28.99

    In 1941 the historian Irving Brant wrote, “Among all the men who shaped the present government of the United States of America,? Brant wrote, “the one who did the most is known the least.? Brant concluded, “When a man rises to greatness in youth, it is with his youth that we should first concern ourselves.? Seven decades have passed since Brant... more...

  • Surgeon at War 1939 - 1945: The Second World War Seen From Operating Tables Behind The Front Lineby Stanley Aylett; Holly Aylett

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 13.11

    Stanley Aylett?s remarkable account of six years? service as a front-line surgeon with the British Army is that rare thing: a complete narrative from the first week of the Second World War until months after the fi nal capitulation of Nazi Germany. That war was the last Western conflict in which military surgeons performed operations immediately... more...

  • John Brownby W. E. B. DuBois

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1909, W.E.B. Du Bois's biography of abolitionist John Brown is a literary and historical classic. With a rare combination of scholarship and passion, Du Bois defends Brown against all detractors who saw him as a fanatic, fiend, or traitor. Brown emerges as a rich personality, fully understandable as an unusual leader with a deeply... more...