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- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
Frances Peter was one of the eleven children of Dr. Robert Peter, a surgeon for the Union army. The Peter family lived on Gratz Park near downtown Lexington, where nineteen-year-old Frances began recording her impressions of the Civil War. Because of illness, she did not often venture outside her home but was able to gather a remarkable amount of... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 35.00
On December 12, 1862, while patrolling Mississippi's Yazoo River, the ironclad USS Cairo struck a Confederate torpedo. Twelve minutes later, the gunboat slipped beneath the surface approximately eight miles north of Vicksburg, where it remained for exactly 102 years. When researchers raised it in 1964, they were amazed to find many of its compartments... more...
- Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2015; US$ 69.99
In this book the story of Company A is told through the real-time, unfiltered correspondence of the soldiers who fought to end slavery and preserve the United States. This allows readers to develop a personal connection with the men of Company A as they learn the fate, good and tragic, of the men featured throughout the book. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
The American Civil War is the most read about era in our history, and among its most compelling aspects is the story of Civil War medicine - the staggering challenge of treating wounds and disease on both sides of the conflict. Written for general readers and scholars alike, this first-of-its kind encyclopedia will help all Civil War enthusiasts to... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 35.00
From the little-known Filibuster Wars to the Civil War battlefield of Gaines' Mill, this volume details the fascinating story of one of the South's most colorful military units, the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion, aka Wheat's Tigers. Beginning with a brief look at the Filibuster Wars (a set of military attempts to annex Latin American... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95
In 1864, General Sterling Price with an army of 12,000 ragtag Confederates invaded Missouri in an effort to wrest it from the United States Army's Department of Missouri. Price hoped his campaign would sway the 1864 presidential election, convincing war-weary Northern voters to cast their ballots for a peace candidate rather than Abraham Lincoln.... more...
- Lyons Press 2015; US$ 25.99
History remembers William Alvin Lloyd as the subject of Totten vs. United States ?which set precedent for espionage law?but was he a total fraud? Lincoln's Secret Spy is a high-spirited historical caper about a notorious scoundrel who may have been Abraham Lincoln's secret agent in the Confederacy. more...
- University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 29.95
The Civil War acted like a battering ram on human beings, shattering both flesh and psyche of thousands of soldiers. Despite popular perception that doctors recklessly erred on the side of amputation, surgeons labored mightily to adjust to the medical quagmire of war. And as Brian Craig Miller shows in Empty Sleeves , the hospital emerged as the first... more...
- Texas State Historical Assn Press 2015; Not Available
Ralph A. Wooster was named Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus by Lamar University in 2006. Author or editor of eleven books, including Civil War Texas : A History and a Guide (TSHA, 1999), Wooster is also co-author of Texas & Texans , a widely used seventh grade history text now in its sixth edition. He is a fellow and past president... more...