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- 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...
- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00
The progressive impulse that energized the United States between 1890 and 1920 forever altered the nature of American government and its relation to its citizens. This book was written to reveal the challenges Americans faced during the Progressive Era and to show how their responses helped transform the nation. Combining a narrative on the era with... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 29.95
Recruited primarily from the gentle farmlands of central New York, the men of the Twenty-Sixth New York Volunteer Infantry were among the first to answer their nation's call during the Civil War. Death soon wrapped its cold arms around the regiment, whose losses were great. More often than not the Twenty-Sixth was placed in difficult or impossible... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95
Perhaps no topic is more heated, and the sources more tendentious, than that of Civil War prisons and the treatment of prisoners of war (POWs). Partisans of each side, then and now, have vilified the other for maltreatment of their POWs, while seeking to excuse their own distressing record of prisoner of war camp mismanagement, brutality, and incompetence.... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 55.00
Civil War Nurse Narratives, 1863?1870 , examines the first wave of autobiographical narratives written by northern female nurses and published during the war and shortly thereafter, ranging from the well-known Louisa May Alcott to lesser-known figures such as Elvira Powers and Julia Wheelock. From the hospitals of Washington, DC, and Philadelphia,... more...