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The Civil War, 1861-1865

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  • The Destructive Warby Charles Royster

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.95

    From the moment the Civil War began, partisans on both sides were calling not just for victory but for extermination. And both sides found leaders who would oblige. In this vivid and fearfully persuasive book, Charles Royster looks at William Tecumseh Sherman and Stonewall Jackson, the men who came to embody the apocalyptic passions of North and South,... more...

  • Stonewall Jacksonby Allen Tate

    J.S. Sanders books 1991; US$ 18.99

    In this vivid portrait of one of the South?s ablest (and most enigmatic) commanders, Allen Tate portrays the warrior whom Lee would mourn as "his right arm." Southern Classics Series. more...

  • Hospital Sketchesby Louisa May Alcott

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Although best known as a writer of fiction who produced such classics as Little Women, Louisa May Alcott lived a fascinating life that included a stint as a Civil War nurse. This collection includes several essays, letters, and other pieces that outline Alcott's experiences serving to the needs of the war wounded. It's a fascinating account... more...

  • Life in Dixie During the War 1861-1865by Mary A. H. Gay

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    The "official" account of the Civil War is well known by many, but this sweeping narrative often overlooks the experiences and impressions of individuals. Life in Dixie During the War offers up a fascinating first-hand account of what it was like to actually live through this tumultuous period in American history. According to some, this... more...

  • Recollections of the Civil Warby Charles A. Dana

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    As the Civil War seemed to spin out of control, President Lincoln sought more insight into the conditions on the front lines. Because he did not have full confidence in the controversial approach that General Grant had taken, Lincoln sent renowned journalist Charles Dana to keep an eye on things and report back. Recollections of the Civil War offers... more...

  • Leeby Clifford Dowdey

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    General Robert E. Lee is well known as a major figure in the Civil War. However, by removing Lee from the delimiting frame of the Civil War and placing him in the context of the Republic's total history, Dowdey shows the "eternal relevance" of this tragic figure to the American heritage. With access to hundreds of personal letters, Dowdey brings fresh... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, 1by MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government is a book written by Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. Davis wrote the book as a straightforward history of the Confederate States of America and as an apologia for the causes that he believed led to and justified the American Civil War. Most... more...

  • The Army Muleby Henry A. Castle

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    What was military life like in the early twentieth century? That question is answered from a number of unique angles in the collection The Army Mule and Other War Sketches. While most military fiction of the era adopted a top-down approach, focusing on the experiences and perceptions of the powerful military leadership, the vignettes in this collection... more...

  • Wo ist Lieutenant Adkins?by Peter Köpf

    Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 14.31

    Hauptbeschreibung Dass Soldaten aus der DDR in den Westen flüchteten, weiß jeder. Dass Nato-Soldaten in die DDR überliefen, ist weitgehend unbekannt. Dabei hatten die Deserteure oft gute Gründe. Da ist der anscheinend überzeugte Sozialist William D. Adkins aus Indianapolis, der sich willig in die Arme der Stasi begibt, Karriere macht und am Ende... more...

  • The Tangled Web of the Civil War and Reconstructionby David Madden

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 14.99

    This unique collection of writings by the celebrated author David Madden provides a multitude of reflections on the Civil War and Reconstruction, from nonfiction to fiction. more...