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The Civil War, 1861-1865

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  • Lee's Last Retreatby William Marvel

    The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 23.99

    Lee's Last Retreat: The Flight to Appomattox 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...

  • Fitz Leeby Edward G. Longacre

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 21.95

    As the grandson of Henry ?Light-Horse Harry? Lee and the nephew of Robert E. Lee, Fitzhugh Lee?nicknamed ?Fitz??was born into one of Virginia?s most distinguished families.   Upon graduation from West Point, Fitz Lee served in the U.S. Army until the outbreak of the Civil War, when he joined the Confederate cavalry forces. After participating in... more...

  • A Regiment of Slavesby Edward G. Longacre

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    The 4th United States Colored Troops (USCT) regiment saw considerable action in the eastern theater of operations from late 1863 to mid-1865. The regiment?drawn largely from freedmen and liberated slaves in the Middle Atlantic and New England states?served in Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler?s Army of the James, whose mission was to capture the Confederate... 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$ 14.12

    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 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 Cause of All Nationsby Don H. Doyle

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, he had broader aims than simply rallying a war-weary nation. Lincoln realized that the Civil War had taken on a wider significance—that all of Europe and Latin America was watching to see whether the United States, a beleaguered model of democracy, would indeed “perish from the earth.?... more...