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The Civil War, 1861-1865

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  • A Stillness at Appomattoxby Bruce Catton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    When first published in 1953, Bruce Catton, our foremost Civil War historian was awarded both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for excellence in nonfiction.  This final volume of The Army of the Potomac trilogy relates the final year of the Civil War. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Nathan Bedford Forrestby Jack Hurst

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    Amid the aristocratic ranks of the Confederate cavalry, Nathan Bedford Forrest was untutored, all but unlettered, and regarded as no more than a guerrilla. His tactic was the headlong charge, mounted with such swiftness and ferocity that General Sherman called him a "devil" who should "be hunted down and killed if it costs 10,000 lives and bankrupts... 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...

  • The Battle of Fair Oaksby Robert P. Broadwater

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    In the spring of 1862, Union Major General George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac launched a bloody offensive up the Virginia Peninsula in an effort to capture the Confederate capital of Richmond. This study chronicles the pivotal but often overlooked turning point of the Peninsula Campaign--the Battle of Fair Oaks, also known as Seven Pines.... more...

  • Tennessee in the Civil Warby James B. Jones

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 49.95

    The only state designated by Congress as a Civil War National Heritage Area, Tennessee witnessed more than its share of Civil War strife. This collection taken from primary documents--including newspaper accounts, official reports, journal and diary entries, gunboat deck logs and letters--offers rare glimpses of the Civil War as it unfolded in the... more...

  • The Battle of Glendaleby Jim Stempel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    It is commonly accepted that the South could never have won the Civil War. By chronicling perhaps the best of the South's limited opportunities to turn the tide, this provocative study argues that Confederate victory was indeed possible. On June 30, 1862, at a small Virginia crossroads known as Glendale, Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee sliced... more...

  • The Civil War in the East: Struggle, Stalemate, and Victoryby Brooks Simpson

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 38.00

    For all the literature about Civil War military operations and leadership, precious little has been written about strategy, particularly in what has become known as the eastern theater. Yet it is in this theater where the interaction of geography and logistics, politics and public opinion, battlefront and home front, and the conduct of military operations... more...

  • Battlefields of the Civil War - Volume Iby Blair Howard

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    About as good as battlefield guidebooks get, which is very good indeed. (The Bergen Record) It is odd to think of a guide to battlefields presented as walking tours. But this one is, and it works. This is because the book is set up as You Are There" stories, with its soldiers presented as real people, not war machines." (NY Daily News). "Takes... more...

  • Stuart’s Tarheelsby Chris J. Hartley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 55.00

    When Confederate Major General J.E.B. Stuart said "North Carolina has done nobly in this army," he had one of his own men to thank: Brigadier General James Byron Gordon. A protege of Stuart, Gordon was the consummate nineteenth-century landowner, politician, and businessman. Despite a lack of military training, he rose rapidly through the... more...

  • 101 Things You Didn't Know About The Civil Warby Thomas Turner

    F+W Media 2007; US$ 9.95 US$ 8.16

    Do you know: Which state was the first to secede from the Union? Who the Mata Hari of the Civil War was? Which Bible passage Southerners most often used to justify slavery? You'll find the answers to these intriguing questions and more in 101 Things You Didn't Know About the Civil War . Packed with fascinating details about the people, places,... more...