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The Civil War, 1861-1865

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  • Southern Lady, Yankee Spyby Elizabeth R. Varon

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    Northern sympathizer in the Confederate capital, daring spymaster, postwar politician: Elizabeth Van Lew was one of the most remarkable figures in American history, a woman who defied the conventions of the nineteenth-century South. In Southern Lady, Yankee Spy, historian Elizabeth Varon provides a gripping, richly researched account of the woman who... more...

  • Civil War Is Comingby Christi E. Parker

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2005; US$ 8.99

    During the 1800s, the United States was in conflict over slavery. Though compromises were made, neither side was pleased. Abolitionists and pro-slavery people engaged in conflicts and often deadly clashes. With South Carolina and other southern states seceding, war was inevitable. more...

  • The Civil Warby Geoffrey C. Ward; Kenneth Burns

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    "The Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became, good and bad things.... It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a hell of a crossroads: the suffering, the enormous tragedy of the whole thing."- Shelby Foote, from The Civil War   When the illustrated edition of The Civil War was first published, The New... more...

  • Shermanby S. Woodworth

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 9.99

    Sherman is not only one of the most important generals in the American Civil War, but also one of the most famous commanders in the military annals of the western world. He has become an almost mythical character in popular memory, the embodiment of grim-visaged, implacable war. Legend has him burning a sixty-mile-wide swath of desolation across the... more...

  • The Civil War for Kidsby Janis Herbert

    Chicago Review Press 1999; US$ 13.99

    History explodes in this activity guide spanning the turmoil preceding secession, the first shots fired at Fort Sumter, the fierce battles on land and sea, and finally the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. Making butternut dye for a Rebel uniform, learning drills and signals with flags, decoding wigwag, baking hardtack, reenacting battles, and... more...

  • Louisianians in the Western Confederacyby Stuart Salling

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95

    The Louisiana Brigade served the Confederacy in the Army of Tennessee, battling on the western frontier. Commanded by Daniel W. Adams and Randall L. Gibson, the brigade fought from the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862 to the surrender at Meridian in May 1865. This volume follows the formation and history of the individual units, the politics of command,... more...

  • 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...

  • The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil Warby Margaret E. Wagner; Library of Congress; Gary W. Gallagher

    Little, Brown and Company 2011; US$ 16.99

    With striking visuals from the Library of Congress' unparalleled archive, THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ILLUSTRATED TIMELINE OF THE CIVIL WAR is an authoritative and engaging narrative of the domestic conflict that determined the course of American history. A detailed chronological timeline of the war captures the harrowing intensity of 19th-century warfare... 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...