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The Civil War, 1861-1865

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  • Warman's Civil War Collectibles Field Guideby John F. Graf

    F+W Media 2006; US$ 12.99

    As the primary guide to Civil War memorabilia and artifacts, this book is more than a price guide, it's an indispensable historical resource. Readers will encounter listings for firearms, uniforms, flags, banners, and currency used by the armies and navies of the United States and Confederate States between 1861 and 1865, and key information to better... more...

  • Mayas, Incas, and Aztecsby Wendy Conklin

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99

    The Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs were three groups of people found living in the ancient Americas. Though they were clearly alike, they were also unique. All three civilizations ended when Spanish explorers moved into the Americas. more...

  • Civil War Leadersby Wendy Conklin

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Who were the Civil War leaders, how did they attain their positions, and why did they fight? As the details of their lives unfold, these men become more than just names from history. more...

  • Robert E. Leeby Wendy Conklin

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Robert E. Lee was considered by many to be an amazing man of character, determination, and talent. Confederate President Jefferson Davis hired him as his assistant for the war. Soon he was commanding the Army of Northern Virginia, and he commanded until his men could fight no more. In the end, he resigned with dignity and asked his men to do the same. more...

  • Why the Confederacy Lostby Gabor S. Boritt

    Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 19.99

    After the Civil War, someone asked General Pickett why the Battle of Gettysburg had been lost: Was it Lee's error in taking the offensive, the tardiness of Ewell and Early, or Longstreet's hesitation in attacking? Pickett scratched his head and replied, "I've always thought the Yankees had something to do with it." This simple... more...

  • Recollections of War Timesby William A. McClendon; Keith S. Bohannon

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Recollections of War Times is a dramatically improved edition of William A. ?Gus? McClendon?s memoir of his service in the 15th Alabama Infantry. It has long been recognized among the rarest books by any veteran of the Army of Northern Virginia. Keith Bohannon has conducted relentless research that uncovered a gratifying array of new information... more...

  • A Damned Iowa Greyhoundby Donald C. III Elder

    University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 21.00

    William Henry Harrison Clayton was one of nearly 75,000 soldiers from Iowa to join the Union ranks during the Civil War. Possessing a high school education and superior penmanship, Clayton served as a company clerk in the 19th Infantry, witnessing battles in the Trans-Mississippi theater. His diary and his correspondence with his family in Van Buren... more...

  • Love amid the Turmoilby Donald C. III Elder

    University of Iowa Press 2003; US$ 29.95

    William Vermilion (1830-1894) served as a captain in Company F of the 36th Iowa Infantry from October 1862 until September 1865. Although he was a physician in Iconium in south central Iowa at the start of the war, after it ended he became a noted lawyer in nearby Centerville; he was also a state senator from 1869 to 1872. Mary Vermilion (1831-1883)... more...

  • Aufbrüche nach dem Zusammenbruchby Alexander Freund

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2004; US$ 26.92

    Millionen Deutsche wollten nach dem 2. Weltkrieg »raus aus Europa!« ? so eine Schlagzeile von 1949. Knapp eine Million Menschen wanderte dann in den 1950er Jahren tatsächlich nach Übersee aus, die meisten in die USA und nach Kanada. Über diese größte Auswanderungsbewegung aus Deutschland im 20. Jahrhundert ist nur wenig bekannt. Auf der Grundlage von... more...

  • Commanders of the Civil Warby George A Scott

    Scott & Nix, Inc. 2011; US$ 7.99

    Entering the service on either side at various ranks and from all walks of life, thousands of men commanded as officers over the course of the Civil War. Some rose meteorically to high rank, while others ended their service considerably lower than their initial commission. The select group of forty-four commanders included in this book all served at... more...