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The Civil War, 1861-1865

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  • 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...

  • Hold the Oxo!by Marion Fargey Brooker

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 8.99

    Canada was young. Twenty thousand underage soldiers left their homes to serve in the Great War. Jim, at seventeen, was one of them. His letters home gloss over the horrors of war, focusing on issues of the home front: of harvesting, training horses, and the price of hogs. His letters rested ninety-five years in a shoebox decorated by his mother. more...

  • The View from the Groundby Aaron Sheehan-Dean

    The University Press of Kentucky 2006; US$ 40.00

    With an Afterword by Joseph T. Glatthaar The View from the Ground brings together the perspectives of Civil War soldiers on all aspects of the conflict, revealing as much about nineteenth-century America as it does about the war itself. The contributors investigate the issues engaged by soldiers during the war, including slavery and racial tensions,... more...

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

    F+W Media 2007; US$ 9.95

    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, and events... more...

  • 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...

  • 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... 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...