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The Civil War, 1861-1865

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  • Brigades of Gettysburgby Bradley M. Gottfried

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 17.95

    Using a wealth of first-hand accounts, author Bradley M. Gottfried pieces together each brigade?s experience at Gettysburg. Whether stories of forced marches, weary troops, or the bitter and tragic end of the battle, you?ll experience every angle of this epic battle. Learn what happened when the guns stopped firing and the men were left with only... more...

  • Dixie Victoriousby Peter G. Tsouras

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Ever wondered what would have happened if the Confederates had won the Civil War? This book not only says that it could have happened, but it also goes into detail to show you just how easily it could have?you?re in for a shock! Written by military historian Peter G. Tsouras, Dixie Victorious examines a number of convincing scenarios, real battles,... more...

  • Lee's Last Campaignby Clifford Dowdey

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    By May 1864, General Robert E. Lee had been transformed from a young soldier into a gray-haired patriarch of the Confederate cause. As Lee struggled to keep his ragged soldiers alive, he faced pressure from two fronts. Grant?s Union Army not only had superior numbers, but a steadfast infra-structure or railroads and industrialized supply routes.... more...

  • Sherman Invades Georgiaby John R. Scales

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    A longtime Special Forces officer with a Ph.D. in systems engineering presents a new perspective on one of the legendary campaigns of the Civil War, General William T. Sherman's invasion of Georgia. Unlike most Civil War books that either treat individual battles and campaigns in a historical sense and give short shrift to planning, or study campaign... more...

  • Commanding Lincoln's Navyby Stephen R. Taaffe

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 37.95

    The Union Navy played a vital role in winning the Civil War by blockading Confederate ports, cooperating with the Union Army in amphibious assaults, and controlling the Mississippi River and its tributaries. President Lincoln understood, however, that the Navy was not as important, militarily and politically, to the war effort as the Army, so he delegated... more...

  • Union Heartlandby Ginette Aley; Joseph L. Anderson; Brett Barker; William C. Davis; Nicole Etcheson; Michael P. Gray; R. Douglas Hurt; Julie A. Mujic

    Southern Illinois University Press 2013; US$ 39.50

    The Civil War has historically been viewed somewhat simplistically as a battle between the North and the South. Southern historians have broadened this viewpoint by revealing the “many Souths” that made up the Confederacy, but the “North” has remained largely undifferentiated as a geopolitical term. In this welcome collection,... more...

  • Gettysburgby Iain C. Martin

    Sky Pony Press 2013; US$ 16.95

    In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia advanced into Pennsylvania in a daring offensive to win the Civil War in a single campaign. They met the Union Army at a quiet crossroads town called Gettysburg, and engaged in the greatest battle ever fought on American soil. Three days of combat ended on July 3 with Pickett's... more...

  • The Maltby Brothers' Civil Warby Norman C. Delaney

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    On December 11, 1863, a US brigadier general and a Confederate artillery captain met on board the packet steamer Diligent on the Mississippi River below Vicksburg. The Confederate officer had not come on board on official business; he was a paroled prisoner of war. The brigadier general was his older brother, who had learned of the younger man?s... more...

  • The North Fights the Civil War: The Home Frontby Matthew J. Gallman

    Ivan R. Dee 1994; US$ 15.99

    A fresh look at how Northern society mobilized to fight the first great modern war. From Gallman?s analysis of continuity and change, it seems clear that the conflict was not the great watershed in political, economic, and social development that is often supposed. ?A concise, readable account....Gallman challenges some conventional wisdom while telling... more...

  • Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Menby Jeffrey Hummel; John Majewski

    Open Court 2013; US$ 29.95

    This book combines a sweeping narrative of the Civil War with a bold new look at the war?s significance for American society. Professor Hummel sees the Civil War as America?s turning point: simultaneously the culmination and repudiation of the American revolution. While the chapters tell the story of the Civil War and discuss the issues raised in... more...