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The Civil War, 1861-1865

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  • Dawn of Victoryby Edward S. Alexander

    Savas Beatie 2015; US$ 7.99

    After the unprecedented violence of the 1864 Overland Campaign, Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant turned his gaze south of Richmond to Petersburg, and the key railroad junction that supplied the Confederate capital and its defenders. Nine grueling months of constant maneuver and combat around the "Cockade City" followed. As massive fortifications... more...

  • Die Sachen der Aufklärungby Frauke Berndt; Daniel Fulda

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2012; US$ 70.62

    Die Sache der Aufklärung meinen wir zu kennen ? die Aufklärer forderten Gedankenfreiheit, Selbstbestimmung, eine Lebensführung nach Maßgabe der Vernunft und bürgerliche Rechte. Weniger bekannt sind die konkreten Sachen, für die sich das 18. Jahrhundert interessierte: Dinge des Alltags, die materiale Dimension von Erkenntnis, Kultur und Kritik, Laboreinrichtungen,... more...

  • Disgrace at Gettysburgby John F. Krumwiede

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 39.95

    The Battle of Gettysburg was a scene of roiling chaos. Thousands of casualties and an unexpected Union retreat left the field and its soldiers in utter confusion. It was in the midst of this uproar that Brigadier General Thomas A. Rowley, U.S.A., was arrested for drunkenness and disobedience. But what really happened on that chaotic day, and how did... more...

  • Distant Bugles, Distant Drumsby Flint Whitlock

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 19.95

    Distant Bugles, Distant Drums brings to life the epic march of 1,000 men recruited from Colorado's towns, farms, and mining camps to fight 3,000 Confederate soldiers in New Mexico. more...

  • Drawn with the Swordby James M. McPherson

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 12.99

    This series of essays reflects on topics such as the origins of the Civil War, the war and American society, why the North won the war, Lincoln's enduring image, and the question of historians and their audiences. more...

  • The Dunning Schoolby John David Smith; J. Vincent Lowery; Shepherd W. McKinley; James S. Humphreys; William Bland Whitley; Michael W. Fitzgerald; John Herbert Sr. Roper; Fred Arthur Bailey; Paul Ortiz; William Harris Bragg; Eric Foner

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 40.00

    From the late nineteenth century until World War I, a group of Columbia University students gathered under the mentorship of the renowned historian William Archibald Dunning (1857--1922). Known as the Dunning School, these students wrote the first generation of state studies on the Reconstruction -- volumes that generally sympathized with white southerners,... 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...

  • Empty Sleevesby Brian Craig Miller

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The Civil War acted like a battering ram on human beings, shattering both flesh and psyche of thousands of soldiers. Despite popular perception that doctors recklessly erred on the side of amputation, surgeons labored mightily to adjust to the medical quagmire of war. And as Brian Craig Miller shows in Empty Sleeves , the hospital emerged as the first... more...

  • Encircling the Union Armyby Edwin C. Bearrs

    Savas Publishing 2013; US$ 4.99

    Jeb Stuart’s bold and unauthorized ride around the enemy in June 1862 is still studied and celebrated as one of history’s most daring intelligence raids. By late May 1862, Gen. George B. McClellan had moved his massive Army of the Potomac to the outskirts of the Confederate capital at Richmond. When Confederate Gen. Joseph Johnston fell wounded... more...

  • The Encyclopedia of Civil War Medicineby Glenna R Schroeder-Lein

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    The American Civil War is the most read about era in our history, and among its most compelling aspects is the story of Civil War medicine - the staggering challenge of treating wounds and disease on both sides of the conflict. Written for general readers and scholars alike, this first-of-its kind encyclopedia will help all Civil War enthusiasts to... more...