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The Civil War, 1861-1865

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  • Confederate General William Dorsey Penderby Brian Steel Wills

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    In this thorough biography of Pender, noted Civil War historian Brian Steel Wills examines both the young general's military career and his domestic life. While Pender devoted himself to military service, he also embraced the Episcopal Church and was baptized before his command in the field. According to Wills, Pender had an insatiable quest for "glory"... more...

  • Trans-Pacific Echoes and Resonances; Listening Once Againby Joseph Needham; Lu Gwei-Djen

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1985; US$ 87.00

    This monograph is a review of the present state of knowledge of the relationships and consequences of over 25 centuries of interactions between the Amerindian and Asean Circum-Pacific regions. A fascinating, special case of previous work by two Asianists on similar themes of the Euro-Asian Continental land mass, providing the theoretical framework... more...

  • To the North Anna Riverby Gordon C. Rhea

    LSU Press 2005; US$ 24.95

    With To the North Anna River, the third book in his outstanding five-book series, Gordon C. Rhea continues his spectacular narrative of the initial campaign between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee in the spring of 1864. May 13 through 25, a phase oddly ignored by historians, was critical in the clash between the Army of the Potomac and the Army... more...

  • The Life of Johnny Rebby Bell Irvin Wiley; Jr. James I. Robertson

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 21.95

    In this companion to The Life of Johnny Reb, Bell Irvin Wiley explores the daily lives of the men in blue who fought to save the Union. With the help of many soldiers' letters and diaries, Wiley explains who these men were and why they fought, how they reacted to combat and the strain of prolonged conflict, and what they thought about the land and... more...

  • Between the Enemy and Texasby Anne Bailey

    TCU Press 2013; US$ 15.95

    Much of the Civil War west of the Mississippi was a war of waiting for action, of foraging already stripped land for an army that supposedly could provision itself, and of disease in camp, while trying to hold out against Union pressure. There were none of the major engagements that characterized the conflict farther east. Instead, small units of... more...

  • The Illustrated Gettysburg Readerby Rod Gragg

    Regnery Publishing 2013; US$ 29.95

    One hundred and fifty years after the Battle of Gettysburg, the words of the soldiers and onlookers present for those three fateful days still reverberate with the power of their courage and sacrifice. The Illustrated Gettysburg Reader: An Eyewitness History of the Civil War's Greatest Battle gathers letters, journals, articles and speeches from... more...

  • Tara Revisitedby Catherine Clinton

    Abbeville Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    A must read for any history or Civil War buff, or for any girl who ever wanted to be Scarlett O?Hara. —Rosemary Smith more...

  • The American Indian Frontierby William Christie Macleod

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Originally published between 1920-1970, The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians,... more...

  • Thank God My Regiment an African Oneby Clare P. Weaver; Edwin C. Bearss

    LSU Press 2000; US$ 22.95

    "Incredible!... Anyone interested in the hardship, frustration, and courage of soldiers at war will be enthralled by this book." -- James G. Hollandsworth, author of The Louisiana Native Guards Until now, Union army colonel Nathan W. Daniels has been a forgotten man with a forgotten regiment. The white commanding officer of the 2nd Louisiana Native... more...

  • One Damn Blunder from Beginning to Endby Gary Dillard Joiner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 35.99

    Taking its title from Sherman's blunt description, One Damn Blunder from Beginning to End: The Red River Campaign of 1864 is a fresh inspection of what was the Civil War's largest operation between the Union Army and Navy west of the Mississippi River. Joiner puts together a compelling description of what was one of the most important military operations... more...