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The Civil War, 1861-1865

  • The Tangled Web of the Civil War and Reconstructionby David Madden

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 14.99

    This unique collection of writings by the celebrated author David Madden provides a multitude of reflections on the Civil War and Reconstruction, from nonfiction to fiction. more...

  • A Scientific Way of Warby Ian Clarence Hope

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00

    While faith in the Enlightenment was waning elsewhere by 1850, at the United States Military Academy at West Point and in the minds of academy graduates serving throughout the country Enlightenment thinking persisted, asserting that war was governable by a grand theory accessible through the study of military science. Officers of the regular army... more...

  • Abraham Lincoln and the Virtues of War: How Civil War Families Challenged and Transformed Our National Valuesby Jean Friedman

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 38.00

    This volume is a completely new approach to Civil War history. Historians rightly regard Abraham Lincoln as a moral exemplar, a president who gave new life to the national values that defined America. While some previous studies attest to Lincoln's identification with family virtues, this is the first to link Lincoln's personal biography with actual... more...

  • For the Union and the Catholic Churchby Max Longley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Four men joined the Catholic Church in the mid-1840s: a soldier, his bishop brother, a priest born a slave and an editor. For the next two decades they were in the thick of the battles of the era--Catholicism versus Know-Nothingism, slavery versus abolition, North versus South. Much has been written about the Catholic Church and about the Civil War.... more...

  • Lee vs. McClellanby Clayton R. Newell

    Regnery Publishing 2015; US$ 18.99

    In 1861, two brilliant but inexperienced generals faced off in the rugged mountains of western Virginia. Neither Robert E. Lee nor George B. McClellan had ever commanded an army before; but in the crucial first campaign of the bloody Civil War, both men were quickly put to the test. Lee vs. McClellan is a vivid, gripping account of this often-overlooked... more...

  • The Last Hurrahby Kyle S. Sinisi

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 54.99

    In the late summer of 1864, Confederate General Sterling Price led a last ditch attempt to liberate Missouri from Union occupation and brutal guerrilla warfare. Price?s invading army was like few others seen during the Civil War. This is the story of his invasion from its politically charged planning to its starving retreat. more...

  • A House Dividedby Jules Archer; Allen C. Guelzo

    Sky Pony Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    A House Divided is an exciting introduction to two of the most fascinating players in the American Civil War. Ulysses S. Grant was gruff and sloppy, the son of a hardworking but uneducated man opposed to slavery. Robert E. Lee, a slave owner himself, was a polite, aristocratic Virginia gentleman who descended from the Revolutionary War hero “Light-Horse... more...

  • Veterans North and South: The Transition from Soldier to Civilian after the American Civil Warby Paul Cimbala

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 37.00

    Nothing transforms "dry, boring history" into fascinating and engaging stories like learning about long-ago events through the words of those who lived them. What was it like to witness?and participate in?the horrors of a war that lasted four years and claimed over half a million lives, and then emerge as a survivor into a drastically changed world?... more...

  • States at War, Volume 5by Richard F. Miller

    University Press of New England 2015; US$ 59.99

    A valuable reference guide to Ohio in the Civil War more...

  • Island No. 10by Larry J. Daniel; Lynn N. Bock

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    By February 1862 Confederate forces in Kentucky and Tennessee were falling back in disorder. Fort Henry on the Tennessee River and Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River fell to combined land and naval forces under Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant and Flag Officer Andrew H. Foote. These losses necessitated the abandonment of the Rebel stronghold... more...