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  • To the Bitter Endby Robert M. Dunkerly

    Savas Beatie 2015; US$ 7.99

    Across the Confederacy, determination remained high through the winter of 1864 into the new year. Yet ominous signs were everywhere. The peace conference had failed. Large areas were overrun, the armies could not stop Union advances, the economy was in shambles, and industry and infrastructure were crumbling—the Confederacy could not make, move,... more...

  • Calamity in Carolinaby Daniel T. Davis

    Savas Beatie 2015; US$ 7.99

    Robert E. Lee gave Joseph E. Johnston an impossible task.Federal armies under Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had rampaged through Georgia on their "March to the Sea" and now were cutting a swath of destruction as they marched north from Savannah through the Carolinas. Locked in a desperate defense of Richmond and Petersburg, there was... more...

  • Decapitating the Unionby John C. Fazio

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

    More than a hundred books have been written on Lincoln's assassination, yet one of the few certainties surrounding his death is the fact that little about it is certain. The literature on the subject is replete with errors, theories and guesswork. This comprehensive re-examination of the facts seeks to correct major and minor errors in the record,... more...

  • The Gettysburg Cycloramaby Chris Brenneman; Sue Boardman

    Savas Beatie 2015; US$ 20.99

    Thousands of books and articles have been written about the Battle of Gettysburg. Almost every topic has been thoroughly scrutinized except one: Paul Philippoteaux’s massive cyclorama painting The Battle of Gettysburg, which depicts Pickett’s Charge, the final attack at Gettysburg. The Gettysburg Cyclorama: The Turning Point of the Civil... more...

  • Stephen A. Douglasby Reg Ankrom

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

    When newly elected Illinois State Representative Abraham Lincoln first saw 5'4" Stephen A. Douglas, he sized him up as "the least man I ever saw." With the introduction of Douglas's first bill in 1834, Lincoln soon thought differently. The General Assembly not only passed the bill, it appointed the 21-year-old Douglas State's... more...

  • Killing Kingby Stuart Wexler; Larry Hancock

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 3.99

    At approximately 6 pm Eastern Standard Time on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr., one of America's great moral leaders was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. The largest manhunt in FBI history eventually resulted in the capture of James Earl Ray, a career criminal who had escaped from prison in April 1967. Ray entered a guilty plea and confessed... more...

  • Beliefs and Rituals in Archaic Eastern North Americaby Cheryl Claassen

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 59.95

    Beliefs and Rituals in Archaic Eastern North America describes, illustrates, and offers nondogmatic interpretations of rituals and beliefs in Archaic America. In compiling a wealth of detailed entries, author Cheryl Claassen has created both an exhaustive reference as well as an opening into new archaeological taxonomies, connections, and understandings... more...

  • Drugs, Thugs, and Diplomatsby Winifred Tate

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    In 2000, the U.S. passed a major aid package that was going to help Colombia do it all: cut drug trafficking, defeat leftist guerrillas, support peace, and build democracy. More than 80% of the assistance, however, was military aid, at a time when the Colombian security forces were linked to abusive, drug-trafficking paramilitary forces. Drugs, Thugs,... 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...

  • Henry Morgenthau, Jr.by Herbert Levy

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 22.99

    A fascinating exploration of early to mid-twentieth-century politics as seen through the eyes of a Roosevelt technocrat. History seems to repeat itself. With ongoing wars abroad and the collapse of financial institutions at home, Americans rely on President Barack Obama and Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew to bring about positive change. When... more...