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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • Napoleon the Greatby Andrew Roberts

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 20.78

    From Andrew Roberts, author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Storm of War , this is the definitive modern biography of Napoleon It has become all too common for Napoleon Bonaparte's biographers to approach him as a figure to be reviled, bent on world domination, practically a proto-Hitler. Here, after years of study extending even... more...

  • Twelve Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 0.99

    Solomon Northup (1808?1857) was a free-born African American from Saratoga Springs, New York. In 1841, he was kidnapped and forced into slavery for twelve years. With the help of his family and his father?s former master, Northup ultimately won his freedom and took the traders who betrayed him to court. He is best known for his autobiographical account... more...

  • Band of Brothersby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 17.00

    Stephen E. Ambrose?s iconic story of the ordinary men who became the World War II?s most extraordinary soldiers: Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, US Army. They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better than the other guy. And... more...

  • Gettysburgby Stephen W. Sears

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 14.99

    Stephen W. Sears has delivered a masterwork in Gettysburg, his single-volume history of the Civil War's greatest campaign. Drawing on original source material, from soldiers' letters to the Official Records of the war, Sears offers dramatic and informed accounts of every aspect of the campaign, from well-hewn portraits of the battle's leaders to detailed... more...

  • American Civil War Railroad Tacticsby Robert Hodges; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Osprey's study of the battles fought on America's railroads during the Civil War 91861-1865). The American Civil War was the world's first full-blown 'railroad war'. The well-developed network in the North was of great importance in serving the Union army's logistic needs over long distances, and the sparser resources of the South were proportionately... more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 0.99

    A dramatic autobiography and powerful firsthand account of slavery, written by America?s most influential abolitionist First published in 1845, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an eye-opening depiction of American slavery. Part autobiography, part human-rights treatise, it describes the everyday horrors inflicted on captive laborers,... more...

  • Flesh and Spiritby Carol Berg

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    "Chilling...well-written." Publishers Weekly "Terrific." -- Midwest Book Review more...

  • The American Civil Warby John Keegan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    The greatest military historian of our time gives a peerless account of America?s most bloody, wrenching, and eternally fascinating war. In this long-awaited history, John Keegan shares his original and perceptive insights into the psychology, ideology, demographics, and economics of the American Civil War. Illuminated by Keegan?s knowledge of military... more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass; Peter J. Gomes; Gregory Stephens

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 4.95

    This dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave was first published in 1845, when its young author had just achieved his freedom. Douglass' eloquence gives a clear indication of the powerful principles that led him to become the first great African-American leader in the United States. more...

  • The Civil War: A Narrativeby Shelby Foote

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 26.00

    Focused on the pivotal year of 1863, the second volume of Shelby Foote?s masterful narrative history brings to life some of the most dramatic and important moments in the Civil War, including the Battle of Gettysburg and Grant?s Vicksburg campaign.   ?Foote has an acute sense of the relative importance of events and a novelist?s skill in directing... more...