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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • Jewish Identity in the Reconstruction Southby Anton Hieke

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    How far can Jewish life in the South during Reconstruction (1863?1877) indeed be described as German in a period of American Jewry traditionally referred to as ?German Jewish? in historiography? To what extent were Jewish immigrants in the South acculturated to Southern identity and customs? Anton Hieke discusses the experience of Jewish immigrants... more...

  • Lincoln at Gettysburgby Garry Wills

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 16.00

    The power of words has rarely been given a more compelling demonstration than in the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln was asked to memorialize the gruesome battle. Instead, he gave the whole nation "a new birth of freedom" in the space of a mere 272 words. His entire life and previous training, and his deep political experience went into this, his revolutionary... more...

  • Chickamauga 1863: Rebel Breakthroughby Alexander Mendoza

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 48.00

    There is renewed interest among Civil War historians and history buffs alike about events west of the Appalachian Mountains and their impact on the outcome of the conflict. In examining the Chickamauga campaign, this book provides a fresh analysis of the more...

  • Damage Them All You Canby George Walsh

    Tom Doherty Associates 2013; US$ 23.99

    ?Damage them all you can,? the patrician Lee exhorts, and his Southern army, ragtag in uniform and elite in spirit, responds ferociously in one battle after another against their Northern enemies?from the Seven Days and the Valley Campaign through Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, from the Wilderness to Spotsylvania to the final siege of Richmond and... more...

  • A Documentary History of the American Civil War Eraby Thomas C. Mackey

    University of Tennessee Press 2013; US$ 49.95

         A Documentary History of the American Civil War Era is the first comprehensive collection of public policy actions, political speeches, and judicial decisions related to the American Civil War. This three-volume set gives scholars and students easy access to the full texts of both the most important, fundamental... more...

  • Coming Fury, Volume 1by Bruce Catton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.95

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award! A thrilling, page-turning piece of writing that describes the forces conspiring to tear apart the United States?with the disintegrating political processes and rising tempers finally erupting at Bull Run. " . . . a major work by a major writer, a superb recreation of the twelve crucial... more...

  • Lee and His Men at Gettysburgby Clifford Dowdey

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    In this sweeping account Clifford Dowdey recreates one of the most important battles in U.S. history. With vivid and breathtaking detail, Lee and His Men at Gettysburg is both a historical work and an honorary ode to the almost fifty thousand soldiers who died at the fields of Pennsylvania. Written with an emphasis on the Confederate forces, the... more...

  • Desperate Engagementby Marc Leepson

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 20.99

    The Battle of Monocacy, which took place on the blisteringly hot day of July 9, 1864, is one of the Civil War?s most significant yet little-known battles. What played out that day in the corn and wheat fields four miles south of Frederick, Maryland., was a full-field engagement between some 12,000 battle-hardened Confederate troops led by the controversial... more...

  • Never Call Retreatby Bruce Catton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 28.95

    "A magnificent stylist . . . a first-rate historian. Familiarity with subject matter resulting from many years of study and narrative talents exceeding those of any other Civil War historian enable him to move along swiftly and smoothly and produce a story that is informative, dramatic, and absorbingly interesting." ?Dr. Bell I. Wiley, after reading... more...

  • Terrible Swift Swordby Bruce Catton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 28.95

    The second episode in this award-winning trilogy impressively shows how the Union and Confederacy, slowly and inexorably, reconciled themselves to an all-out war?an epic struggle for freedom. In Terrible Swift Sword , Bruce Catton tells the story of the Civil War as never before?of two turning points which changed the scope and meaning of the war.... more...