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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • The Lincoln Assassination Encyclopediaby Jr. Edward Steers

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    ?In this encyclopedia of Lincoln?s assassination, Edward Steers, Jr., the foremost scholar of the assassination, has assembled knowledge of the subject scattered in documents and writings over a period of nearly a century and a half, organized it authoritatively and comprehensively, and written about it clearly.? ?William Hanchett, author of Out... more...

  • Ecstatic Nationby Brenda Wineapple

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    A New York Times Notable Book of 2013 A Kirkus Best Book of 2013 A Bookpage Best Book of 2013 Dazzling in scope, Ecstatic Nation illuminates one of the most dramatic and momentous chapters in America's past, when the country dreamed big, craved new lands and new freedom, and was bitterly divided over its great moral wrong: slavery.? ?With... more...

  • Reflections on the Civil Warby Bruce Catton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 28.95

    Edited from tapes that the Pulitzer prize-winnng historian made before his death, this moving, informative book paints an intimate portrait of war. It's a chronicle of motives and emotions, from larger than life figures Lincoln and Lee to young John B. 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...

  • The Great Task Remainingby William Marvel

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010; US$ 19.99

    A critical examination of the third year of Lincoln's administration, challenging popular explanations for the origin of the conflict and uncovering a greater breadth of corruption and cynical exploitation than has been previously acknowledged. more...

  • The Civil War Battlefield Guideby Frances H. Kennedy

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1998; US$ 21.99

    This new edition of the definitive guide to Civil War battlefields is really a completely new book. While the first edition covered 60 major battlefields, from Fort Sumter to Appomattox, the second covers all of the 384 designated as the "principal battlefields" in the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Report. As in the first edition, the essays... more...

  • Mr. Lincoln Goes to Warby William Marvel

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006; US$ 14.99

    "The Civil War's master historical detective" reveals how Lincoln blundered into war. Stephen Sears has called William Marvel "the Civil War's master historical detective," and in this groundbreaking book Marvel investigates the mystery of how the war began, reconsidering the big question: Was it inevitable? He vividly recreates President Lincoln's... more...

  • Tarnished Victoryby William Marvel

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 14.99

    A critical look at the the fourth year of Lincoln's administration and the conclusion of the author's four-volume re-examination of the Civil War. more...

  • Lincoln's Darkest Yearby William Marvel

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 19.99

    A revealing look at Lincoln?s actions in 1862?and a nation in the midst of war Lincoln?s Darkest Year offers a gripping narrative of 1862, a pivotal year in our country?s Civil War. Marvel continues the story he began in Mr. Lincoln Goes to War, which focused on Lincoln?s first year in office, again relying on recently unearthed primary sources 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...