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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • Radical Lincolnby K.M. Kostyal

    National Geographic Society 2012; US$ 3.99

    Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, held a nation together during a brutal Civil War and changed the course of history by ending slavery. He has more books written about him than any other President of the United States but what do we really know about the ?man? himself? There are a handful of facts: he was from the frontier, was raised... more...

  • Eyewitness to Gettysburgby Stephen G. Hyslop

    National Geographic Society 2013; US$ 3.99

    Author James Robertson, one of America's most respected Civil War scholars and storytellers whose weekly talks about little-known people and events of the Civil War aired for 15 years on National Public Radio, brings history to life here in a collection of unexpected and true stories revealing the events that took place as great events unfolded. He... more...

  • Battle at Bull Runby William C. Davis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 13.99

    Two great, untested armies were readying for the first?and what many believed would be the last?major conflict between North and South. On the eve of July 21, 1861, one Northerner wrote: ?The sky is perfectly clear, the moon is full and bright, and the air was still as if it were not within a few hours to be disturbed by the roar of cannon and the... more...

  • Of Duty Well and Faithfully Doneby Clayton R. Newell; Charles R. Shrader; Edward M. Coffman

    UNP - Nebraska 2011; US$ 75.00

    On the eve of the Civil War, the Regular Army of the United States was small, dispersed, untrained for large-scale operations, and woefully unprepared to suppress the rebellion of the secessionist states. Although the Regular Army expanded significantly during the war, reaching nearly sixty-seven thousand men, it was necessary to form an enormous... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Shiloh 1862by James Arnold; Alan Perry

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    The first major battle in the Western theatre of the American Civil War (1861-1865), Shiloh came as a horrifying shock to both the American public and those in arms. For the first time they had some idea of the terrible price that would be paid for the preservation of the Union. On 6 April 1862 General Albert Sidney Johnston caught Grant and Sherman... more...

  • Gettysburg: The Final Furyby Bruce Catton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 11.99

    This classic work by Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Catton, one of the great historians of the Civil War, takes an incisive look at the turning point of the war, when the great armies of the North and South came to Gettysburg in July 1863. Engaging and authoritative, Catton analyzes the course of events at Gettysburg, clarifying its causes and bringing... more...

  • Petersburg 1864-65by Ron Field; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    In 1864, Petersburg, Virginia became the setting for one of the last great campaigns of the American Civil War (1861-1865) and the longest siege in American History. After his failure to capture Richmond in the Spring, General Ulysses S. Grant decided to strangle the life out of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia by surrounding the city of Petersburg... more...

  • Texas Boys In Grayby Evault Boswell

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2000; US$ 16.99

    Based on a 1912 publication about Texans who fought for the South in the Civil War, Texas Boys in Gray presents a collection of fascinating remembrances of those who were there. Sometimes humorous and sometimes heartbreaking, the experiences of these men are documented as a tribute to Texas war veterans. more...