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  • Harlem Renaissanceby the late Nathan Irvin Huggins; Arnold Rampersad

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 12.99

    A watershed in the chronicling of African-American culture, available once again for a new generation of readers, with a new foreword by Arnold Rampersad. more...

  • Tamboraby Gillen D’Arcy Wood

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15

    When Indonesia's Mount Tambora erupted in 1815, it unleashed the most destructive wave of extreme weather the world has witnessed in thousands of years. The volcano’s massive sulfate dust cloud enveloped the Earth, cooling temperatures and disrupting major weather systems for more than three years. Communities worldwide endured famine, disease, and... more...

  • Lee's Sharpshootersby Major W. S. Dunlop

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Dunlop commanded the sharpshooter battalion that served with and was part of Gregg and McGowan's North Carolina Brigade. Dunlop’s book provides fascinating accounts of the training process, of ordnance tests which certified the Enfield as superior to its competitors, and of marksmanship exercises quite unheard of in regular infantry units. more...

  • The Mississippiby Francis Vinton Greene

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    'It is safe to say that three-fourths of those who have professed any knowledge of the campaigns which resulted in the opening of the Mississippi have generally given undue prominence to minor events, and almost wholly ignored the essentially important; indeed, this campaign calls up in most minds a confused jumble of gunboats and batteries, bayous... more...

  • The Battle of Gettysburgby L. P. (Comte de Paris) D'Orleans

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2000; US$ 4.95

    The battle of Gettysburg was undoubtedly one of the greatest conflicts of modern times, not only from the number of combatants engaged and the desperate nature of the struggle, but because on the now classic heights of Cemetery Ridge, Culp’s Hill, and the Round Tops the future of the American Republic, for weal or for woe, was fought and won on those... more...

  • Reminiscences of Fort Sumter and Moultrie in 1860 - '61by Abner Doubleday

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Abner Doubleday was an 1842 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a veteran of the Mexican War when he was assigned to Fort Moultrie in the summer of 1860. A Captain of Artillery, he served as second in command of the garrison at the historic fort when the curtain rose on the dramatic events leading to the outbreak of the war between... more...

  • Four Years of Fightingby Charles Carleton Coffin

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    When the Great Rebellion had subsided and the power and authority of the U.S. government were settled into States, Charles Coffin, Army Correspondent for four years during the Civil War, wrote of his eyewitness experiences from the first battle at Bull Run to the fall of Richmond. The events he discusses include Fort Donelson, Pittsburg Landing,... more...

  • The Outbreak of Rebellionby John G. Nicolay

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    'His [Nicolay's] story runs from Governor Gist's circular letter to Southern governors under date of October 5th, 1860, to the Battle of Bull Run, July 21st 1861. It is brilliant, well-proportioned, full of interest; written with intense convictions of right, an impatient contempt of opposite opinions, and a disposition not to mince words, but unhesitatingly... more...

  • From Fort Henry to Corinthby M. F. Force

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    'This campaign drove the rebellion once and for all out of Kentucky; it broke the rebel line from Columbus to Bowling Green hopelessly in pieces; it opened the Mississippi from Cairo to Memphis; it contained the first great Union victories; and at Donelson and Island No.10, it received the first surrenders of rebel armies; it cheered and encouraged... more...

  • The Peninsula - McClellan's Campaign of 1862by Alexander S. Webb

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    'On every page ... there is abundant evidence that the author is not so much concerned about the reputation of the commanding general, as about historical truth. It is needless to say that, investigated in this spirit, both campaigns [MacClellan's and Pope's]prove to be total failures... In attempting to fix the responsibility of these defeats, we... more...