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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • Citizen-Officersby Andrew S. Bledsoe

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 47.50

    From the time of the American Revolution, most junior officers in the American military attained their positions through election by the volunteer soldiers in their company, a tradition that reflected commitment to democracy even in times of war. By the outset of the Civil War, citizen-officers had fallen under sharp criticism from career military... more...

  • Damn Yankees!by George C. Rable

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    During the Civil War, southerners produced a vast body of writing about their northern foes, painting a picture of a money-grubbing, puritanical, and infidel enemy. Damn Yankees! explores the proliferation of this rhetoric and demonstrates how the perpetual vilification of northerners became a weapon during the war, fostering hatred and resistance... more...

  • The Legacy of the Civil Warby Robert Penn Warren; Howard Jones

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 14.95

    In this elegant book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer explores the manifold ways in which the Civil War changed the United States forever. He confronts its costs, not only human (six hundred thousand men killed) and economic (beyond reckoning) but social and psychological. He touches on popular misconceptions, including some concerning Abraham Lincoln... more...

  • After the Civil Warby James Robertson

    National Geographic Society 2015; US$ 30.00

    Returning to the turbulent days of a nation divided, best-selling author and acclaimed historian James Robertson explores 70 fascinating figures who shaped America during Reconstruction and beyond. Relentless politicians, intrepid fighters, cunning innovators?the times called for bold moves, and this resilient generation would not disappoint. From... more...

  • Grant Takes Commandby Bruce Catton

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    A thrilling account of the final years of the War Between the States and the great general who led the Union to victory   This conclusion of Pulitzer Prize?winning author Bruce Catton?s acclaimed Civil War history of General Ulysses S. Grant begins in the summer of 1863. After Grant?s bold and decisive triumph over the Confederate Army at Vicksburg?a... more...

  • Grant Moves Southby Bruce Catton

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    A Pulitzer Prize?winning historian?s acclaimed Civil War history of the complex man and controversial Union commander whose battlefield brilliance ensured the downfall of the Confederacy   Preeminent Civil War historian Bruce Catton narrows his focus on commander Ulysses S. Grant, whose bold tactics and relentless dedication to the Union ultimately... more...

  • Glory Roadby Bruce Catton

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    The riveting saga of a nation at war with itself?from the Union Army?s disaster at Fredericksburg to its costly triumph at Gettysburg?by Pulitzer Prize?winning Civil War chronicler Bruce Catton   In the second book of the Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Bruce Catton?one of America?s most honored Civil War historians?once again brings the great battles... more...

  • Mr. Lincoln's Armyby Bruce Catton

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    A magnificent history of the opening years of the Civil War by Pulitzer Prize?winning author Bruce Catton   The first book in Bruce Catton?s Pulitzer Prize?winning Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Mr. Lincoln?s Army is a riveting history of the early years of the Civil War, when a fledgling Union Army took its stumbling first steps under the command... more...

  • Abraham Lincoln: A Press Portraitby Herbert Mitgang

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 4.99

    ?To say he is ugly is nothing. To add that his figure is grotesque is to convey no adequate impression.? ?He is destined to occupy in history?a quaintness, originality, courage, honesty, magnanimity and popular force of character such as have never heretofore?? These starkly different 19th century newspaper depictions describe one and the same... more...

  • Sketches in the History of the Underground Railroadby Eber Pettit

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 0.99

    True stories drawn from the inspirational and heartrending history of the Underground Railroad It is estimated that by 1850 over one hundred thousand slaves had escaped to freedom in the North via a network of safe houses and secret routes known collectively as the Underground Railroad. First published in 1879, Sketches in the History of the... more...