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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • The Civil War Battlefield Guideby Frances H. Kennedy

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1998; US$ 20.71

    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...

  • The Great Task Remainingby William Marvel

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010; US$ 18.58

    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...

  • Mr. Lincoln Goes to Warby William Marvel

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006; US$ 13.80

    "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$ 13.80

    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$ 18.58

    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$ 13.80

    The greatest of all Civil War campaigns, Gettysburg was the turning point of the turning point in our nation?s history. Volumes have been written about this momentous three-day battle, but recent histories have tended to focus on the particulars rather than the big picture: on the generals or on single days of battle ? even on single charges ? or... more...

  • Rally 'Round the Flagby Theodore J. Karamanski

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 35.99

    Rally 'Round the Flag is an important contribution to the growing historiography of the impact of the Civil War on northern cities. From Abraham Lincoln's presidential nomination at the 1860 Republican National Convention to his funeral procession in 1865, Karamanski unfolds the dynamic and fascinating history of Chicago at this critical juncture... more...

  • Killing Lincoln/Killing Kennedyby Bill O'Reilly; Martin Dugard

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 16.79

    The ultimate collection of history that reads like a thriller from mega-bestselling author, Bill O'Reilly Millions of readers have discovered the thrill of history come to life in the instant bestsellers, Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy , from New York Times bestselling author and anchor of The O'Reilly Factor , Bill O'Reilly. Now you... more...

  • Literary Dollars and Social Senseby Ronald J. Zboray; Mary Saracino Zboray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    Prior to the Civil War, publishing in America underwent a transformation from a genteel artisan trade supported by civic patronage and religious groups to a thriving, cut-throat national industry propelled by profit. Literary Dollars and Social Sense represents an important chapter in the historical experience of print culture, it illuminates the... more...

  • The Civil War and the West: The Frontier Transformedby Carol Higham

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 37.00

    What happened in the West in the lead-up to and during the American Civil War? The Civil War and the West: The Frontier Transformed provides a clear and complete answer to this question. The work succinctly overviews the West during the antebellum period from 1800 to 1862, supplying thematic chapters that explain how key elements and characteristics... more...