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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • Look Away!by William C. Davis

    Free Press 2002; Not Available

    William C. Davis, one of America's best Civil War historians, here offers a definitive portrait of the Confederacy unlike any that has come before. Drawing on decades of writing and research among an unprecedented number of archives, Look Away! tells the story of the Confederate States of America not simply as a military saga (although it is that),... more...

  • Partners In Commandby Joseph Glatthaar

    Free Press 1998; Not Available

    Explores the productive friendships of such contrasting personalities as Grant and Sherman and Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, bringing to life the struggle between McClellan and Lincoln and Jefferson Davis and Joseph E. Johnston. more...

  • 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...

  • The Modern Library Civil War Bookshelf 5-Book Bundleby Ulysses S. Grant; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Stephen Crane; Jefferson Davis; Abraham Lincoln

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 61.85

    Like no other event in our history, the Civil War divided the nation, redrew our notions of freedom and citizenship, and provided the backdrop for some of the most enduring works in the American literary canon. This Modern Library eBook bundle collects five titles that illuminate that transformative conflict: Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant ,... more...

  • The Curse of Cainby J. Mark Powell; L.D. Meagher

    Tom Doherty Associates 2006; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.19

    On April 14, 1865 John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater, or so the history books tell us ... but what if there was a second gunman who actually pulled the trigger? The Curse of Cain Like The Day of the Jackal , The Eagle has Landed , and The Key to Rebecca , The Curse of Cain is the cat and mouse story of... more...

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

    UNP - Nebraska 2011; US$ 75.00

    Both Clayton R. Newell and Charles R. Shrader finished their military careers as the chief of the historical services division at the U.S. Army Center of Military History and are now independent scholars and historical consultants. Newell is the author or editor of several books, including Lee vs. McClellan: The First Campaign ; Shrader has also... 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... 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...