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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • The Civil War Income Tax and the Republican Party, 1861-1872by Christopher Shepard

    Algora Publishing 2010; US$ 23.95

    Few people realize that the economic principle of income tax elimination among Republicans can be traced back at least to the Civil War and Reconstruction. The author brings to life the multifaceted debate and traces the anti-tax view back to Alexander Hamilton. This book shows that current attacks by members of the Republican Party on the income tax... more...

  • The Great Comebackby Gary Ecelbarger

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 8.99

    In the fall of 1858, Abraham Lincoln looked to be anything but destined for greatness. Just shy of his fiftieth birthday, Lincoln was wallowing in the depths of despair following his loss to Stephen Douglas in the 1858 senatorial campaign and was taking stock in his life. The author takes us on a journey with Abraham Lincoln from the last weeks... more...

  • Eight Weeks in Washington, 1861by Richard J. Tofel

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    This is a historical look at Abraham Lincoln's transition to the Presidency. more...

  • Every Day of the Civil Warby Bud Hannings

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 125.00

    From the early seizure of government property during the latter part of 1860 to the final Confederate surrender in 1865, this book provides a day-to-day account of the U.S. Civil War. Although the book provides a daily chronicle of the combat, it is written in narrative form to give readers some continuity as they move from skirmish to skirmish. During... more...

  • Courage Under Fireby Wiley Sword

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 7.99

    ?If it is necessary that I should fall on the battlefield for . . .  my courage does not halt or falter? ? Major Sullivan Ballou, 1861, prior to the Battle of Bull Run In Courage Under Fire , award-winning historian Wiley Sword captures the fervor of a nation at war with itself; a war that pitted brother against brother. Through the immediacy... more...

  • Grant and Shermanby Charles Bracelen Flood

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 8.99

    "We were as brothers," William Tecumseh Sherman said, describing his relationship to Ulysses S. Grant. They were incontestably two of the most important figures in the Civil War, but until now there has been no book about their victorious partnership and the deep friendship that made it possible. They were prewar failures--Grant, forced to resign... more...

  • Shadows of Blue & Grayby Ambrose Bierce

    Tom Doherty Associates 2002; US$ 19.99

    Ambrose Bierce didn't just write about the Civil War, he lived through it--on the battlefields and over the graves--and in doing so gave birth to a literary chronicle of men at war previously unseen in the American literary canon. The fact that some of these stories verged on the supernatural, others on factual reporting, and others on the fine line... more...

  • Confederates in the Tropicsby Sharon Hartman Strom; Frederick Stirton Weaver

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 55.00

    Charles Swett (1828-1910) was a prosperous Vicksburg merchant and small plantation owner who was reluctantly drawn into secession but then rallied behind the Confederate cause, serving with distinction in the Confederate Army. After the war some of Swe more...

  • My Dearest Ceceliaby Diane Haeger

    St. Martin's Press 2004; US$ 8.99

    As she enters the Commencement Ball at West Point Military Academy on a spring evening in 1837, in her pink gown with white silk roses and ropes of pearls, Cecelia Stovall looks---and feels---like the perfect, innocent Southern belle. Little does she know that at that dance she will meet the man who will change her life---and the lives of all her... 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...