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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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 immigrants... more...