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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • Courage Under Fireby Wiley Sword

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99

    "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 of... 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...

  • 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...

  • American Civil War: The Essential Reference Guideby James Arnold; Roberta Wiener

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 94.00

    Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, American Civil War: The Essential Reference Guide offers an accessible, single-volume source on the conflict that helped define the American nation. Enhanced by historical illustrations and documents, this guide promotes a nuanced understanding of the events, personalities, and... 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

    On the eve of the Civil War, the Regular Army of the United States was small, dispersed, untrained for large-scale operations, and woefully unprepared to suppress the rebellion of the secessionist states. Although the Regular Army expanded significantly during the war, reaching nearly sixty-seven thousand men, it was necessary to form an enormous... more...