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  • The First Americansby Joseph F. Powell

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 72.00

    Challenges traditional ideas of who the first Americans were and what their relationship with living Native American Indians is. more...

  • The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil Warby Margaret E. Wagner; Library of Congress; Gary W. Gallagher

    Little, Brown and Company 2011; US$ 16.99

    With striking visuals from the Library of Congress' unparalleled archive, THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ILLUSTRATED TIMELINE OF THE CIVIL WAR is an authoritative and engaging narrative of the domestic conflict that determined the course of American history. A detailed chronological timeline of the war captures the harrowing intensity of 19th-century warfare... more...

  • The Battle of Fair Oaksby Robert P. Broadwater

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    In the spring of 1862, Union Major General George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac launched a bloody offensive up the Virginia Peninsula in an effort to capture the Confederate capital of Richmond. This study chronicles the pivotal but often overlooked turning point of the Peninsula Campaign--the Battle of Fair Oaks, also known as Seven Pines.... more...

  • Tennessee in the Civil Warby James B. Jones

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 49.95

    The only state designated by Congress as a Civil War National Heritage Area, Tennessee witnessed more than its share of Civil War strife. This collection taken from primary documents--including newspaper accounts, official reports, journal and diary entries, gunboat deck logs and letters--offers rare glimpses of the Civil War as it unfolded in the... more...

  • The Battle of Glendaleby Jim Stempel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    It is commonly accepted that the South could never have won the Civil War. By chronicling perhaps the best of the South's limited opportunities to turn the tide, this provocative study argues that Confederate victory was indeed possible. On June 30, 1862, at a small Virginia crossroads known as Glendale, Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee sliced... more...

  • Midnight Risingby Tony Horwitz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 18.99

    A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Library Journal Top Ten Best Books of 2011 A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011 Bestselling author Tony Horwitz tells the electrifying tale of the daring insurrection that put America on the path to bloody war Plotted in secret, launched in the dark, John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry... more...

  • Distant Bugles, Distant Drumsby Flint Whitlock

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 19.95

    Distant Bugles, Distant Drums brings to life the epic march of 1,000 men recruited from Colorado's towns, farms, and mining camps to fight 3,000 Confederate soldiers in New Mexico. more...

  • The Civil War in the East: Struggle, Stalemate, and Victoryby Brooks D. Simpson

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 35.00

    This book fills a gap in Civil War literature on the strategies employed by the Union and Confederacy in the East, offering a more integrated interpretation of military operations that shows how politics, public perception, geography, and logistics shaped the course of military operations in the East. more...

  • Battlefields of the Civil War - Volume Iby Blair Howard

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    About as good as battlefield guidebooks get, which is very good indeed. (The Bergen Record) It is odd to think of a guide to battlefields presented as walking tours. But this one is, and it works. This is because the book is set up as You Are There" stories, with its soldiers presented as real people, not war machines." (NY Daily News). "Takes... more...

  • Stuart’s Tarheelsby Chris J. Hartley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 55.00

    When Confederate Major General J.E.B. Stuart said "North Carolina has done nobly in this army," he had one of his own men to thank: Brigadier General James Byron Gordon. A protege of Stuart, Gordon was the consummate nineteenth-century landowner, politician, and businessman. Despite a lack of military training, he rose rapidly through the... more...