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  • The View from the Groundby Aaron Sheehan-Dean

    The University Press of Kentucky 2006; US$ 40.00

    With an Afterword by Joseph T. Glatthaar The View from the Ground brings together the perspectives of Civil War soldiers on all aspects of the conflict, revealing as much about nineteenth-century America as it does about the war itself. The contributors investigate the issues engaged by soldiers during the war, including slavery and racial tensions,... more...

  • Warman's Civil War Collectibles Field Guideby John F. Graf

    F+W Media 2006; US$ 12.99

    As the primary guide to Civil War memorabilia and artifacts, this book is more than a price guide, it's an indispensable historical resource. Readers will encounter listings for firearms, uniforms, flags, banners, and currency used by the armies and navies of the United States and Confederate States between 1861 and 1865, and key information to better... more...

  • Abe Lincolnby Sterling North

    Random House Children's Books 2012; US$ 5.99

    Abraham Lincoln was born to a poor family on the American frontier. He was a hard worker, but he wanted more than a farmer?s life. As he learned about the issues of his day, Abe longed to be a lawmaker himself, so he ran for the state legislature. Soon the farm boy would become the brilliant orator and admired president who finally proclaimed freedom... more...

  • Mayas, Incas, and Aztecsby Wendy Conklin

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99

    The Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs were three groups of people found living in the ancient Americas. Though they were clearly alike, they were also unique. All three civilizations ended when Spanish explorers moved into the Americas. more...

  • Civil War Leadersby Wendy Conklin

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Who were the Civil War leaders, how did they attain their positions, and why did they fight? As the details of their lives unfold, these men become more than just names from history. more...

  • Robert E. Leeby Wendy Conklin

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Robert E. Lee was considered by many to be an amazing man of character, determination, and talent. Confederate President Jefferson Davis hired him as his assistant for the war. Soon he was commanding the Army of Northern Virginia, and he commanded until his men could fight no more. In the end, he resigned with dignity and asked his men to do the same. more...

  • Why the Confederacy Lostby Gabor S. Boritt

    Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 19.99

    After the Civil War, someone asked General Pickett why the Battle of Gettysburg had been lost: Was it Lee's error in taking the offensive, the tardiness of Ewell and Early, or Longstreet's hesitation in attacking? Pickett scratched his head and replied, "I've always thought the Yankees had something to do with it." This simple... more...

  • Recollections of War Timesby William A. McClendon; Keith S. Bohannon

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 27.50

    Recollections of War Times is a dramatically improved edition of William A. “Gus” McClendon’s memoir of his service in the 15th Alabama Infantry. It has long been recognized among the rarest books by any veteran of the Army of Northern Virginia.   Keith Bohannon has conducted relentless research that uncovered a gratifying... more...

  • A Damned Iowa Greyhoundby Donald C. III Elder

    University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 21.00

    William Henry Harrison Clayton was one of nearly 75,000 soldiers from Iowa to join the Union ranks during the Civil War. Possessing a high school education and superior penmanship, Clayton served as a company clerk in the 19th Infantry, witnessing battles in the Trans-Mississippi theater. His diary and his correspondence with his family in Van... more...

  • Love amid the Turmoilby Donald C. III Elder

    University of Iowa Press 2003; US$ 29.95

    William Vermilion (1830-1894) served as a captain in Company F of the 36th Iowa Infantry from October 1862 until September 1865. Although he was a physician in Iconium in south central Iowa at the start of the war, after it ended he became a noted lawyer in nearby Centerville; he was also a state senator from 1869 to 1872. Mary Vermilion (1831-1883)... more...