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  • Treasures of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Libraryby Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein

    Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 22.50

    The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Illinois, houses a trove of invaluable historical resources concerning all aspects of the Prairie State’s past. Treasures of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library commemorates the institution’s 125-year history, as well as its contributions to scholarship and education by... more...

  • The Rebel Yellby Craig A. Warren

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    No aspect of Civil War military lore has received less scholarly attention than the battle cry of the Southern soldier. In The Rebel Yell , Craig A. Warren brings together soldiers' memoirs, little-known articles, and recordings to create a fascinating and exhaustive exploration of the facts and myths about the ?Southern screech.?   Through close... more...

  • Warlords of Ancient Mexicoby Peter G. Tsouras

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 17.95

    Learn the unbelievable true history of the great warrior tribes of Mexico. More than thirteen centuries of incredible spellbinding history are detailed in this intriguing study of the rulers and warriors of Mexico. Dozens of these charismatic leaders of nations and armies are brought to life by the deep research and entertaining storytelling of... more...

  • The Smell of Battle, the Taste of Siegeby Mark M. Smith

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    Historical accounts of major events have almost always relied upon what those who were there witnessed. Nowhere is this truer than in the nerve-shattering chaos of warfare, where sight seems to confer objective truth and acts as the basis of reconstruction. In The Smell of Battle, the Taste of Siege, historian Mark M. Smith considers how all five senses,... more...

  • Jubal Earlyby III Benjamin Franklin Cooling

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    In Jubal Early: Robert E. Lee?s Bad Old Man, a new critical biography of Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal Anderson Early, Civil War historian B.F. Cooling III takes a fresh look at one of the most fascinating, idiosyncratic characters in the pantheon of Confederate heroes and villains. more...

  • Missouri?s Warby Silvana R. Siddali

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Civil War Missouri stood at the crossroads of America. As the most Southern-leaning state in the Middle West, Missouri faced a unique dilemma. The state formed the gateway between east and west, as well as one of the borders between the two contending armies. Moreover, because Missouri was the only slave state in the Great Interior, the conflicts... more...

  • John Wilkes Boothby Arthur F. Loux

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    By 1865, at the age of 26, Booth had much to lose: a loving family, hosts of friends, adoring women, professional success as one of America's foremost actors, and the promise of yet more fame and fortune. Yet he formed a daring conspiracy to abduct Lincoln and barter him for Confederate prisoners of war. The Civil War ended before Booth could carry... more...

  • West Wind, Flood Tideby Jack Friend

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    One of history's greatest naval engagements and the Civil War's bloodiest is examined for both its political ramifications and influence on naval tactics and ship design. more...

  • Abraham Lincoln pocket GIANTSby Adam I P Smith

    The History Press 2014; US$ 10.19

    Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin on the frontier, rose from labourer to lawyer, and finally to President of the United States. In doing so, he confronted the great questions of his age: slavery, democracy and nationalism and wrote speeches that echo through the ages. This biography explains how Lincoln's life and career were shaped by rapid... more...

  • A Connecticut Yankee in Lincoln?s Cabinetby Gideon Welles; J. Ronald Spencer

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Civil War through the eyes of a key member of Lincoln?s cabinet more...