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- New Press, The 2015; US$ 26.95
“To know what war is, one should follow our tracks,? General William T. Sherman once wrote to his wife, describing the devastation left by his armies in Georgia. Sherman?s Ghosts is an investigation of the "tracks" left by the wars fought by the American military in the 150 years since Sherman's infamous “March to the Sea.? Sherman?s Ghosts opens... more...
Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00
The transformation of the American South--from authoritarian to democratic rule--is the most important political development since World War II. It has re-sorted voters into parties, remapped presidential elections, and helped polarize Congress. Most important, it is the final step in America's democratization. Paths Out of Dixie illuminates this... more...
- Casemate 2015; US$ 18.99
By the summer of 1863, following Chancellorsville, it was clear to everyone on both sides of the Civil War that the Army of Northern Virginia was the most formidable force Americans had ever put in the field. It could only be "tied" in battle, if against great odds, but would more usually vanquish its opponents. A huge measure of that armys... more...
- Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 23.99
Despite his military achievements and his association with many of the great names of American history, Godfrey Weitzel (1835?1884) is perhaps the least known of all the Union generals. After graduating from West Point, Weitzel, a German immigrant from Cincinnati, was assigned to the Army Corps of Engineers in New Orleans. The secession of Louisiana... more...
A Finger in Lincoln's Brain: What Modern Science Reveals about Lincoln, His Assassination, and Its AftermathABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00
This intriguing book examines Lincoln's assassination from a behavioral and medical sciences perspective, providing new insights into everything from ballistics and forensics to the medical intervention to save his life, the autopsy results, his compromised embalming, and the final odyssey of his bodily remains. more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
Frances Peter was one of the eleven children of Dr. Robert Peter, a surgeon for the Union army. The Peter family lived on Gratz Park near downtown Lexington, where nineteen-year-old Frances began recording her impressions of the Civil War. Because of illness, she did not often venture outside her home but was able to gather a remarkable amount of... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 24.95
The Bluegrass region of Kentucky was the only part of the slaveholding South Abraham Lincoln knew intimately. How the cultural environment of Lexington, the home of Lincoln's wife, with its pleasure-loving aristocracy, its distinguished political leaders, and its slave auctions shaped his opinions on slavery and secession is traced in these pages.... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00
The Civil War hardly scratched the Confederate state of Texas. Thousands of Texans died on battlefields hundreds of miles to the east, of course, but the war did not destroy Texas's farms or plantations or her few miles of railroads. Although unchallenged from without, Confederate Texans faced challenges from within -- from fellow Texans who opposed... more...