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  • Lincoln's White House Secretaryby Harold Holzer; Eleanor STODDARD

    Southern Illinois University Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    William Osborn Stoddard, Lincoln’s “third secretary” who worked alongside John G. Nicolay and John Hay in the White House from 1861 to 1865, completed his autobiography in 1907, one of more than one hundred books he wrote. An abridged version was published by his son in 1955 as “Lincoln’s Third Secretary: The Memoirs... more...

  • The Captain Departsby Thomas M. Pitkin; John Y Simon; John Y Simon

    Southern Illinois University Press 2010; US$ 17.95

    Early in 1885 Americans learned that General Grant was writing his Memoirs in a desperate race for time against an incurable cancer. Not generally known was the General’s precarious personal fi­nances, made so by imprudent invest­ments, and his gallant effort to provide for his family by his writing. For six months newspaper readers... more...

  • Carpetbaggers, Cavalry, and the Ku Klux Klanby J. Michael Martinez

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 23.99

    This is the story of the rise and fall of the Reconstruction-era Klan, focusing especially on Major Merrill and the Seventh Cavalry's efforts to expose the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan to the light of day. more...

  • At Lincoln's Sideby Michael Burlingame

    Southern Illinois University Press 2000; US$ 24.00

    John Hay believed that “real history is told in private letters,” and the more than 220 surviving letters and telegrams from his Civil War days prove that to be true, showing Abraham Lincoln in action: “The Tycoon is in fine whack. I have rarely seen him more serene & busy. He is managing this war, the draft, foreign relations,... more...

  • Giant in the Shadowsby Jason Emerson

    Southern Illinois University Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    Although he was Abraham and Mary Lincoln’s oldest and last surviving son, the details of Robert T. Lincoln’s life are misunderstood by some and unknown to many others. Nearly half a century after the last biography about Abraham Lincoln’s son was published, historian and author Jason Emerson illuminates the life of this remarkable... more...

  • Edmund G. Rossby Richard A. Ruddy

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    This first full-scale biography of Ross reveals his importance in the history of the United States. more...

  • James G. Blaineby Edward P. Crapol

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 29.99

    In James G. Blaine: Architect of Empire, author Edward P. Crapol assesses Blaine's role as an architect of empire and revisits the ambitious imperialistic goals of this two-time secretary of state. Crapol examines Blaine's pivotal role in shaping American foreign relations and looks at some of the underlying reasons why the U.S. acquired an overseas... more...

  • Stories of the Southby K. Stephen Prince

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Stories of the South: Race and the Reconstruction of Southern Identity, 1865-1915 more...

  • Grantby Jean Edward Smith

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 22.00

    Ulysses S. Grant was the first four-star general in the history of the United States Army and the only president between Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson to serve eight consecutive years in the White House. As general in chief, Grant revolutionized modern warfare. Rather than capture enemy territory or march on Southern cities, he concentrated on... more...

  • The Rough Ridersby Theodore Roosevelt

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 15.00

    In 1898, as the Spanish-American War was escalating, Theodore Roosevelt assembled an improbable regiment of Ivy Leaguers, cowboys, Native Americans, African-Americans, and Western Territory land speculators. This group of men, which became known as the Rough Riders, trained for four weeks in the Texas desert and then set sail for Cuba. Over the course... more...