The Modern Library Civil War Bookshelf 5-Book Bundle

Personal Memoirs, Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Red Badge of Courage, Jefferson Davis: The Essential Writings, The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln

by Ulysses S. Grant, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Stephen Crane, Jefferson Davis, Abraham Lincoln

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  • 0812984498
  • 9780812984491
Like no other event in our history, the Civil War divided the nation, redrew our notions of freedom and citizenship, and provided the backdrop for some of the most enduring works in the American literary canon. This Modern Library eBook bundle collects five titles that illuminate that transformative conflict: Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, the classic novels Uncle Tom’s Cabin and The Red Badge of Courage, The Essential Writings of Jefferson Davis, and The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln.
 
PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF ULYSSES S. GRANT
 
The memoirs of the legendary Union general chart the fortunes that shaped his life and character—from his frontier boyhood to his heroics in battle to the grinding poverty from which the Civil War “rescued” him. Among autobiographies of great military figures, Grant’s is considered one of the finest.
 
UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
 
Abraham Lincoln called Uncle Tom’s Cabin “the book that made this great war.” Langston Hughes called it “a moral battle cry.” Harriet Beecher Stowe’s classic novel offers a shockingly realistic depiction of slavery and a portrait of human dignity in the most inhumane circumstances.
 
THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE
 
One of the greatest works of American literature, The Red Badge of Courage gazes fearlessly into the bright hell of war through the eyes of one young soldier, the reluctant Henry Fleming. Stephen Crane’s novel imagines the Civil War’s terror and loss with an unblinking vision so modern and revolutionary that critics hailed it as a work of literary genius.
 
JEFFERSON DAVIS: THE ESSENTIAL WRITINGS
 
The Confederate president is one of the most complex and controversial figures in American political history. Editor William J. Cooper combs through the authoritative Papers of Jefferson Davis for this selection of letters, major speeches, and public and private writings. Collectively, they present a multifaceted portrait of a man who continues to fascinate scholars and Civil War buffs alike.
 
THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
 
The greatest of all American presidents left us a vast legacy of writings, some of which are among the most famous in our history. From the plainspoken eloquence of the Gettysburg Address to the soaring rhetoric of his Second Inaugural, this marvelous volume serves as a guide to Lincoln’s life through his speeches, letters, and public remarks.

  • Random House Publishing Group; June 2012
  • ISBN: 9780812984491
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  • Title: The Modern Library Civil War Bookshelf 5-Book Bundle
  • Author: Ulysses S. Grant; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Stephen Crane; Jefferson Davis; Abraham Lincoln
  • Imprint: Modern Library
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  • 0812984498
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About The Author

Stephen Crane was born in 1871, in Newark, New Jersey. In 1892 Crane moved to the poverty of New York City’s Lower East Side—the Bowery so vividly depicted in Maggie: A Girl of the Streets. In 1894 the serial publication began of The Red Badge of Courage, his acclaimed and widely popular novel of a young soldier’s coming of age in the Civil War. He died in Germany at the age of 28 in 1900.

Jefferson Davis (1808–1889) was the president of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, served in the House of Representatives and the Senate, and was secretary of war under Franklin Pierce.

Ulysses Simpson Grant (18221885) was the commander-in-chief of Union forces during the final years of the Civil War and subsequently the 18th president of the United States.

Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) was the 16th president of the United States and is regarded as one of America’s greatest heroes. He is best known for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation (1863), which declared slaves free, and for preserving the Union during the Civil War. Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre in Washington.

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896), born to a prominent New England family in Connecticut, was a prolific writer best remembered today for Uncle Tom’s Cabin. First serialized in 1851 in The National Era, an abolitionist paper, in 40 weekly installments, Uncle Tom’s Cabin was an enormous success. Tolstoy deemed it a great work of literature “flowing from love of God and man,” and within a year the book had sold more than 300,000 copies.

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ISBNs
  • 0812984498
  • 9780812984491