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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • Victoria & Abdul (film tie-in)by Shrabani Basu

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    Now a major motion picture starring Dame Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul examines how a young Indian Muslim came to play a central role at the heart of the empire, and tells a tender love story between an ordinary Indian and his elderly queen. more...

  • Civil War Poetry and Proseby Walt Whitman

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 1.99

    Poems, letters, and prose from the war years include "O Captain! My Captain!" "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," "Adieu to a Soldier," and many other moving works. more...

  • For the Common Defenseby Allan R. Millett; Peter Maslowski

    Free Press 2012; US$ 20.99

    Now fully updated and totally revised, this highly regarded classic remains the most comprehensive study available of America’s military history. Called “the preeminent survey of American military history” by Russell F. Weigley, America’s foremost military historian, For the Common Defense is an essential contribution to the field of military history.... more...

  • Secret Heroesby Paul Martin

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 1.99

    Secret Heroes is a remarkable compendium by Paul Martin, former Executive Editor of National Geographic Traveler , that illuminates the lives of thirty forgotten American heroes. Gathering together remarkable stories about unknown champions, explorers, inventors, and innovators who never made the pages of American history textbooks—not George Washington,... more...

  • Americaby Victor Kiernan; Eric Hobsbawm; John Trumpbour

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 21.95

    This pioneering study provides unparalleled insight into the history, culture, and politics of American imperialism. more...

  • The Fires of Jubileeby Stephen B. Oates

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.51

    The bloody slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831 and the savage reprisals that followed shattered beyond repair the myth of the contented slave and the benign master, and intensified the forces of change that would plunge America into the Civil War. The true story behind the major motion picture The Birth of a Nation , this acclaimed... more...

  • The Civil War: A Narrativeby Shelby Foote

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 26.00

    This first volume of Shelby Foote's classic narrative of the Civil War opens with Jefferson Davis’s farewell to the United Senate and ends on the bloody battlefields of Antietam and Perryville, as the full, horrible scope of America’s great war becomes clear. Exhaustively researched and masterfully written, Foote’s epic account of the Civil War unfolds... more...

  • The Penguin History of Modern Chinaby Jonathan Fenby

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 23.96

    'China's reemergence as a global economic powerhouse has compressed into a single generation an industrial and urban revolution on a scale the world has never seen. Its transformation looks to many foreigners, and to millions of newly prosperous Chinese, like a near-miraculous escape from the agonies of its recent history - late imperial, warlord-republican... more...

  • Redgauntletby Walter Scott; Kathryn Sutherland

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99

    Set in the summer of 1765, Redgauntlet centres around a third, fictitious Jacobite rebellion and a plot to enthrone the exiled Prince Charles Edward Stewart. The last of Scott's major Scottish novels, this is the only available critical edition. It reprints the Magnum text of 1832. more...

  • The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain: Volume 1, Industrialisation, 1700–1870by Roderick Floud; Jane Humphries; Paul Johnson

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 49.00

    A new edition of the leading textbook on the economic history of Britain, Volume 1 (1700–1870) offers new approaches to classic issues more...