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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • Apostles of Disunionby Charles B. Dew

    University of Virginia Press 2017; US$ 14.50

    Charles Dew’s Apostles of Disunion has established itself as a modern classic and an indispensable account of the Southern states’ secession from the Union. Addressing topics still hotly debated among historians and the public at large more than a century and a half after the Civil War, the book offers a compelling and clearly substantiated argument... more...

  • Between the World and Meby Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 13.99

    Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” ( The New York Observer ) #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST |  NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS... more...

  • The Souls of Black Folkby W.E.B. Du Bois

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 17.95

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time "The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line."  Thus speaks W.E.B. Du Bois in The Souls Of Black Folk , one of the most prophetic and influental works in American literature.  In this eloquent collection of essays, first published in 1903,... more...

  • Reconstruction Updated Editionby Eric Foner

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 19.99

    From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" ( New York Times Book Review ), the prize-winning classic work on the post-Civil War period which shaped modern America. Eric Foner's "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" ( New Republic ) redefined how the post-Civil War period was viewed. Reconstruction... more...

  • Abraham Lincolnby Stephen B. Oates

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.19

    “There is no better introduction to current thinking about Lincoln and his place in history.” — Newsday “Here, in these pages, Lincoln is still alive.” — Los Angeles Times From Stephen B. Oates comes a riveting companion to his seminal Lincoln biography With Malice Toward None . Exploring the complex mythology surrounding the sixteenth President,... more...

  • Confederates in the Atticby Tony Horwitz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    National Bestseller  For all who remain intrigued by the legacy of the Civil War -- reenactors, battlefield visitors, Confederate descendants and other Southerners, history fans, students of current racial conflicts, and more -- this ten-state adventure is part travelogue, part social commentary and always good-humored. “Splendid.” –Roy Blount,... more...

  • Gettysburgby Allen C. Guelzo

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    Winner of the Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History An Economist Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year The Battle of Gettysburg has been written about at length and thoroughly dissected in terms of strategic importance, but never before has a book taken readers so close to the experience of the individual... more...

  • The American West: A Very Short Introductionby Stephen Aron

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    Familiar figures -- missionaries, explorers, trappers, traders, prospectors, gunfighters, cowboys, and Indians -- appear in these pages. So do renowned individuals such as Daniel Boone, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and John Wayne. But their stories contribute to a history of the American West that is longer, larger, and more complicated than... more...

  • With the Old Breedby E.B. Sledge

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 8.99

    “Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed . He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific—the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary—into terms we mortals can grasp.”—Tom Hanks NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER In The Wall Street Journal , Victor... more...

  • Helmet for My Pillowby Robert Leckie

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.98

    Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts ever to come out of World War II. Robert Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his odyssey, from basic training on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles... more...