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Jim Bridger - Mountain Man

by Stanley Vestal

This antiquarian volume contains a detailed and insightful biography of Jim Bridger, written by Stanley Vestal. Vestal is well-known for his books about America. In Jim Bridger he paints a bold and authentic...


Secret Missions of the Civil War

by Philip Van Doren Stern

Civil War historian and celebrated author Philip Van Doren Stern presents an underground history woven from first hand accounts of Civil War spies, scouts, detectives and double agents. Secret Missions of the...


The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville

by Shelby Foote

This first volume of Shelby Foote’s classic narrative of the Civil War opens with Jefferson Davis’s farewell to the United States Senate and ends on the bloody battlefields of Antietam and Perryville, as...


Blue, Gray and Red: Two Nurse's Views of the Civil War

by Louisa May Alcott & Kate Cumming

Two Nurses - Two Experiences - One Civil War Blue, Gray and Red presents the hard reality of the Civil War. There are no stirring bugle calls, only the calls of the wounded. There are no battlefield heroics,...


Captivity of the Oatman Girls: Being an Interesting Narrative of Life among the Apache and Mohave Indians

by Royal B. Stratton

A dramatic true story of captivity on the American frontier.

In 1851, on route to California in a covered wagon, the Oatman family was brutally attacked by Apache Indians. Six family members were murdered on...


Cambodia's Curse: The Modern History of a Troubled Land

by Andrew Jampoler

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist returns to Cambodia thirty years after the fall of the Khmer Rouge to report on the country's struggle to recover from its past


Patriotic Treason: John Brown and the Soul of America

by Evan Carton

John Brown is a lightning rod of history. Yet he is poorly understood and most commonly described in stereotypes -- as a madman, martyr, or enigma. Not until Patriotic Treason has a biography or history brought...


Look Away!: A History of the Confederate States of America

by William C. Davis

William C. Davis, one of America's best Civil War historians, here offers a definitive portrait of the Confederacy unlike any that has come before. Drawing on decades of writing and research among an unprecedented...


Clapton's Guitar

by Allen St. John

In 1994, Eric Clapton came across a Wayne Henderson guitar in a recording studio and decided on the spot that he had to have one. Rarer than Stradivarius violins, these musical works of art are built from near-extinct...


Gettysburg: Two Eyewitness Accounts

by Frank Haskell & William C. Oates

In this unique series the Civil War comes vividly to life.  Here an eyewitness accounts--many available for the first time in decades--by generals, journalist, and ordinary foot soldiers, both blue and gray,...


Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

by James M. Mcpherson

A broad history of the U.S. after the Mexican War and through the American Civil War. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version of the same...


Taken at the Flood: Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Strategy in the Maryland Campaign of 1862

by Joseph L Harsh

Complementing Confederate Tide Rising, which covers the origins of the Maryland Campaign, Taken at the Flood is a detailed account of the military campaign itself. It focuses on military policy and strategy...


Gettysburg

by Stephen W. Sears

Stephen W. Sears has delivered a masterwork in Gettysburg, his single-volume history of the Civil War's greatest campaign. Drawing on original source material, from soldiers' letters to the Official Records...


How the South Could Have Won the Civil War: The Fatal Errors That Led to Confederate Defeat

by Bevin Alexander

Could the South have won the Civil War?

To many, the very question seems absurd. After all, the Confederacy had only a third of the population and one-eleventh of the industry of the North. Wasn’t the South’s...


American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies

by Michael W. Kauffman

It is a tale as familiar as our history primers: A deranged actor, John Wilkes Booth, killed Abraham Lincoln in Ford’s Theatre, escaped on foot, and eluded capture for twelve days until he met his fiery end...


Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields: Discovering America's Hallowed Ground

by Jeff Shaara

TRAVEL THROUGH A PIVOTAL TIME IN AMERICAN HISTORY

Jeff Shaara, America’s premier Civil War novelist, gives a remarkable guided tour of the ten Civil War battlefields every American should visit: Shiloh, Antietam,...


The California Gold Rush and the Coming of the Civil War

by Leonard L. Richards

From award-winning historian Leonard L. Richards, an authoritative and revealing portrait of an overlooked harbinger of the terrible battle yet to come.

When gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in 1848, Americans...


What They Didn't Teach You About the Civil War

by Mike Wright

Instant coffee was invented during the Civil War for use by Union troops, who hated it; holding races between lice was a popular pastime for both Johnny Reb and Billy Yank; 13% of the Confederate Army deserted...


Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg

by James M. Mcpherson

“[I]n a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our power to add or detract.”...


Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America

by Allen C. Guelzo

One of the nation's foremost Lincoln scholars offers an authoritative consideration of the document that represents the most far-reaching accomplishment of our greatest president.

No single official paper in...