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The American Civil War

by John Keegan

The greatest military historian of our time gives a peerless account of America’s most bloody, wrenching, and eternally fascinating war.

In this long-awaited history, John Keegan shares his original and perceptive...


The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War

by Thomas Dilorenzo

A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War

Most Americans consider Abraham Lincoln to be the greatest president in history. His legend as the Great Emancipator has grown to mythic proportions...


Chancellorsville

by Stephen W. Sears

Sears describes the series of controversial events that define this crucial battle, including General Robert E. Lee's radical decision to divide his small army--a violation of basic military rules--sending Stonewall...


Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee--The War They Fought, the Peace They Forged

by William C. Davis

A dual biography and a fresh approach to the always compelling subject of these two iconic leaders—how they fashioned a distinctly American war, and a lasting peace, that fundamentally changed our nation


The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee's Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History

by Jonathan Horn

The riveting true story of Robert E. Lee, the brilliant soldier bound by marriage to George Washington’s family but turned by war against Washington’s crowning achievement, the Union.

On the eve of the Civil...


Hearts Touched by Fire: The Best of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War

by Harold Holzer, James I. Jr Robertson & James M. Mcpherson

In July 1883, just a few days after the twentieth anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a group of editors at The Century Magazine engaged in a lively argument: Which Civil War battle was the bloodiest battle...


1861: The Civil War Awakening

by Adam Goodheart

As the United States marks the 150th anniversary of our defining national drama, 1861 presents a gripping and original account of how the Civil War began.

1861 is an epic of courage and heroism beyond the battlefields....


The Adventures of a Prisoner of War, 1863-1864

by Decimus et Ultimus Barziza & R. Henderson Shuffler

This journal is the exciting personal narrative of a Texan who was a prisoner of the Union Army during the Civil War, escaped to Canada, and finally made his way back into the Confederacy through the blockade....


Stephen Douglas: The Last Years, 1857-1861

by Damon Wells

Stephen Douglas and the old Union lived out their last years together. It was the most critical time in the life of both the Illinois senator and his country. During most of the period 1857-1861 the American...


Negro Militia and Reconstruction

by Otis A. Singletary

Much of the violence that characterized Reconstruction was directly associated with the Negro militia movement organized by Radical politicians to support their precarious regimes in Southern states. This book...


Nothing but Victory: The Army of the Tennessee, 1861-1865

by Steven E. Woodworth

Composed almost entirely of Midwesterners and molded into a lean, skilled fighting machine by Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman, the Army of the Tennessee marched directly into the heart of the Confederacy...


The Colors of Courage: Gettysburg's Forgotten History: Immigrants, Women, and African Americans in the Civil War's Defining

by Creighton Margaret S 1949-

The Colors of Courage is a stunningly fluid work of original history-one that redefines the Civil War's most remarkable battle.


Life in the Army of Northern Virginia

by Carlton McCarthy

The Civil War comes to life through the eyes of someone who actually lived it. From the beginning of the American Civil War in 1861, to the days following the surrender at Appomattox in 1865, Carlton McCarthy...


BLACK SOLDIERS/BLUE UNIFORMS: The Story of the First South Carolina Volunteers

by Thomas Higginson

"The First South" The Story of America's First Officially Recognized African-American Regiment. During the Civil War over 170,000 ""colored"" troops served in the Union Army. While there were two earlier attempts...


Lincoln and Liberty: Wisdom for the Ages

by Lucas E. Morel & Clarence Thomas

Since Abraham Lincoln's death, generations of Americans have studied his life, presidency, and leadership, often remaking him into a figure suited to the needs and interests of their own time. This illuminating...


Statesmanship and Reconstruction: Moderate versus Radical Republicans on Restoring the Union after the Civil War

by Philip B. Lyons

This book examines how statesmanship in reconstruction could have spared the South some severe hardships after the Civil War. Despite the vast change in public opinion on race relations over the last nearly...


States at War, Volume 3: A Reference Guide for Pennsylvania in the Civil War

by Richard F. Miller

A much-needed reference guide to Pennsylvania for historians and students of the Civil War


Thaddeus Stevens: The Making of an Inconvenient Hero

by Terry Webb

Not until Lincoln, the epic blockbuster movie, was Thaddeus Stevens' passion exposed regarding civil rights for black slaves. Until then, few knew Stevens' importance in the passage of the Emancipation Proclamation...


Ulysses S. Grant: Triumph over Adversity, 1822-1865

by Brooks D. Simpson

Many modern historians have painted Ulysses S. Grant as a butcher, a drunk, and a failure as president. Others have argued the exact opposite and portray him with saintlike levels of ethic and intellect. In...


Seizing Freedom: Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All

by David Roediger

How did America recover after its years of civil war? How did freed men and women, former slaves, respond to their newly won freedom? David Roediger’s radical new history redefines the idea of freedom after...