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Lincoln at Home: Two Glimpses of Abraham Lincoln's Family Life

by David Herbert Donald

As Lincoln led the nation into the Civil War, managing the Union was effort, issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, winning reelection in 1864, and planning the Reconstruction of the South, he also led a private...


Access to History for the IB Diploma: United States Civil War: Causes, Course and Effects 1840-77

by Alan Farmer

This series has taken the clarity, accessibility, reliability and in-depth analysis of our best-selling Access to History series and tailor-made it for the History IB Diploma. Each title in the series supports...


Master of War: The Life of General George H. Thomas

by Benson Bobrick

In this revelatory, dynamic biography, one of our finest historians, Benson Bobrick, profiles George H. Thomas, arguing that he was the greatest and most successful general of the Civil War. Because Thomas didn't...


Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865

by James B. Conroy

Our One Common Country explores the most critical meeting of the Civil War. Given short shrift or overlooked by many historians, the Hampton Roads Conference of 1865 was a crucial turning point in the War between...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Civil War, 3rd Edition

by Ph.D., Alan Axelrod

A battle ready guide to the deadliest war in American history.

Completely revised for the Sesquicentennial, The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to the Civil War, Third Edition is a comprehensive overview of America's...


Up from Slavery

by Booker Washington & Louis Harlan

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

by Booker T. Washington & Louis R. Harlan

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence

by Heros von Borcke

A stirring account of von Borcke's service in the cavalry of the army of Northern Virginia. "Von Borcke's book is one that no student of Confederate history will forget."-Douglas Southall Freeman.


Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War

by Jeffrey Hummel & John Majewski

This book combines a sweeping narrative of the Civil War with a bold new look at the war’s significance for American society. Professor Hummel sees the Civil War as America’s turning point: simultaneously...


Glorious War

by Thom Hatch

Glorious War, the thrilling and definitive biography of George Armstrong Custer’s Civil War years, is nothing short of a heart-pounding cavalry charge through the battlefield heroics that thrust the gallant...


The American Civil War, 1861-1865

by Reid Mitchell

The American Civil War caused upheaval and massive private bereavement, but the years 1861-1865 also defined a great nation.

This book provides a concise introduction to events from the secession to the end of...


Abraham Lincoln and the Road to Emancipation, 1861-1865

by William Klingaman

In this comprehensive account of Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, William K. Klingaman takes a fresh look at what is arguably the most controversial reform in American history. Taking the reader...


When the Wolf Came: The Civil War and the Indian Territory

by Mary Jane Warde

The Indian experience during the Civil War


Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection

by Smithsonian Institution, Neil Kagan & Jon Meacham

Smithsonian Civil War is a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book featuring 150 entries in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.  From among tens of thousands of Civil War objects in the Smithsonian's...


One of Custer's Wolverines: The Civil War Letters of Brevet Brigadier General James H. Kidd, 6th Michigan Infantry

by Eri J. Wittenberg

Primarily known for his postwar exploits, most famously his 1876 defeat at Little Big Horn, George Armstrong Custer is receiving renewed interest for his successful Civil War generalship. He led the Michigan...


Living a Big War in a Small Place: Spartanburg, South Carolina, during the Confederacy

by Philip N. Racine

An exposé of the scarcity, high prices, uncertainty, and fear in rural Civil War towns


Race and Recruitment: Civil War History Readers, Vol. 2

by John David Smith

For more than fifty years the journal Civil War History has presented the best original scholarship in the study of America's greatest struggle. The Kent State University Press is pleased to present this second...


Yankee Dutchmen Under Fire: Civil War Letters from the 82nd Illinois Infantry

by Joseph R. Reinhart

Thousands of volumes of Civil War letters are available, but little more than a dozen contain collections written by native Germans fighting in this great American conflict. Yankee Dutchmen under Fire presents...


Edmund G. Ross: Soldier, Senator, Abolitionist

by Richard A. Ruddy

This first full-scale biography of Ross reveals his importance in the history of the United States.


Jefferson Davis: His Rise and Fall

by Allen Tate

Written early in Tate's career, this study of the Confederacy's fallen leader is highly critical of his flaws yet ultimately sympathetic to the Southern cause.