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A Confederate Girl's Diary

by Sarah Morgan Dawson

Documented during the American Civil War, A Confederate Girl’s Diary provides a thorough account of civilian life in Louisiana during and after the war through the diary entries of Sarah Morgan Dawson, who...


Beyond the River

by Ann Hagedorn

From the highest hill above the town of Ripley, Ohio, you can see five bends in the Ohio River. You can see the hills of northern Kentucky and the rooftops of Ripley's riverfront houses. And you can see what...


Shiloh: The Battle That Changed the Civil War

by Larry J. Daniel

The battle of Shiloh, fought in April 1862 in the wilderness of south central Tennessee, marked a savage turning point in the Civil War. In this masterful book, Larry Daniel re-creates the drama and the horror...


Holding the Line: The Third Tennessee Infantry, 1861-1864

by Robert Ferrell

FLAVEL C. BARBER'S memoir of his service with the Third Tennessee provides a rare contemporary history of a Confederate regiment. Major Barber's imprisonment after the surrender of Fort Donelson spurred him...


Historical Dictionary of the Civil War

by Terry L. Jones

This updated and expanded two-volume second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Civil War relates the history of this war through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and hundreds...


Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination: The Untold Story of the Actors and Stagehands at Ford's Theatre

by Thomas A. Bogar

April 14, 1865. A famous actor pulls a trigger in the presidential balcony, leaps to the stage and escapes, as the president lies fatally wounded. In the panic that follows, forty-six terrified people scatter...


Rebel Gold: One Man's Quest to Find the Hidden Treasure of the

by Warren Getler & Bob Brewer

As a boy growing up in rural Arkansas, Bob Brewer often heard from his uncle and his great-uncle about a particular tree in the woods, the "Bible Tree," filled with strange carvings. Years later he would learn...


Days of Defiance: Sumter, Secession, and the Coming of the Civil War

by Maury Klein

“Illuminating and well-written. . . . Deserves a place in the highest ranks of Civil War scholarship.” —The Cleveland Plain Dealer 

In November 1860, telegraph lines carried the news that Abraham Lincoln...


Lees Lieutenants 3 Volume Abridged: A Study in Command

by Douglas Southall Freeman

Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command is the most colorful and popular of Douglas Southall Freeman's works. A sweeping narrative that presents a multiple biography against the flame-shot background of the American...


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...