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Confederate Lives: Soldiers and Statesmen

by Gamaliel Bradford

A distinguished historian offers portraits of 8 key figures — Johnston, Stuart, Longstreet, Beauregard, Semmes, Benjamin, Toombs, and Stephens — concluding with a survey of the Confederacy's "high water...


Lee the American

by Gamaliel Bradford

Sympathetic portrait of an enigmatic man who was a model of decorum and honor, a moderate on the issue of secession, and a fierce yet chivalrous soldier. 10 black-and-white illustrations.


The Capture of Atlanta and the March to the Sea: From Sherman's Memoirs

by William T Sherman

Highlights from the general's autobiography chronicle his blitzkrieg-styled march through the heart of the South in 1864 and reveal the theories that marked him as the first modern military strategist.


Army Life in a Black Regiment

by Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Union officer's lively, detailed wartime diary captures the raw humor that develops among the men in combat and paints unforgettable pictures of soldiers, routines of camp life, and southern landscapes.


The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

by Abraham Lincoln & Stephen A. Douglas

Complete texts for all 7 debates between the incumbent Democratic senator from Illinois and the 1858 nominee of the infant Republican party, plus a major speech by each.


Abraham Lincoln

by Lord Charnwood

The stranger-than-fiction story of a self-taught backwoods lawyer's transformation into the savior of a nation. Well-researched, engaging biography, written in 1917 by an Englishman, was one of the first major...


Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House: Memoirs of an African-American Seamstress

by Elizabeth Keckley

A former slave who was a dressmaker and confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln, Keckley witnessed the happy times as well as the tragic events that unfolded within the Lincoln White House.


Memoranda During the War: Civil War Journals, 1863-1865

by Walt Whitman & Bob Blaisdell

While serving as a volunteer at military hospitals, the poet recorded soldiers' anecdotes of army life, their last words and final messages, and his own reflections on the Civil War.


Recollections and Letters of Robert E. Lee

by Robert Edward Lee

This remarkable portrait of the idol of the Confederacy features personal reminiscences by his son as well as the general's letters to his family from the Mexican-American and Civil Wars.


True Tales of the South at War: How Soldiers Fought and Families Lived, 1861-1865

by Clarence Poe

Treasury of reminiscences includes battlefield correspondence, diary entries, journals kept on the homefront, stories told to children and grandchildren, more. Intimate, compelling record.


Civil War Hospital Sketches

by Louisa May Alcott

Written by the author of Little Women during the winter of 1862-63, these memoirs reveal the realities of battlefield medicine as well as the tentative first steps of women in military service.


History of the Civil War, 1861-1865

by James Ford Rhodes

1917 Pulitzer Prize–winner is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding studies — and first unbiased history — of the Civil War. "...very attractive volume." — American Historical Review. Notes....


Arms and Equipment of the Civil War

by Jack Coggins

From iron-clads, submarine torpedoes, and military balloons to pontoon bridges, grenades, and siege artillery, this excellent work describes what materiel was available to the armies and navies of both sides....


The Underground Railroad: Authentic Narratives and First-Hand Accounts

by William Still & Ian Finseth

From a "conductor" who assisted runaway slaves in their flight to freedom, here is a collection of letters, newspaper articles, and firsthand accounts about refugees' narrow escapes and deadly struggles. Over...


Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant

by Ulysses Simpson Grant

Intelligent, deeply moving firsthand account of Civil War campaigns, considered by many the finest military memoirs ever written. Includes Grant's letters to his wife, photographs by Mathew Brady, maps, more....


Great Speeches

by Abraham Lincoln

Masterly orations and letters. "House Divided" speech (1858), First Inaugural Address (1861), Gettysburg Address (1863), Letter to Mrs. Bixby (1864), Second Inaugural Address (1865), 11 others.


The Red Badge of Courage

by Stephen Crane

Amid the nightmarish chaos of a Civil War battle, a young soldier discovers courage, humility, and, perhaps, wisdom. Uncanny re-creation of actual combat. Enduring landmark of American fiction.


Twelve Years a Slave

by Solomon Northup

Kidnapped into slavery in 1841, Northup spent 12 years in captivity. This autobiographical memoir represents an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. 7 illustrations....


Famous Civil War Documents and Speeches

by Bob Blaisdell

Key documents and memorable speeches include the Gettysburg Address, Lee's "Farewell to the Army of Northern Virginia," plus campaign reports, private letters, and more. A must for buffs!


The Confederate Reader: How the South Saw the War

by Richard B. Harwell

Carefully chosen and annotated selection of contemporary battle reports, general orders, letters, articles, sermons, songs, travel observations, much more. Wonderful self-portrait of the Confederacy. Illustrated....