History - United States - Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of...

Marc Wortman

Atlanta's destruction during the Civil War is an iconic moment in American history. Award-winning journalist Marc Wortman depicts its siege and fall in The Bonfire, and reveals an Atlanta of unexpected paradoxes. The Atlanta Journal-C...

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Published: Jun 2010

Far More Terrible for Women: Personal...

Patrick Minges

Drawing from interviews that the New Deal's Works Progress Administration conducted with former slaves in the 1930s, this book presents firsthand accounts of what life was like from the perspective of enslaved women. Of the nearly 250...

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Published: Oct 2006

Reign of Iron: The Story of the First...

James L. Nelson

At the outbreak of the Civil War, North and South quickly saw the need to develop the latest technology in naval warfare, the ironclad ship. After a year-long scramble to finish first, in a race filled with intrigue and second guessin...

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Published: Apr 2005

Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassi...

Bill O'Reilly

bLOCKBUSTER BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND ANCHOR OF The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history―how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil W...

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Published: Aug 2016

Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of A...

Stephen W. Sears

The Civil War battle waged on September 17, 1862, at Antietam Creek, Maryland, was one of the bloodiest in the nation's history: in this single day, the war claimed nearly 23,000 casualties. In Landscape Turned Red, the renowned histo...

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Published: Jun 2003

A Stillness at Appomattox: The Army o...

Bruce Catton

When first published in 1953, Bruce Catton, our foremost Civil War historian was awarded both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for excellence in nonfiction. This final volume of 'The Army of the Potomac trilogy relates t...

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Published: Aug 1990

Forever Free: The Story of Emancipati...

Eric Foner

Analyzes the post-Civil War era of Emancipation and Reconstruction with an emphasis on discovering the larger political and cultural meaning for contemporary America of the lives of the newly freed slaves and the rise of the Ku Klux K...

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Published: Nov 2006

Last Flag Down: The Epic Journey of t...

Ron Powers

As the Confederacy felt itself slipping beneath the Union juggernaut in late 1864, the South launched a desperate counteroffensive to shatter the U.S. economy and force a standoff. Its secret weapon? A state-of-the-art raiding ship wh...

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Published: May 2008

House of Abraham

Stephen Berry

For all the talk of the Civil War's pitting brother against brother, no book has told fully the story of one family ravaged by that conflict. And no family better illustrates the personal toll the war took than Lincoln's own. Mary Tod...

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Published: Feb 2009

Dixie Victorious: An Alternate Histor...

Peter G. Tsouras

This fascinating "what if" book will have you pondering how easily history could have been swayed differently.Ever wondered what would have happened if the Confederates had won the Civil War? This book not only says that it ...

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Published: Oct 2011

Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln Whit...

Elizabeth Keckley

Keckley was a former slave who became a successful Washington, D.C., dressmaker — and a confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln. This intimate bond allowed her to witness the happy times as well as the tragic events that unfolded within...

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Published: Aug 2006

It Happened on the Underground Railro...

Tricia Martineau Wagner

Begun in earnest in the 1830s and named for the emerging system of steam railroads in the United States, the Underground Railroad moved hundreds of slaves northward each year through a network of hidden rooms connected by the efforts ...

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Published: Feb 2007

The Wanderer: The Last American Slave...

Erik Calonius

On Nov. 28, 1858, a ship called the Wanderer slipped silently into a coastal channel and unloaded a cargo of over 400 African slaves onto Jekyll Island, Georgia, fifty years after the African slave trade had been made illegal. It was ...

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Published: Feb 2008

The Lincolns in the White House: Four...

Jerrold M. Packard

Reveals how divisions within the Lincoln family during his presidency mirrored the struggles of the nation, describing First Lady Mary Lincoln's mental collapse in the wake of fierce distrust for her southern heritage, the death of el...

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Published: Dec 2006

They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldie...

Deanne Blanton

Albert Cashier' served three years in the Union Army and passed successfully as a man until 1911 when the aging veteran was revealed to be a woman named Jennie Hodgers. Frances Clayton kept fighting even after her husband was gunned d...

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Published: Sep 2003

Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam (Pivo...

James M. McPherson

The Battle of Antietam, fought on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest single day in American history, with more than 6,000 soldiers killed--four times the number lost on D-Day, and twice the number killed in the September 11th terro...

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Published: Mar 2004

Six Armies in Tennessee: The Chickama...

Steven E. Woodworth

When Vicksburg fell to Union forces under General Grant in July 1863, the balance turned against the Confederacy in the trans-Appalachian theater. The Federal success along the river opened the way for advances into central and easter...

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Published: Aug 1999

Fields of Honor: Pivotal Battles of t...

Edwin C. Bearss

Few historians have ever captured the drama, excitement, and tragedy of the Civil War with the headlong elan of Edwin Bearss, who has won a huge, devoted following with his extraordinary battlefield tours and eloquent soliloquies abou...

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Published: Jul 2007

The Civil War (American Heritage Book...

Bruce Catton

Infinitely readable and absorbing, Bruce Catton's The Civil War is one of the best-selling, most widely read general histories of the war available in a single volume. Newly introduced by the critically acclaimed Civil War historian J...

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Published: Dec 2004

Blockaded Family: Life in So. Alabama...

Parthenia Antoinette Hague

Life in Southern Alabama During The Civil War. A Blockaded Family recounts how a frightened and war-weary household dealt with privations during a blockade imposed on the South. This book is memorable for its glimpse of wartime domest...

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Published: Apr 1995

The Worst President-The Story of Jame...

Garry Boulard

Just 24 hours after former President James Buchanan died on June 1, 1868, the Chicago Tribune rejoiced: "This desolate old man has gone to his grave. No son or daughter is doomed to acknowledge an ancestry from him" Nearly a...

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Published: Mar 2015

What Caused the Civil War?: Reflectio...

Edward L. Ayers

An author of the Valley of the Shadow Project presents a series of essays on the American Civil War, the New South, and the twentieth-century South to consider such issues as slavery, secession, and poverty as contributing factors to ...

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Published: Aug 2006

Civil War Curiosities: Strange Storie...

Webb B. Garrison

A collection of fascinating anecdotes and colorful stories organized by topics and not by chronology, Civil War Curiosities offers a rare glimpse into unusual and often bizarre persons, attitudes, and events that enhance our understan...

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Published: Oct 2000

The Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant

Considered a classic of American literature and military autobiography, Grant's memoirs are an honest, clear retelling of the author's growing-up in Ohio, his graduation from West Point, his marriage to Julia Dent, and, most significa...

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Published: Jul 2006

Famous Documents and Speeches of the ...

Bob Blaisdell

Essential reading for students of American history and Civil War buffs, this inexpensive volume includes key documents and memorable speeches such as Lincoln's Gettysburg Address; Lee's 'Farewell to the Army of Northern Virginia'; Fre...

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Published: Dec 2006

Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up: The S...

Doug Crenshaw

In the spring of 1862, the largest army ever assembled on the North American continent landed in Virginia, on the peninsula between the James and York Rivers, and proceeded to march toward Richmond. Between that army and the capital o...

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Published: Nov 2017

BLOODY AUTUMN: The Shenandoah Valley ...

Daniel Davis

Clear out the Shenandoah Valley "clean and clear," Union General-in-Chief Ulysses S. Grant ordered, in the late summer of 1864.His man for the job: Major General "Little Phil" Sheridan, the bandy-legged Irishman wh...

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Published: Oct 2013

Hurricane from the Heavens: The Battl...

Daniel Davis

"Lee's army is really whipped," Federal commander Ulysses S. Grant believed.May 1864 had witnessed near-constant combat between his Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Grant, unlike his predece...

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Published: May 2014

This Republic of Suffering: Death and...

Drew Gilpin Faust

More than 600,000 soldiers lost their lives in the American Civil War. An equivalent proportion of today's population would be six million. In This Republic of Suffering, Drew Gilpin Faust reveals the ways that death on such a scale c...

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Published: Jan 2009

1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History...

Charles Bracelen Flood

In a masterful narrative, historian and biographer Charles Bracelen Flood brings to life the drama of Lincoln's final year, in which he oversaw the last campaigns of the Civil War, was reelected as president, and laid out his majestic...

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Published: Feb 2010
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