United States Civil War
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A Journal of the American Civil War
A Journal of the American Civil War
Paperback      ISBN: 1882810112
The Confederate General: Adams, Daniel W. to Cobb, Howell
The Confederate General
Adams, Daniel W. to Cobb, Howell
Hardcover      ISBN: 0918678633
Civil War Curiosities: Strange Stories, Oddities, Events, and Coincidences
Civil War Curiosities
Strange Stories, Oddities, Events, and Coincidences
Paperback      ISBN: 155853315x
This fascinating collection explores the unusual and often bizarre persons,attitudes, and events of the Civil War. Illustrated and indexed.
The Civil War
The Civil War
Paperback      ISBN: 0618001875
Period prints, photographs, and documents accompany this penetrating examination of the political, military, and social aspects of the War Between the States, tracing the conflict from the earliest divisions between North and South to the final surrender of Confederate troops and its aftermath. Reprint.
Civil War in the Making, 1815-1860
Civil War in the Making, 1815-1860
Paperback      ISBN: 0807101311
An interpretation of the sectional forces that brought moderate and conservative men to the brink of war
Fire Within: A Civil War Narrative from Wisconsin
Fire Within
A Civil War Narrative from Wisconsin
Paperback      ISBN: 087338587x
Winner of the Council for Wisconsin Writers Leslie Cross Book-Length Nonfiction Award and the Wisconsin Library Association
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era
Battle Cry of Freedom
The Civil War Era
Paperback      ISBN: 019516895x
Now featuring a new Afterword by the author, this handy paperback edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom is without question the definitive one-volume history of the Civil War. James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox. Packed with drama and analytical insight, the book vividly recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War including the Dred Scott decision, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry. From there it moves into a masterful chronicle of the war itself--the battles, the strategic maneuvering by each side, the politics, and the personalities. Particularly notable are McPherson's new views on such matters as the slavery expansion issue in the 1850s, the origins of the Republican Party, the causes of secession, internal dissent and anti-war opposition in the North and the South, and the reasons for the Union's victory. The book's title refers to the sentiments that informed both the Northern and Southern views of the conflict. The South seceded in the name of that freedom of self-determination and self-government for which their fathers had fought in 1776, while the North stood fast in defense of the Union founded by those fathers as the bulwark of American liberty. Eventually, the North had to grapple with the underlying cause of the war, slavery, and adopt a policy of emancipation as a second war aim. This "new birth of freedom," as Lincoln called it, constitutes the proudest legacy of America's bloodiest conflict. This authoritative volume makes sense of that vast and confusing "second American Revolution" we call the Civil War, a war that transformed a nation and expanded our heritage of liberty.
Carrying the Flag: The Story of Private Charles Whilden, the Confederacy's Most Unlikely Hero
Carrying the Flag
The Story of Private Charles Whilden, the Confederacy's Most Unlikely Hero
Hardcover      ISBN: 0465069568
Describes how an aging Charleston desk clerk suffering from epilepsy became an unlikely hero during the 1864 Battle of Spotsylvania during the Civil War. 40,000 first printing.
Sherman: A Soldier's Life
Sherman
A Soldier's Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0060930748
A noted military historian provides an intriguing new portrait of the Civil War general that examines in depth his life and career, from his formative years at West Point, to his controversial campaigns during the Civil War, to his role as a postwar commander. Reprint.
This Hallowed Ground: The Story of the Union Side of the Civil War
This Hallowed Ground
The Story of the Union Side of the Civil War
Paperback      ISBN: 1853266965