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Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War
Confederates in the Attic
Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War
Paperback      ISBN: 067975833x
A journalist leads readers on a revealing journey through the Old South, tangling with the forces of white rage, rebel grit, and regional pride in places where the Civil War is more than a memory
Amazing Women of the Civil War
Amazing Women of the Civil War
Paperback      ISBN: 1558537910
Celebrates the Civil War contributions and exploits of such women spies, soldiers, journalists, doctors, and nurses as Harriet Tubman, Belle Boyd, Elizabeth Van Lew, Lucy Hayes, and Pauline Cushman
Three Roads to the Alamo: The Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis
Three Roads to the Alamo
The Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis
Paperback      ISBN: 0060930942
Details the lives of Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, and William Travis, and the Alamo
General James Longstreet: The Confederacy's Most Controversial Soldier-A Biography
General James Longstreet
The Confederacy's Most Controversial Soldier-A Biography
Paperback      ISBN: 0671892878
Argues that Longstreet was unfairly blamed for the defeat at Gettysburg
Life of Billy Yank: The Common Soldier of the Union
Life of Billy Yank
The Common Soldier of the Union
Paperback      ISBN: 0807104760
Wartime diaries and letters provide the sources for a composite portrait of the Union soldier
Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist
Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist
Paperback      ISBN: 094032234x
In 1892, Alexander Berkman, Russian émigré, anarchist, and lover of Emma Goldman, attempted to assassinate industrialist Henry Clay Frick. The act was intended both as retribution for the massacre of workers in the Homestead strike and as an incitement to revolution. Captured and sentenced to serve a prison term of twenty-two years, Berkman struggled to make sense of the shadowy and brutalized world of the prison—one that hardly conformed to revolutionary expectation.
For a Vast Future Also: Essays from the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association
For a Vast Future Also
Essays from the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association
Hardcover      ISBN: 0823219593
Brings together articles by 14 scholars in the Lincoln field, providing detailed treatments of different facets of three general themes: Lincoln and the problems of emancipation, presidential politics, and the Lincoln legacy. Lincoln's views on race are of central interest, and these essays engage that issue from a variety of perspectives. Schwartz is director of the Electronic Lincoln Presidential Library and editor of For the People: A Newsletter of the Abraham Lincoln Association . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Civil War: An Illustrated History
The Civil War
An Illustrated History
Paperback      ISBN: 0679742778
Featuring a new introduction by Ken Burns, an illustrated companion to the popular PBS series captures the lives of politicians, soldiers, slaves, and others during the Civil War years. Reissue. 30,000 first printing. (Tie-in to the re-broadcast of the PBS television series, airing September 2002)
Crazy Horse
Crazy Horse
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670882348
Strips away the tall tales of legend to reveal the essence of Crazy Horse, profiling him as a brilliant and ascetic warrior-hero whose life encapsuled Native American tragedy and the end of the untamed West. 35,000 first printing.
Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence
Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence
Paperback      ISBN: 0925279455