New York: Berkeley Publishing, 1995. Paperback. 6 x 9, 327 pgs, maps. These fascinating narratives are presented chronologically, woven togehter with insightful editorial notes, and accompanied by over 40 maps: together they comprise the Civil War experience, from daily army life to the sights and sounds of battle, to the...
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Harrisburg, PA: J. Horace McFarland, 1938. Third edition. Paperback. 5 1/2 x 8, 80 pgs, b&w photos. An early guide to the Civil War memorial park.
Nashville: J.S. Sanders & Co, 1998. First, thus. Paperback. Originally published in 1879. This highly literate account by the son of President Zachary Taylor follows the author's Confederate commands in all three major theatres of the war, and provides a unique view of the Reconstruction period.
Alton, IL: Whitechapel Productions Press, 1999. First edition. Paperback. 7 1/2 x 9, 244 pgs, b&w photos. A fascinating guide to both the strange history and the ghostly locations of the war, the book introduces readers to dozens of haunted sites in both the North and the South.
New York: Norton, 1995. Hardcover. 6 x 9 1/2, 472 pgs, index, notes, bibliography, section of b&w historical photos, maps. "The best and most balanced of the Lee biographies."
Washington DC: National Park Service, 1961. Revised. Paperback. 6 x 9, 60 pgs, b&w historical photos, maps. National Park Service Historical Handbook Series No. 9. A souvenir and description of what to see and do at Antietam.
Washington DC: National Park Service, 1962. Revised. Paperback. 6 x 9, 64 pgs, b&w historical photos, maps. National Park Service Historical Handbook Series No. 9. A souvenir and description of what to see and do at Gettysburg.
Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2005. Second edition. Paperback. 5 x 7 1/2, 155 pgs, index, b&w historical photos. Memoir of a convinced Methodist, confederate, and slavery partisan who became an early volunteer for Confederate service from his home near Nashville, Tennessee. Includes detailed reporting of his experience as a Federal POW.
New York: Harper Collins, 2007. First edition. Hardcover. 6 x 9, 671 pgs, index, bibliography, notes, section of b&w photos and maps. Detailed account of Union general William T. Sherman's march to the sea during the Civil War, told through the diaries and letters of Sherman's soldiers and the civilians...
Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1992. Fourth printing. Hardcover. 6 x 9 1/2, 569j pgs, b&w historical photos. The biography of the professor-turned-soldier who led the 20th regiment to glory at Gettysburg, accepted Lee's formal surrender at Appomattox, and was governor of Maine for four terms.
Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 191. First edition. Hardcover. 5 x 8, 448 pgs, index, bibliography, notes. Two months after the Federal 'victory' at Gettysburg came the battle of Chickamauga, fought near Chattanooga, Tenn. for supremacy in the West. No General Lee, No Jackson, No Jeb Stuart to bring fame to this...
Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1990. First, thus. Paperback. 6 x 9, 308 pgs, index, bibliography, b&w historical photos. Many books have focused on Custer's Last Stand in 1876, making legend of total defeat. This is the first book to examine at length, with attention to primary sources, his...
New York: Knopf, 1990. Hardcover. 9 1/2 x 11, 426 pgs, index, full of b&w and duotone and full color photos. The beautiful companion volume to the celebrated PBS television series.
Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2009. First edition. Hardcover. 6 x 9 1/2, 373 pgs, index, notes, b&w historical photos and illustrations. An insightful blend of biography and cultural history, the author traces Grant's shifting national and international reputation, illuminating the role of memory in our understanding of American history.
Spring Lake, MI: River Road Publications, 2001. Paperback. 8 1/2 x 11, 24 pgs, b&w illustrations. A children's lesson book with stories, questions and projects. Perfect for the home-schooler!
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1976. Hardcover. 6 x 9 1/2, 492 pgs, index, bibliography, b&w historical photos and maps. A compilation of eyewitness accounts by the men and women who observed the struggle first-hand, from the opening shots at Fort Sumter to Lee's aurrender at Appomattox.
New York: Penguin Books, 1999. Paperback. 5 1/2 x 8, 302 pgs, index, bibliography, b&w photos and illustrations. Follows General Lee from the marshaling of his Confederate army in Virginia to his desperate last attempt against Union forces on Cemetery Ridge - the doomed and bloody Pickett's Charge that gave...
New York: The New Press, 2005. Paperback. 6 x 9, 594 pgs, index, notes, b&w illustrations. The Civil War from the perspective of the everyday 'common' people who lived through it.
New York: Knopf, 1952. Book Club. Hardcover. 6 x 8 1/2, 367 pgs, b&w photos. Short bios on Lincoln and 13 of the Civil War generals.
New York: Harper Collins, 2001. First edition. Hardcover. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2, 462 pgs, section of b&w historical photos. One month in 1865 witnessed the frenzied fall of Richmond, a daring last-ditch Southern plan for guerrilla warfare, Lee's harrowing retreat, and then, Appomattox. It saw Lincoln's assassination just five...
St. Louis, MO: Missouri Historical Society Press, 1995. Third printing. Paperback. 8 1/2 x 11, 179 pgs, index, bibliography, notes, b&w and color illustrations and maps. "St. Louis on the eve of the Civil War was a highly volatile mixture of sectional divisions and ethnic tension. A pro-Confederate governor who...
New York: Dial Press, 1961. Hardcover. 5 1/2 x 8, 256 pgs. A quest for power leads a penniless Civil War veteran to a life of wealth, position and luxury.