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Civil War Period (1850-1877) eBooks

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  • A Light and Uncertain Hold

    A History of the Sixty-Sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry

    Curiosity piqued by two poems written by his great-great-grandmother initiated David Thackery’s scholarly exploration into the history of the Sixty-sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry and the wartime history of Champaign County, Ohio, from which it was recruited.Not only a military history, A Light and Uncertain Hold is also a penetrating and provocative social history which deals with the homefront, ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Abraham Lincoln: Selected Speeches and Writings

    A Library of America Paperback Classic

    The most essential writings of America’s heroic Civil War president, complete with detailed notes, a chronology of Lincoln’s life and political career, and an introduction by the novelist Gore VidalRanging from finely honed legal argument to wry and some sometimes savage humor to private correspondence and political rhetoric of unsurpassed grandeur, the writings collected in this volume are at ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • War from the Inside The Story of the 132nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry in the War for the Suppression of the Rebellion, 1862-1863 thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. This narrative was originally written without the least idea of publication, but to gratify the oft-repeated requests of my children. During the work, the ubiquitous newspaper reporter learned of it, and persuaded me to permit its publication in a local paper, where it appeared in weekly instalments. Since ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Marching Through Georgia

    Story of Soldiers and Civilians During Sherman's Campaign

    "Well researched, endlessly informed, and compulsively readable, Marching Through Georgia is everything a work of popular history ought to be." — Civil War Times IllustratedIn this engrossing work of history, Lee Kennett brilliantly brings General Sherman's 1864 invasion of Georgia to life by capturing the ground-level experiences of the soldiers and civilians who witnesses the bloody campaign. ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Rebel Yell

    The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

    by S. C. Gwynne ...
    Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the epic New York Times bestselling account of how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a great and tragic national hero.Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of legend and romance. As much as any person in the Confederate pantheon—even Robert E. Lee—he embodies the romantic Southern notion of the virtuous lost cause. Jackson ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Terry's Texas Rangers: The 8th Texas Cavalry Regiment In The Civil War

    Civil War Texas Rangers & Cavalry, #2

    Book 2 - Civil War Texas Rangers & Cavalry
    "Terry's Texas Rangers: The 8th Texas Cavalry Regiment In The Civil War" by Leonidas B. Giles is a short history of this Texas cavalry regiment during the Civil War. Giles was a member of Company D of this famous cavalry unit so it is told from his frontline prospective in that company.Terry's Texas Rangers were one of the most famous Texas cavalry units in the Civil war. From a full strength of 1 ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant

    series Civil War
    In 1854, after serving in the U.S. Army for 11 years, Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885) resigned his commission and found himself out of a job and out of money. Over the next seven years he tried his hand at several occupations but succeeded in none. Only the outbreak of the Civil War and Grant’s eventual command of the Union Army provided the opportunity to display the military brilliance for ... Read more

    $18.95 USD

  • The Diary of James K. Polk During His Presidency

    by James K. Polk ...
    “There are three key reasons why James K. Polk deserves recognition as a significant and influential American president,” Polk biographer, Walter Borneman, wrote. “First, Polk accomplished the objectives of his presidential term as he defined them; second, he was the most decisive chief executive before the Civil War; and third, he greatly expanded the executive power of the presidency, ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War

    by David Donald ...
    The Puliter-Prize winning classic and national bestseller returns!In this brilliant biography-a Pulitzer Prize-winning national bestseller-David Herbert Donald, Harvard professor emeritus, traces Sumner's life as the nation careens toward civil war. In a period when senators often exercised more influence than presidents, Senator Charles Sumner was one of the most powerful forces in the American ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Hell's Half-Acre

    The Untold Story of the Benders, a Serial Killer Family on the American Frontier

    by Susan Jonusas ...
    **"Rich in historical perspective and graced by novelistic touches, grips the reader from first to last.”—Wall Street JournalA suspense filled tale of murder on the American frontier—shedding new light on a family of serial killers in Kansas, whose horrifying crimes gripped the attention of a nation still reeling from war.**In 1873 the people of Labette County, Kansas made a grisly discovery. ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • From Colony to Superpower:U.S. Foreign Relations since 1776

    U.S. Foreign Relations since 1776

    series Oxford History of the United States
    The Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multi-volume history of our nation in print. The series includes three Pulitzer Prize-winners, a New York Times bestseller, and winners of prestigious Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. From Colony to Superpower is the only thematic volume commissioned for the series. Here George C. Herring uses foreign relations as the lens through which to ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Tried by War

    Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief

    **"James M. McPherson’s Tried by War is a perfect primer . . . for anyone who wishes to understand the evolution of the president’s role as commander in chief. Few historians write as well as McPherson, and none evoke the sound of battle with greater clarity." —The New York Times Book ReviewThe Pulitzer Prize–winning author reveals how Lincoln won the Civil War and invented the role of commander ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $11.99 USD

  • My Dearest Julia: The Wartime Letters of Ulysses S. Grant to His Wife

    The Civil War's greatest general as you've never seen him before—a revealing collection of letters written by Ulysses S. Grant to his wife Julia, introduced by Ron ChernowUlysses S. Grant is justly celebrated as the author of one of the finest military autobiographies ever written, yet many readers of his Personal Memoirs are unaware that during his army years Grant wrote hundreds of intimate and ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Mountains Touched with Fire

    Chattanooga Besieged, 1863

    by Wiley Sword ...
    An Award-Winning Historian Dramatically Re-Creates a Turning Point of the Civil WarIt was one of the most startling events of the civil war, the "hour of destiny" for the Union. Faced with the prospect of catastrophic defeat, the North's greatest generals--Ulysses Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, George Thomas, and Phil Sheridan--were commanding a battle for the besieged city of Chattanooga, ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Culp's Hill at Gettysburg

    "The Mountain Trembled..."

    The heavily wooded slopes of Culp’s Hill do not easily lend themselves to visions of long, gallant lines of charging infantry as do other areas on the battlefield at Gettysburg. But the regimental monuments and traces of breastworks that line the slopes of Culp’s Hill bear silent testament to a hellish conflict: no other spot at Gettysburg would see such a sustained period of brutal combat as when ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Confederacy's Last Hurrah

    Spring Hill, Franklin, and Nashville

    by Wiley Sword ...
    The rise of Civil War general John Bell Hood, his command of the Confederate Army of Tennessee, and the decisions that led to its downfall.Though he barely escaped expulsion from West Point, John Bell Hood quickly rose through the ranks of the Confederate army. With bold leadership in the battles of Gaines’ Mill and Antietam, Hood won favor with Confederate president Jefferson Davis. But his ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Guerrilla Hunters in Civil War Missouri

    series Civil War Series
    The guerrillas who terrorized Missouri during the Civil War were colorful men whose daring and vicious deeds brought them a celebrity never enjoyed by the Federal soldiers who hunted them. Many books have been written about William Quantrill, "Bloody Bill" Anderson, George Todd, Tom Livingston and other noted guerrillas. You have probably not heard of George Wolz, Aaron Caton, John Durnell, Thomas ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Reconstruction: Voices from America's First Great Struggle for Racial Equality (LOA #303)

    The aftermath of the Civil War comes to dramatic life in this sweeping new collection of firsthand writing from the Reconstruction era—featuring pieces by Frederick Douglass, Frances Harper, and more“Very, very good. . . . Reconstruction conveys the struggle for racial equality better than many other anthologies documenting the era.” —The Wall Street JournalFew periods in American history are more ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Complicity

    How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery

    A startling and superbly researched book demythologizing the North’s role in American slavery“The hardest question is what to do when human rights give way to profits. . . . Complicity is a story of the skeletons that remain in this nation’s closet.”—San Francisco ChronicleThe North’s profit from—indeed, dependence on—slavery has mostly been a shameful and well-kept secret . . . until now. ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $9.99 USD

  • Seizing Freedom

    Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All

    Forceful and detailed account of the struggle for “freedom” after the American Civil WarHow did America recover after its years of civil war? How did freed men and women, former slaves, respond to their newly won freedom? David Roediger’s radical new history redefines the idea of freedom after the jubilee, using fresh sources and texts to build on the leading historical accounts of Emancipation ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Reflections on the Civil War

    by Bruce Catton ...
    Edited from tapes that the Pulitzer prize-winnng historian made before his death, this moving, informative book paints an intimate portrait of war. It's a chronicle of motives and emotions, from larger than life figures Lincoln and Lee to young John B. ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • A Kids Guide to American Wars - Volume 1: American Revolution to Civil War

    by KidCaps ...
    This bundle book is a compilation of three of KidCaps top selling history books; it is the first in a three-part volume.   The first volume presents the following wars in an easy to understand format that kids love: *The American Revolution *The Boston Tea Party *The Civil War ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • The Modoc War

    A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America's Gilded Age

    On a cold, rainy dawn in late November 1872, Lieutenant Frazier Boutelle and a Modoc Indian nicknamed Scarface Charley leveled firearms at each other. Their duel triggered a war that capped a decades-long genocidal attack that was emblematic of the United States’ conquest of Native America’s peoples and lands. Robert Aquinas McNally tells the wrenching story of the Modoc War of 1872–73, one of the ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Destruction and Reconstruction: Personal Experiences of the Late War (Illustrated Edition)

    Richard Taylor was born to one of Americas most prominent military families. His grandfather, Richard Lee Taylor, had served in the American Revolution, while his father, Zachary Taylor, rode military fame all the way to the White House in 1840. During the Mexican-American War, Taylor was a military secretary for his famous father. When the Civil War broke out, Taylor began quickly rising through ... Read more

    $2.99 USD