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  • Reconstruction Updated Edition

    America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-18

    by Eric Foner ...
    From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" (New York Times Book Review), the prize-winning classic work on the post-Civil War period that shaped modern America.Eric Foner's "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" (New Republic) redefined how the post-Civil War period was viewed.Reconstruction chronicles the way in which Americans—black and white ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Lincoln, Seward, and U.S. Foreign Relations in the Civil War Era

    by Joseph A. Fry ...
    Series series Studies in Conflict, Diplomacy, and Peace
    “A heartening reminder that politicians, at their best, can rise above petty rivalries and jealousies to serve a larger cause.” —Don H. Doyle, author of The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil WarThe Civil War marked a significant turning point in American history—not only for the United States itself but for its relations with foreign powers both during and after ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Freedom's Detective

    The Secret Service, the Ku Klux Klan and the Man Who Masterminded America's First War on Terror

    by Charles Lane ...
    “This is a powerful, vitally important story, and Lane brings it to life with not only vast amounts of research but with a remarkable gift for storytelling that makes the pages fly by.” —Candice Millard, author of The River of Doubt and Hero of the EmpireFreedom’s Detective reveals the untold story of the Reconstruction-era United States Secret Service and their b... ... Read more

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  • Gone with the Wind (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

    GONE WITH THE WIND is a novel by American writer Margaret Mitchell, first published in 1936. The story is set in Clayton County and Atlanta, both in Georgia, during the American Civil War and Reconstruction Era. It depicts the struggles of young Scarlett O'Hara, the spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner, who must use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of poverty following ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Hell's Half-Acre

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

    by Susan Jonusas ...
    **One of NPR's "Books We Love"New York Times Book Review's "The Best True Crime of 2022""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 ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Lincoln on the Verge

    Thirteen Days to Washington

    by Ted Widmer ...
    WINNER OF THE LINCOLN FORUM BOOK PRIZE“A Lincoln classic...superb.” —The Washington Post“A book for our time.”—Doris Kearns GoodwinLincoln on the Verge tells the dramatic story of America’s greatest president discovering his own strength to save the Republic.As a divided nation plunges into the deepest crisis in its history, Abraham Lincoln... ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • How the South Won the Civil War

    Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America

    Named one of The Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction While the North prevailed in the Civil War, ending slavery and giving the country a "new birth of freedom," Heather Cox Richardson argues in this provocative work that democracy's blood-soaked victory was ephemeral. The system that had sustained the defeated South moved westward and there established a foothold. It was a natural fit ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Yankee Stranger

    by Elswyth Thane ...
    LOVE AND WARCabot Murray first came to Williamsburg, Virginia, in the tense autumn of 1860. He was looked upon with suspicion because he was a Yankee. Then Cabot met redheaded Eden Day.Theirs was a wild, blind young love at first sight. Whispering in her hair, what did it matter that he was a Northerner and she from the South…But then came the Civil War. With the tide of battle Cabot returned as ... Read more

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  • 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

  • Americans or Americants? How America Became a Can’t-Do Society

    by Dave Sinclair ...
    The American carnage is here. Hollyweird plays the slapping game (Will Smith and all that!). The Woke play the crying game. QAnon plays the game that no one sane can understand. Has America become a satirical show? Is a team of comedians running America? They’re all into black comedy, the darker the humor the better, until no one can any longer distinguish comedy from tragedy. Do you want to come ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • The Republic for Which It Stands

    The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896

    by Richard White ...
    Series series Oxford History of the United States
    The Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multivolume history of the American nation. In the newest volume in the series, The Republic for Which It Stands, acclaimed historian Richard White offers a fresh and integrated interpretation of Reconstruction and the Gilded Age as the seedbed of modern America. At the end of the Civil War the leaders and citizens of the victorious ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Man O’War

    Man O’ War, or “Big Red” as he was affectionately called, was the greatest racehorse that ever lived. In 1919 and 1920, he won 20 of 21 starts and set eight records, including three world records, while conceding as much as 30 pounds to his rivals. His time in the Belmont Stakes at 1 mile, 3 furlongs stood for an incredible 50 years. On three separate occasions, bookmakers quoted him at an ... Read more

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  • American Legends: The Life of Stephen Douglas

    *Explains the central issues of the 1850s, including the Missouri Compromise, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, popular sovereignty and the Dred Scott Decision,*Includes pictures of Douglas and other important people, places, and events in his life. . *Includes a Bibliography for further reading.*Includes a Table of Contents.“Now, I hold that Illinois had a right to abolish and prohibit slavery as she did, ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Nothing Like It In the World

    The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869

    In this New York Times bestseller, Stephen Ambrose brings to life the story of the building of the transcontinental railroad, from the men who financed it to the engineers and surveyors who risked their lives to the workers who signed on for the dangerous job.Nothing Like It in the World gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It is the story of the men who ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Longstreet

    The Confederate General Who Defied the South

    An authoritative biography of the controversial Confederate general, who later embraced Reconstruction and became an outcast in the South.It was the most remarkable political about-face in American history. During the Civil War, General James Longstreet fought tenaciously for the Confederacy. He was alongside Lee at Gettysburg (and counseled him not to order the ill-fated attacks on entrenched ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • What This Cruel War Was Over

    **Using letters, diaries, and regimental newspapers to take us inside the minds of Civil War soldiers—black and white, Northern and Southern—as they fought and marched across a divided country, this unprecedented account is “an essential contribution to our understanding of slavery and the Civil War" (**The Philadelphia Inquirer).In this unprecedented account, Chandra Manning With stunning poise ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Mississippi Zion

    The Struggle for Liberation in Attala County, 1865–1915


    $17.99 USD

  • The Three Battles of Sand Creek

    The Cheyenne Massacre in Blood, in Court, and as the End of History

    TRANS-MISSISSIPPI THEATER BOOK OF THE YEAR (BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS) – CIVIL WAR BOOKS AND AUTHORSThe Sand Creek battle (or massacre) occurred on November 29-30, 1864, a confrontation between Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians and Colorado volunteer soldiers. The affair was a tragic event in American history, and what occurred there continues to be hotly contested. Indeed, labeling it a “battle” or a ... Read more

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  • My Bondage and My Freedom

    “My Bondage and My Freedom,” writes John Stauffer in his Foreword, “[is] a deep meditation on the meaning of slavery, race, and freedom, and on the power of faith and literacy, as well as a portrait of an individual and a nation a few years before the Civil War.” As his narrative unfolds, Frederick Douglass—abolitionist, journalist, orator, and one of the most powerful voices to emerge from the ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Reluctant Rebels

    The Confederates Who Joined the Army after 1861

    Series series Civil War America
    After the feverish mobilization of secession had faded, why did Southern men join the Confederate army? Kenneth Noe examines the motives and subsequent performance of "later enlisters." He offers a nuanced view of men who have often been cast as less patriotic and less committed to the cause, rekindling the debate over who these later enlistees were, why they joined, and why they stayed and fought ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Far as the Eye Can See

    A Novel

    by Robert Bausch ...
    Bobby Hale is a Union veteran several times over. After the war, he sets his sights on California, but only makes it to Montana. As he stumbles around the West, from the Wyoming Territory to the Black Hills of the Dakotas, he finds meaning in the people he meets-settlers and native people-and the violent history he both participates in and witnesses. Far as the Eye Can See is the story of life in ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Zealot and the Emancipator

    John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom

    by H. W. Brands ...
    From the acclaimed historian and bestselling author: a page-turning account of the epic struggle over slavery as embodied by John Brown and Abraham Lincoln—two men moved to radically different acts to confront our nation’s gravest sin.John Brown was a charismatic and deeply religious man who heard the God of the Old Testament speaking to him, telling him to destroy slavery by any means. When ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Differ We Must

    How Lincoln Succeeded in a Divided America

    by Steve Inskeep ...
    **An instant New York Times bestsellerA compelling and nuanced exploration of Abraham Lincoln’s political acumen, illuminating a great politician’s strategy in a country divided—and lessons for our own disorderly present**In 1855, with the United States at odds over slavery, the lawyerAbraham Lincoln wrote a note to his best friend, the son of a Kentucky slaveowner. Lincoln rebuked his friend for ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Race and Reunion

    Winner of the Bancroft PrizeWinner of the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln PrizeWinner of the Merle Curti awardWinner of the Frederick Douglass PrizeNo historical event has left as deep an imprint on America's collective memory as the Civil War. In the war's aftermath, Americans had to embrace and cast off a traumatic past. David Blight explores the perilous path of remembering and forgetting, and reveals ... Read more

    $18.99 USD