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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • Grant Takes Command

    by Bruce Catton ...
    The Pulitzer Prize–winning historian’s “lively and absorbing” biography of Ulysses S. Grant and his leadership during the Civil War (The New York Times Book Review).This conclusion to Bruce Catton’s acclaimed history of General Grant begins in the summer of 1863. After Grant’s bold and decisive triumph over the Confederate Army at Vicksburg, President Lincoln promoted him to the head of the Army ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Republic for Which It Stands

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

    by Richard White ...
    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

    $22.79 USD

  • Lincoln and the Bluegrass

    Slavery and Civil War in Kentucky

    THE BLUEGRASS REGION OF KENTUCKY was the only part of the slaveholding South that Abraham Lincoln knew intimately. Even before the young Illinois lawyer had married a daughter of one of Lexington’s leading statesmen, he had taken Robert Todd’s close friend, Henry Clay, as his political idol. Mary Todd, who had grown to young womanhood in Lexington, widened Lincoln’s circle of acquaintances in the ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Grant's Last Battle

    The Story Behind the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

    series Emerging Civil War Series
    The remarkable story of how one of America’s greatest military heroes became a literary legend.The former general in chief of the Union armies during the Civil War . . . the two-term president of the United States . . . the beloved ambassador of American goodwill around the globe . . . the respected New York financier—Ulysses S. Grant—was dying. The hardscrabble man who regularly smoked twenty ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Seceding from Secession

    The Civil War, Politics, and the Creation of West Virginia

    “West Virginia was the child of the storm,” concluded early Mountaineer historian and Civil War veteran, Maj. Theodore F. Lang. The northwestern third of the Commonwealth of Virginia finally broke away in 1863 to form the Union’s 35th state. In Seceding from Secession: The Civil War, Politics, and the Creation of West Virginia, authors Eric J. Wittenberg, Edmund A. Sargus, and Penny L. Barrick ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Early Life of Abraham Lincoln (Illustrated Edition)

    This eBook edition of "The Early Life of Abraham Lincoln (Illustrated Edition)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. This book is a result of a thorough research conduct by the author Ida M. Tarbell. Tarbell's research in the backwoods of Kentucky and Illinois uncovered the true story of Lincoln's childhood and youth. She wrote to and ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Battle Cry Of Freedom : The Civil War Era

    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 ... Read more

    $14.29 USD

  • Determined to Stand and Fight

    The Battle of Monocacy, July 9, 1864

    by Ryan Quint ...
    series Emerging Civil War Series
    In early July 1864, a quickly patched together force of outnumbered Union soldiers under the command of Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace prepared for a last-ditch defense along the banks of the Monocacy River. Behind them, barely fifty miles away, lay the capital of the United States, open to attack.Facing Wallace’s men were Lt. Gen. Jubal Early’s Confederates. In just under a month, they had cleared the ... Read more

    $8.09 USD

  • Guerrilla Operations in the Civil War: Assessing Compound Warfare During Price’s Raid

    One of the most significant areas of guerrilla warfare during the American Civil War occurred along the Missouri-Kansas border. Many of these guerrilla forces had been active during the Bleeding Kansas period and continued their activities into the Civil War supporting the Confederacy. The guerrillas attacked Federal forces and disrupted their lines of communications, raided settlements in Kansas, ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • William Lloyd Garrison (Illustrated Edition)

    William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) , born in Massachusetts, was an abolitionist and founder of The Liberator in 1831, an abolitionist newspaper. He also co-founded the American Anti-Slavery Society. Chapmans history of this American hero included a table of contents and images of Garrison, Benjamin Lundy, The Liberator, and more. ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Frederick Douglass on Slavery and the Civil War

    Selections from His Writings

    series Dover Thrift Editions
    A former slave, self-taught writer, editor, and public servant, Frederick Douglass was also among the foremost leaders of the abolitionist movement. Recognized as one of the first great African-American speakers in the United States, Douglass was an advisor to President Lincoln during the Civil War and fought for the adoption of constitutional amendments that guaranteed voting rights and other ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • The Battle of Pilot Knob

    Trans-Mississippi Musings, #1

    series Trans-Mississippi Musings #1
    It's the summer of 1864 and things are not going well for the Confederate States of America. But Major-General Sterling Price, former Governor and Mexican War hero, has a daring plan to invade his home state of Missouri and capture it for the Confederacy. With 12,000 cavalry, Major-General Price enters Missouri in the fall of 1864, intent on capturing the state's largest city, Saint Louis. Many of ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    An American Slave

    A dramatic autobiography and powerful firsthand account of slavery, written by America’s most influential abolitionistFirst published in 1845, Narrative**of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an eye-opening depiction of American slavery. Part autobiography, part human-rights treatise, it describes the everyday horrors inflicted on captive laborers, as well as the strength and courage needed to ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Bushwhacker Belles

    The Sisters, Wives, and Girlfriends of the Missouri Guerrillas

    by Larry Wood ...
    The award-winning author provides “a look at the women who supported the male border raiders . . . includes heartrending stories from a savage war” (HistoryNet).In this fascinating look at an often overlooked subject, historian Larry Wood delves into the hidden lives of the brave belles of Missouri. Sometimes connected by blood but always united in purpose, these wives, sisters, daughters, lovers, ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Gettysburg's Peach Orchard

    Longstreet, Sickles, and the Bloody Fight for the "Commanding Ground" Along the Emmitsburg Road

    A “fascinating illumination of little-known accounts and personalities” by two experts on the Battle of Gettysburg (Civil War News).The historiography of Gettysburg’s second day is usually dominated by the Union’s successful defense of Little Round Top—but the day’s most influential action occurred nearly one mile west along the Emmitsburg Road, in farmer Joseph Sherfy’s peach orchard. This is the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Throes of Democracy

    The American Civil War Era, 1829-1877

    "And then there came a day of fire!" From its shocking curtain-raiser—the conflagration that consumed Lower Manhattan in 1835—to the climactic centennial year of 1876, when Americans staged a corrupt, deadlocked presidential campaign (fought out in Florida), Walter A. McDougall's Throes of Democracy: The American Civil War Era, 1829-1877 throws off sparks like a flywheel. This eagerly awaited ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • A People's History of the United States

    by Howard Zinn ...
    THE CLASSIC NATIONAL BESTSELLER"A wonderful, splendid book—a book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future." –Howard FastHistorian Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States chronicles American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official narrative taught in schools—with its ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

    Four Women Undercover in the Civil War

    by Karen Abbott ...
    Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and “pioneer of sizzle history” (USA Today), tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War.Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little known aspects of the Civil War: the stories of four courageous women—a socialite, a farmgirl, an ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

    by Eric Foner ...
    “A masterwork [by] the preeminent historian of the Civil War era.”—Boston GlobeSelected as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review, this landmark work gives us a definitive account of Lincoln's lifelong engagement with the nation's critical issue: American slavery. A master historian, Eric Foner draws Lincoln and the broader history of the period into perfect balance. We see ... Read more

    $13.69 USD

  • The Book That Changed America

    How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation

    **A compelling portrait of a unique moment in American history when the ideas of Charles Darwin reshaped American notions about nature, religion, science and race“A lively and informative history.” – The New York Times Book Review**Throughout its history America has been torn in two by debates over ideals and beliefs. Randall Fuller takes us back to one of those turning points, in 1860, with the ... Read more

    $14.99 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

    $6.99 USD

  • Grant

    by Ron Chernow ...
    **The #1 New York Times bestseller and New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2017“Eminently readable but thick with import . . . Grant hits like a Mack truck of knowledge.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates*, The Atlantic***Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.Ulysses S. Grant's life has ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Dixie's Daughters

    The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture

    by Karen L. Cox ...
    Wall Street Journal’s Five Best Books on the Confederates’ Lost CauseSouthern Association for Women Historians Julia Cherry Spruill PrizeEven without the right to vote, members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy proved to have enormous social and political influence throughout the South—all in the name of preserving Confederate culture. Karen Cox traces the history of the UDC, an ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • A Slant of Light

    by Jeffrey Lent ...
    For fans of The Orchardist and The Cove and from the author of bestselling In the Fall, an epic historical novel that fearlessly addresses the largest questions of love, justice, and how to live."Wonderfully entertaining, deeply moving, beautifully written . . . In my estimation, Jeffrey Lent is our most American writer since Mark Twain and one of the two of three best novelists of our time."- ... Read more

    $1.99 USD