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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
By Abbott, Karen
2014-09 - Harper
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Belle BoydEmma EdmondsRose O'Neal GreenhowElizabeth Van Lew

In Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, bestselling author Karen Abbott tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything--their homes, their families, and their very lives--during the Civil War.Seventeen-year-old Belle Boyd, an avowed rebel with a dangerous temper, shot a Union soldier in her home and became a…More


 

Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months That Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months That Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War
By Brewster, Todd
2014-09 - Scribner Book Company
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A brilliant, authoritative, and riveting account of the most critical six months in Abraham Lincoln's presidency, when he penned the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War. On July 12, 1862, Abraham Lincoln spoke for the first time of his intention to free the slaves. On January 1, 1863, Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, doing precisely that. In between, …More

Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey
By Carlson, Peter
2013-05 - PublicAffairs
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Albert Richardson and Junius Browne, two correspondents for the "New York Tribune," were captured at the Battle of Vicksburg and spent 20 months in horrific prisons before escaping. Their amazing, long-forgotten odyssey is one of the great escape stories in American history. …More

Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865 Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865
By Conroy, James B.
2014-01 - Lyons Press
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"Our One Common Country" explores the most critical meeting of the Civil War. Given short shrift or overlooked by many historians, the Hampton Roads Conference of 1865 was a crucial turning point in the War between the States. In this well written and highly documented book, James B. Conroy describes in fascinating detail what happened when leaders from both sides came together to try to end the …More

The Presidents' War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War That Divided Them The Presidents' War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War That Divided Them
By DeRose, Chris
2014-06 - Lyons Press
9780762796649 Check our catalog

For the first time, readers will experience America's gravest crisis through the eyes of the five former presidents who lived it. Author and historian Chris DeRose chronicles history's most epic Presidential Royal Rumble, which culminated in a multi-front effort against Lincoln's reelection bid, but not before: * John Tyler engaged in shuttle diplomacy between President Buchanan and the new …More

The Civil War Generals: Comrades, Peers, Rivals--In Their Own Words The Civil War Generals: Comrades, Peers, Rivals--In Their Own Words
By Girardi, Robert I.
2013-11 - Zenith Press
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Drawing on more than 170 sources, 'The Civil War Generals' offers an unvarnished and largely unknown window into what military generals wrote and said about each other during the Civil War era. …More

The Illustrated Gettysburg Reader: An Eyewitness History of the Civil War's Greatest Battle The Illustrated Gettysburg Reader: An Eyewitness History of the Civil War's Greatest Battle
By Gragg, Rod
2013-06 - Regnery History
9781621570431 Check our catalog

One hundred and fifty years after the Battle of Gettysburg, the words of the soldiers still reverberate with the power of their courage. Readers are transported to the battlefield by the letters, journals, articles, and speeches from the people who lived through those fateful three days. …More

Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson
By Gwynne, S. C.
2014-09 - Scribner Book Company
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From the author of the prizewinning "New York Times "bestseller "Empire of the Summer Moon "comes a thrilling account" "of how Civil War general Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson" "became a great and tragic American 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 …More

The Civil War in 50 Objects The Civil War in 50 Objects
By Holzer, Harold
2013-05 - Viking Books
9780670014637 Check our catalog

A fresh, visual perspective on the Civil War. From a soldier's diary with the pencil still attached to John Brown's pike, the Emancipation Proclamation, a Confederate Palmetto flag, and the leaves from Abraham Lincoln's bier, here is a unique and surprisingly intimate look at the Civil War. …More

Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection
By Meacham, Jon
2013-10 - Smithsonian Books (DC)
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"Smithsonian Civil War" is a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book featuring 150 entries in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. From among tens of thousands of Civil War objects in the Smithsonian's collections, curators handpicked 550 items and wrote a unique narrative that begins before the war through the Reconstruction period. The perfect gift book for fathers and history lovers, …More

Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee
By Korda, Michael
2014-05 - HarperTorch
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Michael Korda, the New York Times bestselling biographer of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ulysses S. Grant, and T. E. Lawrence, has written the first major biography of Lee in nearly twenty years, bringing to life America's greatest and most iconic hero. …More

After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace
By Langguth, A. J.
2014-09 - Simon & Schuster
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A brilliant evocation of the post-Civil War era by the acclaimed author of "Patriots" and "Union 1812." "After Lincoln" tells the story of the Reconstruction, which set back black Americans and isolated the South for a century. With Lincoln's assassination, his "team of rivals," in Doris Kearns Goodwin's phrase, was left adrift. President Andrew Johnson, a former slave owner from Tennessee, …More

The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South
By Levine, Bruce C.
2013-01 - Random House
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An award-winning author and University of Illinois history professor, Levine portrays the Civil War as a revolution that radically altered the social, political, and economic institutions of the South. Among those most affected, of course: the newly freed slaves. …More

Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief
By McPherson, James M.
2014-10 - Penguin Press
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"From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Battle Cry of Freedom," a powerful new reckoning with Jefferson Davis as military commander of the Confederacy" History has not been kind to Jefferson Davis. His cause went down in disastrous defeat and left the South impoverished for generations. If that cause had succeeded, it would have torn the United States in two and preserved the institution …More

The Scorpion's Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War The Scorpion's Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War
By Oakes, James
2014-05 - W. W. Norton & Company
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Surrounded by a ring of fire, the scorpion stings itself to death. The image, widespread among antislavery leaders before the Civil War, captures their long-standing strategy for peaceful abolition: they would surround the slave states with a cordon of freedom. They planned to use federal power wherever they could to establish freedom: the western territories, the District of Columbia, the high …More

Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman
By O'Connell, Robert L.
2014-07 - Random House
9781400069729 Check our catalog

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
William Tecumseh Sherman was more than just one of our greatest generals. "Fierce Patriot" is a bold, revisionist portrait of how this iconic and enigmatic figure exerted an outsize impact on the American landscape--and the American character.
America's first "celebrity" general, William Tecumseh Sherman was a man of many faces. Some were exalted in the public eye, …More

Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War
By Varon, Elizabeth R.
2013-10 - Oxford University Press, USA
9780199751716 Check our catalog

Finalist, Library of Virginia Literary Award for Nonfiction
Winner of the Dan and Marilyn Laney Prize of the Austin Civil War Round Table
Finalist, Jefferson Davis Award of the Museum of the Confederacy
Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House evokes a highly gratifying image in the popular mind -- it was, many believe, a moment that transcended politics, a moment of healing, a …More

Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades: The Civil War in the Words of Those Who Lived It Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades: The Civil War in the Words of Those Who Lived It
By Ural, Susannah J.
2013-10 - Osprey Publishing (UK)
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"Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades" is the story of families enduring the whirlwind of the Civil War, told through the words of famous and ordinary citizens and ranging from the battlefield to the home front, from presidential councils to frontier revivals. The book reveals how Americans on both sides of the Mason and Dixon line withstood four years of brutal, unrelenting conflict. Of the hundreds of …More

The New York Times: Disunion: Modern Historians Revisit and Reconsider the Civil War from Lincoln's Election to the Emancipation Proclamation The New York Times: Disunion: Modern Historians Revisit and Reconsider the Civil War from Lincoln's Election to the Emancipation Proclamation
By New York Times
2013-05 - Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
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A major new collection of modern commentary from scholars, historians, and Civil War buffs on the significant events of the Civil War, culled from "The New York Times"' popular "Disunion" online journal. …More

Lincoln's Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, DC Lincoln's Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, DC
By Winkle, Kenneth J.
2013-08 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393081558 Check our catalog

The stirring history of a president and a capital city on the front lines of war and freedom. …More