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Testament: A Soldier's Story of the Civil War Testament: A Soldier's Story of the Civil War
By Bobrick, Benson
2004-07 - Simon & Schuster
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In August 1861, a nineteen-year-old Illinois farm boy named Benjamin Webster ("Webb") Baker enlisted in the Union Army. For three years he fought in Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia--virtually the whole Western theater. Through it all he wrote compelling letters home describing his experiences. …More

The Judas Field: A Novel of the Civil War The Judas Field: A Novel of the Civil War
By Bahr, Howard
2007-07 - Picador USA
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In this epic novel of violence and redemption by the author of The Black Flower, a Civil War veteran travels back over old battlefields toward a reckoning with the past. …More

Stillness at Appomattox


Stillness at Appomattox
By Catton, Bruce
1992-12 - Peter Smith Publisher
9780844665504 Check our catalog

When first published in 1953, Bruce Catton, our foremost Civil War historian was awarded both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for excellence in nonfiction. This final volume of "The Army of the Potomac trilogy relates the final year of the Civil War. …More

Rebel Rebel
By Cornwell, Bernard
2001-09 - Harper Perennial
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When Richmond landowner Washington Faulconer snatches young Nate Starbuck from the grip of a Yankee-hating mob, Nate is both grateful and awed by his idealistic rescuer. To repay his generosity, he enlists in the Faulconer legion to fight against his home, the North, and against his abolitionist father. …More

The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War


The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
By Crane, Stephen
2009-11 - Puffin Books
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Young Henry Fleming had always dreamed of performing heroic deeds in battle. But as a raw recruit in the American Civil War, Henry experiences both fear and self-doubt. Will war make him a coward--or a hero? …More

The March


The March
By Doctorow, E. L.
2006-09 - Random House Trade
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In 1864, after Union general William Tecumseh Sherman burned Atlanta, he marched his 60,000 troops east through Georgia to the sea, and then up into the Carolinas. Only a master novelist could so powerfully and compassionately render the lives of those who marched. …More

Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War


Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War
By Flood, Charles Bracelen
2006-11 - Harper Perennial
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Moving and elegantly written, this study is riveting history: a gripping portrait of two men, whose friendship forged under fire on the Civil War's greatest battlefields, would set the stage for the crucial final year of the war. …More

The Civil War: V3 Red River to Appomattox


The Civil War
By Foote, Shelby
1986-11 - Vintage Books USA
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Already recognized as one of the finest histories ever fashioned by an American, this is a narrative of over a million and a half words which recreates on a vast and brilliant canvas the events and personalities of an American epic: The Civil War. …More

Cold Mountain


Cold Mountain
By Frazier, Charles
2006-09 - Grove Press
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Sorely wounded and fatally disillusioned in the fighting at Petersburg, a Confederate soldier named Inman decides to walk back to his home in the Blue Ridge mountains to Ada, the woman he loves. His trek across the disintegrating South brings him into intimate and sometimes lethal converse with slaves and marauders, bounty hunters and witches, both helpful and malign. …More

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln


Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
By Goodwin, Doris Kearns
2006-09 - Simon & Schuster
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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in her #1 "New York Times" bestseller, as she chronicles the rise of the the one-term congressman/prairie lawyer from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. 16 pages of photos. …More

Ulysses S. Grant: Warrior and Statesman


Ulysses S. Grant: Warrior and Statesman
By Grant, Ulysses
1969 - Morrow
0688026877 Check our catalog

Written by the grandson of General Grant, it draws on personal papers to tell this intresting biography.

Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All


Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
By Gurganus, Allan
2001-10 - Vintage Books USA
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Lucy married at the turn of the last century, when she was fifteen and her husband was fifty. If Colonel William Marsden was a veteran of the "War for Southern Independence," Lucy became a "veteran of the veteran" with a unique perspective on Southern history and Southern manhood. …More

All Other Nights All Other Nights
By Horn, Dara
2010-03 - W. W. Norton & Company
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On Passover in 1862, Jacob Rappaport, a Jewish soldier in the Union army, is ordered to murder his own uncle, who is plotting to assassinate President Lincoln. After that night, will Jacob ever speak for himself? …More

The Widow of the South

The Widow of the South
By Hicks, Robert
2006-09 - Warner Books
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Hicks' gripping debut novel--an instant "New York Times" bestseller--is based on the incredible true story of Carrie McGavock, a woman whose life had been forever changed by the Civil War. …More

Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War


Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War
By Horwitz, Tony
1999-02 - Vintage Books USA
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Propelled by his boyhood passion for the Civil War, Horwitz embarks on a search for places and people still held in thrall by America's greatest conflict. The result is an adventure into the soul of the unvanquished South, where the ghosts of the Lost Cause are resurrected through ritual and remembrance.  …More

North and South


North and South
By Jakes, John
2000-06 - Signet Book
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From America's master storyteller and writer of historical fiction comes the epic story of two families -- the Hazards and the Mains. Separated by vastly different ways of life, joined by the unbreakable bonds of true friendship, and torn asunder by a country at the threshold of a bloody conflict that would change their lives forever.... …More

Enemy Women Enemy Women
By Jiles, Paulette
2007-04 - Harper Perennial
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For the Colleys of southeastern Missouri, the War between the States is a plague that threatens devastation, despite the family's avowed neutrality. For eighteen-year-old Adair Colley, it is a nightmare that tears apart her family and forces her and her sisters to flee. The treachery of a fellow traveler, however, brings about her arrest, and she is caged with the criminal and deranged in a filthy women's prison.


South of Shiloh South of Shiloh
By Logan, Chuck
2009-03 - Harper
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During a reenactment of the Battle of Kirby Creek, fought near Corinth, Mississippi, during the Civil War, a sniper's bullet rips through an unsuspecting participant--and a man who lived for mock war dies for his obsession. …More

Jacob's Ladder: A Story of Virginia During the War Jacob's Ladder: A Story of Virginia During the War
By McCaig, Donald
2009-12 - W. W. Norton & Company
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Lauded by the "Virginia Quarterly" as "the best Civil War novel ever written, " "Jacob's Ladder" resonates with all the bitter glory and deep human shame of America's greatest war. …More

Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era


Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era
By McPherson, James M.
2003-10 - Oxford University Press
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Now featuring a new Afterword by the author, this handy paperback edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Battle Cry of Freedom" is without question a definitive one-volume history of the Civil War. …More

Gone with the Wind


Gone with the Wind
By Mitchell, Margaret
2007-07 - Scribner Book Company
9781416548898 Check our catalog

Many novels have been written about the Civil War and its aftermath. None take us into the burning fields and cities of the American South as "Gone With the Wind" does, creating haunting scenes and thrilling portraits of characters so vivid that we remember their words and feel their fear and hunger for the rest of our lives. …More

Coal Black Horse Coal Black Horse
By Olmstead, Robert
2008-05 - Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
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When Robey Childs's mother has a premonition about her husband, a soldier fighting in the Civil War, she sends her only child to find him and bring him home.
At fourteen, Robey thinks he is off on a great adventure. But it takes the gift of a powerful and noble coal black horse to show him how to undertake the most important journey of his life. . …More

Fire on the Waters: A Novel of the Civil War at Sea Fire on the Waters: A Novel of the Civil War at Sea
By Poyer, David
2003-06 - Simon & Schuster
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This gripping tale of honor and duty, difficult choices, and heartbreaking betrayals, launches a magnificent series of love and war by the bestselling author who "knows what he is writing about when it comes to anything on, above, or below the water" ("The New York Times Book Review"). …More

Antietam Antietam
By Reasoner, James
2002-07 - Cumberland House Publishing
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"Antietam" is the third book in this ten-volume series, spanning the Civil War and describing one Southern family. As the Brannon brothers answer the call to arms, the family finds itself struggling with dilemmas members had never imagined. …More

Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam


Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam
By Sears, Stephen W.
2003-06 - Mariner Books
9780618344192 Check our catalog

The Civil War battle waged on September 17, 1862, at Antietam Creek, Maryland, was one of the bloodiest in the nation's history: in this single day, the war claimed nearly 23,000 casualties. In Landscape Turned Red, the renowned historian Stephen Sears draws on a remarkable cache of diaries, dispatches, and letters to recreate the vivid drama of Antietam as experienced not only by its leaders but also by its soldiers, both Union and Confederate. …More

The Killer Angels


The Killer Angels
By Shaara, Michael
1996-05 - Ballantine Books
9780345407276 Check our catalog

In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation's history, two armies fought for two dreams. One dreamed of freedom, the other of a way of life.
Far more than rifles and bullets were carried into battle. There were memories. There were promises. There was love. And far more than men fell on those Pennsylvania fields. Shattered futures, forgotten innocence, and crippled beauty were also the casualties of war. …More

April 1865: The Month That Saved America


April 1865: The Month That Saved America
By Winik, Jay
2006-08 - Harper Perennial
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This gripping, panoramic narrative takes readers on a breathless ride through 30 tumultuous days at the end of the Civil War, showing that the nation's future rested on a few crucial decisions and twists of fate. 16-page insert. …More