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Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War
Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War
by Tony Horwitz
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When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's put war zones behind him. But awakened one morning by the crackle of musket fire... (read more)

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The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters
The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters
by James M Mcpherson
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More than 140 years ago, Mark Twain observed that the Civil War had "uprooted institutions that were centuries old, changed the politics of a people, transformed the social life of half the country, and wrought so profoundly upon the entire national... (read more)

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This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (Vintage Civil War Library)
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (Vintage Civil War Library)
by Drew Gilpin Faust
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More than 600,000 soldiers lost their lives in the American Civil War. An equivalent proportion of today's population would be six million. In This Republic of Suffering, Drew Gilpin Faust reveals the ways that death on such a scale changed not only... (read more)

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Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee--The War They Fought, the Peace They Forged
Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee--The War They Fought, the Peace They Forged
by William C. Davis
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They met in person only four times, yet these two menandmdash;Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Leeandmdash;determined the outcome of America's most divisive war and cast larger-than-life shadows over their reunited nation. They came from vastly different... (read more)

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Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee
Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee
by Michael Korda
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In Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee, 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... (read more)

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Photographic Views of Sherman S Campaign
Photographic Views of Sherman S Campaign
by George N Barnard
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These haunting images of battlefields and ruined mansions reflect one of the Civil War's most devastating military campaigns. Originally published in a now-rare collector's edition in 1866, this complete portfolio of works by the only... (read more)

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Civil War
Civil War
by Bruce Catton
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Infinitely readable and absorbing, Bruce Cattonand#8217;s The Civil War is one of the most widely read general histories of the war available in a single volume. and#160; Introduced by the critically acclaimed Civil War historian James M. McPherson, The... (read more)

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The Civil War: The First Year of the Conflict Told by Those Who Lived It
The Civil War: The First Year of the Conflict Told by Those Who Lived It
by Brooks Simpson
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After 150 years the Civil War is still our greatest national drama, at once heroic, tragic, and epic-our Iliad, but also our Bible, a story of sin and judgment, suffering and despair, death and resurrection in a "new birth of freedom." Drawn from letters,... (read more)

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Battle Cry of Freedom : Civil War Era (88 Edition)
Battle Cry of Freedom : Civil War Era (88 Edition)
by James M. Mcpherson
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Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War. James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates... (read more)

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A South Divided: Portraits of Dissent in the Confederacy
A South Divided: Portraits of Dissent in the Confederacy
by David Downing
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A South Divided' is an account of Southern dissidents in the Civil War, at times labeled as traitors, Tories, deserters, or mossbacks during the war and loyalists, Lincoln loyalists, and Unionists by historians of the war. In recent years there has been... (read more)

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Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields (06 Edition)
Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields (06 Edition)
by Shaara
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Featuring maps and photos, this authoritative history is a practical guide to the ten most significant Civil War sites from "New York Times" bestselling author Jeff Shaara.... (read more)

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Lee's Cavalrymen: A History of the Mounted Forces of Northern Virginia
Lee's Cavalrymen: A History of the Mounted Forces of Northern Virginia
by Edward G Longacre
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A companion to his previous work, Lincoln's Cavalrymen, this volume focuses on the cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia -- its leadership, the military life of its officers and men as revealed in their diaries and letters, the development of its... (read more)

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Women in the Civil War
Women in the Civil War
by Mary Elizabe Massey
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The Civil War wrought cataclysmic changes in the lives of American Women on both sides of the conflict. Women in the Civil War demonstrates their enterprise, fortitude, and fierceness. In this revealing social history, Massey focuses on many famous women,... (read more)

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God Rest Ye Merry, Soldiers: A True Civil War Christmas Story
God Rest Ye Merry, Soldiers: A True Civil War Christmas Story
by James Mcivor
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In the tradition of the bestsellingand#160;Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce, the true story of a Civil War Christmas miracleand#160; In the waning days of 1862, Union and Confederate troops set up camp within earshot of one... (read more)

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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 Karen Abbott
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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy is the true story of four women fighting for their countries during the Civil War. It's a stunning narrative compiled from personal letters, covert correspondence, and arrest records! The Civil War pit brother against... (read more)

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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 Peter Carlson
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Junius Browne and Albert Richardson covered the Civil War for the New York Tribune until Confederates captured them as they tried to sneak past Vicksburg on a hay barge. Shuffled from one Rebel prison to another, they escaped and trekked across the snow... (read more)

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Photographic Sketchbook of the Civil War
Photographic Sketchbook of the Civil War
by Alexander Gardner
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Mathew Brady's chief photographer during the early days of the Civil War, Gardner produced unforgettable pictures, among them Union troops in battle, Lincoln at Antietam, the ruins of Richmond, and Lee's surrender at Appomattox. One hundred of... (read more)

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This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
by Drew Gilpin Faust
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Eminent historian Faust presents an illuminating study of the American struggle to comprehend the meaning and practicalities of death in the face of the unprecedented carnage of the Civil War.... (read more)

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Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson
Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson
by S. C. Gwynne
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From the author of the prizewinning andlt;Iandgt;New York Times andlt;/Iandgt;bestseller andlt;Iandgt;Empire of the Summer Moon andlt;/Iandgt;comes a thrilling accountandlt;Iandgt; andlt;/Iandgt;of how Civil War general Thomas and#8220;Stonewalland#8221;... (read more)

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Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom At the End of the Civil War (13 Edition)
Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom At the End of the Civil War (13 Edition)
by Elizabeth R. Varon
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Winner, 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... (read more)

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