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Lee's Endangered Left: The Civil War in Western Virginia, Spring of 1864
Lee's Endangered Left: The Civil War in Western Virginia, Spring of 1864
by Richard R Duncan
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In the spring of 1864, Ulysses S. Grant as general-in-chief of the Union armies devised a plan of concerted action to bring down the Confederacy. As part of that strategy, Grant aimed to destroy General Robert E. Lee's supply source for his Army of... (read more)

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Forged Fire: A History and Tour Guide of the War in the East, from Manassas to Antietam, 1861-1862 (Civil War Explorer Series)
Forged Fire: A History and Tour Guide of the War in the East, from Manassas to Antietam, 1861-1862 (Civil War Explorer Series)
by Jim Miles
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The first volume in The Civil War Explorer Series to be set in the eastern theater of the Civil War, Forged in Fire describes the significant campaigns of 1861 and 1862 and provides an easy-to-follow tour guide of the battlefields today.... (read more)

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No Better Place to Die: The Battle of Stones River (Civil War Trilogy)
No Better Place to Die: The Battle of Stones River (Civil War Trilogy)
by Peter Cozzens
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Peter Cozzens meticulously traces the chain of events as the Army of the Cumberland and the Army of Tennessee meet in Middle Tennessee on New Year's Eve 1862 in one of the bloodiest encounters of the Civil War.... (read more)

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Civil War 3 Volumes
Civil War 3 Volumes
by William C Davis
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 256) and index.... (read more)

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Civil War Times Illustrated Photographic History of the Civil War, 2
Civil War Times Illustrated Photographic History of the Civil War, 2
by William C Davis
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Written and compiled by the nation's leading authorities, with nearly 2,000 photographs in each volume (many published only in these collections).... (read more)

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Combined Operations in the Civil War
Combined Operations in the Civil War
by Rowena Reed
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In his introduction John D. Milligan considers Reed's provocative thesis that General George B. McClellan's concept of a grand strategy would have ended the bloodshed sooner.... (read more)

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The American Civil War, 1861-1865 (Introduction to Computers, Structured Programming, and Appli)
The American Civil War, 1861-1865 (Introduction to Computers, Structured Programming, and Appli)
by Reid Mitchell
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This book, in the Seminar Studies in History series, is an up-to-date synthesis of the vast literature which the subject has generated. Books in this Seminar Studies in History series bridge the gap between textbook and specialist survey and consists of... (read more)

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The Antietam Campaign (Military Campaigns of the Civil War)
The Antietam Campaign (Military Campaigns of the Civil War)
by Gary W Gallagher
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The Maryland campaign of September 1862 ranks among the most important military operations of the American Civil War. Crucial political, diplomatic, and military issues were at stake as Robert E. Lee and George B. McClellan maneuvered and fought in the... (read more)

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The American Civil War: A Military History (Vintage Civil War Library)
The American Civil War: A Military History (Vintage Civil War Library)
by John Keegan
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The greatest military historian of our time gives a peerless account of America’s most bloody, wrenching, and eternally fascinating war. In this long-awaited history, John Keegan shares his original and perceptive insights into the psychology... (read more)

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A Gentleman and an Officer: A Social and Military History of James B. Griffin's Civil War
A Gentleman and an Officer: A Social and Military History of James B. Griffin's Civil War
by Judith N Mcarthur
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In 1861, James B. Griffin left Edgefield, South Carolina and rode off to Virginia to take up duty with the Confederate Army in a style that befitted a Southern gentleman: on a fine-blooded horse, with two slaves to wait on him, two trunks, and his... (read more)

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Terrible Swift Sword: The Life of General Philip H. Sheridan
Terrible Swift Sword: The Life of General Philip H. Sheridan
by Joseph Wheelan
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In this compelling and crisply written biography, historian Joseph Wheelan examines the life and wars of the indomitable General Phil Sheridan, whose leadership and aggressive tactics helped win the Civil War, crush the marauding Plains Indians—and... (read more)

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The American Civil War: A Hands-On History
The American Civil War: A Hands-On History
by Christopher J Olsen
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Succinct, with a brace of original documents following each chapter, Christopher J. Olsen's The American Civil War is the ideal introduction to American history's most famous, and infamous, chapter. Covering events from 1850 and the mounting political... (read more)

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Why the North Won the Civil War
Why the North Won the Civil War
by David Herbert Donald
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Focusing on the political, military, economic, social, and diplomatic reasons behind the Union victory, this collection presents the most complete picture of this key aspect of Civil War studies. In an essay new to this edition, Henry Steele Commager... (read more)

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American Civil War the War in the West
American Civil War the War in the West
by Stephen D Engle
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The American Civil War's vast Western Theater witnessed enormously important military campaigning during the period 1861-1863. This book, the third in a four-volume series, examines the geographical, logistical, and strategic factors that shaped fighting... (read more)

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Master of War: The Life of General George H. Thomas
Master of War: The Life of General George H. Thomas
by Benson Bobrick
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In this revelatory, dynamic biography, one of our finest historians, Benson Bobrick, profiles George H. Thomas, arguing that he was the greatest and most successful general of the Civil War. Because Thomas didn't live to write his memoirs, his reputation... (read more)

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Mosby's Rangers
Mosby's Rangers
by Jeffry D Wert
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No single battalion was more feared during the Civil War than the 43rd Battalion of Virginia Cavalry, better known as "Mosby's Rangers". Here, in vivid and fascinating detail, is the most authoritative account of the Rangers' infamous adventures, written... (read more)

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The South vs. The South: How Anti-Confederate Southerners Shaped the Course of the Civil War
The South vs. The South: How Anti-Confederate Southerners Shaped the Course of the Civil War
by William W Freehling
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Why did the Confederacy lose the Civil War? Most historians point to the larger number of Union troops, or to the North's greater industrial might. Now, in The South Vs. the South, a leading authority on the Civil War era offers a critical supplementary... (read more)

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A Treasury of Civil War Tales: Unusual, Interesting Stories of the Turbulent Era When Americans Waged War on Americans
A Treasury of Civil War Tales: Unusual, Interesting Stories of the Turbulent Era When Americans Waged War on Americans
by Webb Garrison
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In A Treasury of Civil War Tales, you'll discover things like: What Union general was showered with 10,000 gift cigars following the unconditional surrender of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, how a Boston banking heiress wrote the Battle Hymn of the Republic... (read more)

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Shades of Blue and Gray: An Introductory Military History of the Civil War
Shades of Blue and Gray: An Introductory Military History of the Civil War
by Herman Hattaway
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An introductory military history of the American Civil War, Shades of Blue and Gray places the 1861-1865 conflict within the broad context of evolving warfare. Emphasizing technology and its significant impact, Hattaway includes valuable material on... (read more)

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Pictorial Field-Book of the Civil War #1: Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War: Journeys Through the Battlefields in the Wake of Conflict
Pictorial Field-Book of the Civil War #1: Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War: Journeys Through the Battlefields in the Wake of Conflict
by Benson Lossing
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The Battle of Bull's Run, so disastrous to the National Arms, and yet so little profitable, as a military event, to the Confederates, was in its immediate effects a profound enigma to the people of the whole country. They could not understand it. The... (read more)

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