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The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War
Freeman, Joanne B.

$36.50 $12.29

The previously untold story of the violence in Congress that helped spark the Civil WarIn The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress. Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, she shows that the Capitol was rife wi...


The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War
Freeman, Joanne B.

$36.50 $9.39

The previously untold story of the violence in Congress that helped spark the Civil WarIn The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress. Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, she shows that the Capitol was rife wi...


Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural (Lincoln Library)
White, Ronald C., Jr.

$17.99 $6.59

As the day for Lincoln's second inauguration drew near, Americans wondered what their sixteenth president would say about the Civil War. Would Lincoln guide the nation toward "Reconstruction"? What about the slaves? They had been emancipated, but what about the matter of suffrage? When Lincoln fi...


City of Sedition: The History of New York City During the Civil War
Strausbaugh, John

$36.00 $5.79

In a single definitive narrative, CITY OF SEDITION tells the spellbinding story of the huge - and hugely conflicted - role New York City played in the Civil War. No city was more of a help to Abraham Lincoln and the Union war effort, or more of a hindrance. No city raised more men, money, and mat...


Blood Moon: An American Epic of War and Splendor in the Cherokee Nation
Sedgwick, John

$39.99 $5.79

An astonishing untold story from America’s past - a sweeping, powerful, and necessary work of history that reads like Gone with the Wind for the Cherokee.Blood Moon is the story of the century-long blood feud between two rival Cherokee chiefs from the early years of the United States through the ...


Atlas of the Civil War
Kagan, Neil

$45.00 $20.09

In this one-of-a-kind atlas, scores of archival maps and dozens of newly created maps trace the battles, political turmoil, and great themes of America’s most violent and pivotal clash of arms. From the Antebellum South to Fort Sumter, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the fitful pe...


Atlas of the Civil War
Kagan, Neil

$45.00 $28.59

In this one-of-a-kind atlas, scores of archival maps and dozens of newly created maps trace the battles, political turmoil, and great themes of America’s most violent and pivotal clash of arms. From the Antebellum South to Fort Sumter, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the fitful pe...


Lincoln at Gettysburg
Wills, Garry

$17.99 $10.09

The power of words has rarely been given a more compelling demonstration than in the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln was asked to memorialize the gruesome battle. Instead he gave the whole nation "a new birth of freedom" in the space of a mere 272 words. His entire life and previous training and his ...


Company Aytch
Watkins, Sam

$23.00 $7.99

Samuel Rush Watkins was a private in the Confederate Army, a twenty-one-year-old Southerner from Tennessee who knew about war but had never experienced it firsthand. With the immediacy of a dispatch from the front lines, here are Watkins' firsthand observations and recollections, from combat on ...


The Other Custers: Tom, Boston, Nevin, and Maggie in the Shadow of George Armstrong Custer
Yenne, Bill

$35.99 $8.69

Most do not realize that not one, not two, but three Custer brothers died with the 7th Cavalry at the hands of the Sioux and Cheyenne at Little Bighorn in 1876. So too did their nephew and the husband of their only sister. Less than half the immediate Custer family would survive the massacre. Thi...


Shiloh 1862
Groom, Winston

$21.50 $6.59

A main selection in History Book-of-the-Month Club and alternate selection in Military Book-of-the-Month Club. In the spring of 1862, many Americans still believed that the Civil War, "would be over by Christmas." The previous summer in Virginia, Bull Run, with nearly 5,000 casualties, had been ...


Shiloh, 1862
Groom, Winston

$39.78 $12.99

In the spring of 1862, many Americans still believed that the Civil War, "would be over by Christmas." The previous summer in Virginia, Bull Run, with nearly 5,000 casualties, had been shocking, but suddenly came word from a far away place in the wildernesses of Southwest Tennessee of an appallin...


After the Civil War: The Heroes, Villains, Soldiers, and Civilians Who Changed America
Robertson, James

$39.78 $11.49

Returning to the turbulent days of a nation divided, best-selling author and acclaimed historian James Robertson explores 70 fascinating figures who shaped America during Reconstruction and beyond. Relentless politicians, intrepid fighters, cunning innovators—the times called for bold moves, and ...


Iron Dawn: The Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War Sea Battle that Changed History
Snow, Richard

$39.78 $7.99

No single sea battle has had more far-reaching consequences than the one fought in the harbor at Hampton Roads, Virginia, in March 1862. The Confederacy, with no fleet of its own, built an iron fort containing ten heavy guns on the hull of a captured Union frigate named the Merrimack. The North g...


President McKinley: Architect of the American Century
Merry, Robert W.

$25.00 $5.79

In this great American story, acclaimed historian Robert Merry resurrects the presidential reputation of William McKinley, which loses out to the brilliant and flamboyant Theodore Roosevelt who succeeded him after his assassination. He portrays McKinley as a chief executive of consequence whose l...


President McKinley: Architect of the American Century
Merry, Robert W.

$25.00 $7.99

In this great American story, acclaimed historian Robert Merry resurrects the presidential reputation of William McKinley, which loses out to the brilliant and flamboyant Theodore Roosevelt who succeeded him after his assassination. He portrays McKinley as a chief executive of consequence whose l...


The Untold Civil War: Exploring the Human Side of War
Robertson, James

$53.04 $17.29

Was Gettysburg a tactical success, or was the outcome determined by a far more mundane factor: access to fresh water? How did the need to spread information about the dead and wounded give rise to the U.S. Postal Service? Did President Lincoln really age so dramatically during the course of the w...


The Untold Civil War: Exploring the Human Side of War
Robertson, James

$53.04 $11.49

Was Gettysburg a tactical success, or was the outcome determined by a far more mundane factor: access to fresh water? How did the need to spread information about the dead and wounded give rise to the U.S. Postal Service? Did President Lincoln really age so dramatically during the course of the w...


Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis and the Confederate Civil War
McPherson, James M.

$24.00 $8.69

History has not been kind to Jefferson Davis. Many Americans of his own time and in later generations considered him an incompetent leader, not to mention a traitor. Not so, argues James M. McPherson. In Embattled Rebel, McPherson shows us that Davis might have been on the wrong side of history, ...


Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man
Stahr, Walter

$28.00 $2.99

The New York Times bestselling biography of Lincoln's closest adviser and friend William Henry Seward was one of the most important Americans of the nineteenth century. Progressive governor of New York, outspoken United States senator, and Lincoln's secretary of state during the Civil War, Seward...


Rebel Gold
Getler, Warren

$22.99 $8.69

What if a secret society, founded during the Civil War, accumulated a fortune in gold coins in the hopes of someday funding a second war between the states? What if they buried their treasure in a vast network of remote locations across the South and the Southwestern United States, and appointed ...


The California Gold Rush and the Coming of the Civil War
Richards, Leonard L.

$19.82 $5.79

From award-winning historian Leonard L. Richards, an authoritative and revealing portrait of an overlooked harbinger of the terrible battle yet to come. When gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in 1848, Americans of all stripes saw the potential for both wealth and power. Among the more calcula...


Madness Rules the Hour: Charleston, 1860 and the Mania for War
Starobin, Paul

$35.00 $3.09

In 1860, Charleston, South Carolina, embodied the combustible spirit of the South. No city was more fervently attached to slavery, and no city was seen by the North as a greater threat to the bonds barely holding together the Union. And so, with Abraham Lincoln's election looming, Charleston's le...


Lincoln and the Power of the Press
Holzer, Harold

$49.72 $10.09

From his earliest days, Lincoln devoured newspapers. As he started out in politics he wrote editorials and letters to argue his case. He spoke to the public directly through the press. He even bought a German-language newspaper to appeal to that growing electorate in his state. Lincoln alternatel...


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