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Waging War: The Clash Between Presidents and Congress, 1776 to Isis

By: Barron, David J.

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9781451681970

ISBN: 1451681976

Condition: USED


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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

By: Beah, Ishmael

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9780374105235A

ISBN: 9780374105235A

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Lost Victories: The Military Genius of Stonewall Jackson

By: Civil/Alexander, Bevin

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780805018301

ISBN: 0805018301

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in the Presence of Mine Enemies

By: Civil/Ayers, Edward

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 9/12/2011

Seller ID: 9780393326017

ISBN: 0393326012

Condition: USED


Our standard Civil War histories tell a reassuring story of the triumph, in an inevitable conflict, of the dynamic, free-labor North over the traditional, slave-based South, vindicating the freedom principles built into the nation's foundations. But at the time, on the borderlands of Pennsylvania and Virginia, no one expected war, and no one knew how it would turn out. The one certainty was that any war between the states would be fought in their fields and streets. Edward L. Ayers gives us a different Civil War, built on an intimate scale. He charts the descent into war in the Great Valley sp... View more info

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In the Presence of Mine Enemies: War in the Heart of America, 1859-1863

By: Civil/Ayers, Edward L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 4/13/2012

Seller ID: 9780393057867

ISBN: 0393057860

Condition: USED


Through a gripping narrative based on massive new research, a leading historian reshapes our understanding of the Civil War. OUR STANDARD CIVIL WAR HISTORIES tell a reassuring story of the triumph, in an inevitable conflict, of the dynamic, free-labor North over the traditional, slave-based South, vindicating the freedom principles built into the nation's foundations. Edward L. Ayers gives us a different Civil War, built on an intimate scale. He charts the descent into war in the Great Valley spanning Pennsylvania and Virginia. Connected by strong ties of every kind, including the tendrils of ... View more info

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Lincoln's Marxists

By: Civil/Benson/Kennedy

Price: $17.50

Publisher: PELICAN PUB CO LA GRETNA: 11/28/2016

Seller ID: 9781589809055

ISBN: 158980905X

Condition: USED


In 1865, Karl Marx, author of the Communist Manifesto, praised Lincoln as a "single-minded son of the working class." This book examines why Marx-and other socialists-supported Mr. Lincoln's War and notes his negative influence on modern society. Firsthand accounts and insight from notable historians shatter contemporary views of both the sixteenth president and the early Republicans. Chapters emphasize the influence of the Forty-Eighters, a group of European radical socialists who advocated big government and supported Abraham Lincoln in his effort to become America's first Republican preside... View more info

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Stealing the General: The Great Locomotive Chase and the First Medal of Honor

By: Civil/Bonds, Russell S.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: WESTHOLME PUB: 7/8/2016

Seller ID: 9781594160332

ISBN: 1594160333

Condition: USED


Selected by Civil War Interactive as One of the Top Civil War Books of All Time""The definitive book about the Great Locomotive Chase.""--Charlotte Observer""Magnificent and definitive.""--Wall Street Journal""The Great Locomotive Chase has been the stuff of legend and the darling of Hollywood. Now we have a solid history of the Andrews Raid. Russell S. Bonds' stirring account makes clear why the raid failed and what happened to the raiders.""--James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom, winner of the Pulitzer Prize""In this gripping, smooth-running account, Bonds zooms... View more info

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Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech That Nobody Knows

By: Civil/Boritt, Gabor

Price: $6.50

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER:

Seller ID: 9780743288217

ISBN: 0743288211

Condition: USED


The words Abraham Lincoln spoke at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg comprise perhaps the most famous speech in history. Many books have been written about the Gettysburg Address and yet, as Lincoln scholar Gabor Boritt shows, there is much that we don't know about the speech. In "The Gettysburg Gospel" he tears away a century of myths, lies, and legends to give us a clear understanding of the greatest American's greatest speech. In the aftermath of the bloodiest battle ever fought in North America, the little town of Gettysburg was overwhelmed. This was wher... View more info

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Why the Civil War Came

By: Civil/Boritt, Gabor S.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 0195113764

ISBN: 0195113764

Condition: USED


In the early morning of April 12, 1861, Captain George S. James ordered the bombardment of Fort Sumter, beginning a war that would last four horrific years and claim a staggering number of lives. Since that fateful day, the debate over the causes of the American Civil War has never ceased. What events were instrumental in bringing it about? How did individuals and institutions function? What did Northerners and Southerners believe in the decades of strife preceding the war? What steps did they take to avoid war? Indeed, was the great armed conflict avoidable at all?Why the Civil War Came b... View more info

Brady's Civil War

By: Civil/Brady, Matthew

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 9781585741229

ISBN: 1585741221

Condition: USED


In the Civil War era, Matthew Brady and his staff became the country's foremost photographers of battle scenes and military life, traveling widely throughout the warring states with their cameras. Brady, who learned the rudiments of photography from Samuel Morse (the inventor of Morse code), had established his own daguerreotype studio in New York in 1844.By the time of the war, however, Brady was suffering from extremely poor eyesight, so many of the photographs credited to him from this time were in fact taken by his staff. Nonetheless, he amassed a priceless archive of images of the war ... View more info

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Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North

By: Civil/Brownlee, Peter John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR: 7/17/2017

Seller ID: 9780226061856

ISBN: 022606185X

Condition: USED


More than one hundred and fifty years after Confederates fired on Fort Sumter, the Civil War still occupies a prominent place in the national collective memory. Paintings and photographs, plays and movies, novels, poetry, and songs portray the war as a battle over the future of slavery, often focusing on Lincoln's determination to save the Union, or highlighting the brutality of brother fighting brother. Battles and battlefields occupy us, too: Bull Run, Antietam, and Gettysburg all conjure up images of desolate landscapes strewn with war dead. Yet the frontlines were not the only landscapes o... View more info

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Southern Past: A Clash of Race and Memory

By: Civil/Brundage, W. Fitzhugh

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780674027213

ISBN: 0674027213

Condition: USED


Since the Civil War whites and blacks have struggled over the meanings and uses of the Southern past. Indeed, today's controversies over flying the Confederate flag, renaming schools and streets, and commemorating the Civil War and the civil rights movement are only the latest examples of this ongoing divisive contest over issues of regional identity and heritage. "The Southern Past" argues that these battles are ultimately about who has the power to determine what we remember of the past, and whether that remembrance will honor all Southerners or only select groups. For more than a ce... View more info

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Free State of Jones, Movie Edition: Mississippi's Longest Civil War

By: Civil/Bynum, Victoria,

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 9781469627052

ISBN: 1469627051

Condition: USED


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Army of the Potomac: Glory Road

By: Civil/Catton, Bruce

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780385041676

ISBN: 0385041675

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Mr. Lincoln's Army

By: Civil/Catton, Bruce

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780385043106

ISBN: 0385043104

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Civil War

By: Civil/Catton, Bruce

Price: $6.50

Publisher: 11/17/2015

Seller ID: 9780828103053

ISBN: 0828103054

Condition: USED


This book is a fast-moving, dramatic narrative. Catton, a leading historian of the Civil War, vividly describes the armies involved and battles fought. His account of battles is carefully interwoven with the political activities of the Union and Confederate armies and diplomatic efforts overseas. View more info

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Stillness at Appomattox (Army of the Potomac, Vol. 3)

By: Civil/Catton, Bruce

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ANCHOR:

Seller ID: 9780385044516

ISBN: 0385044518

Condition: USED


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. View more info

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Stonewall of the West: Patrick Cleburne and the Civil War (Modern War Studies)

By: Civil/Cleburne, Patrick

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9780700608201

ISBN: 0700608206

Condition: USED


To Jefferson Davis, he was the "Stonewall o: the West"; to Robert E. Lee, he was "a meteor shining from a clouded sky"; and to Braxton Bragg, he was an officer "ever alive to a success". He was Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, one of the greatest of all Confederate field commanders.An Irishman by birth, Cleburne emigrated to the United States in 1849 at the age of 21. He achieved only modest success in the peacetime South, but rose rapidly in the wartime army to become the Confederacy's finest division commander. He was admired by peers and subordinates alike for his leadership, loyalty, honesty, ... View more info

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Don't Know Much About the Civil War

By: Civil/Davis, Kenneth C.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: AVON BOOKS: 3/19/2013

Seller ID: 9780380719082

ISBN: 0380719088

Condition: USED


Why did Abraham Lincoln sneak into Washington for his inauguration? Was the Gettysburg Address written on the back of an envelope?Where did the Underground Railroad run?Can you answer these questions? If not, you're not alone New York Times-bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis comes to the rescue, deftly sorting out the players, the politics, the key events -- Emancipation and Reconstruction, Shiloh and Gettysburg, Generals Grant and Lee, Harriet Beecher Stowe -- and providing little-known facts that will enthrall even learned Civil War buffs. Vivid, informative, and hugely entertaining,... View more info

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Stand Firm Ye Boys from Maine: The 20th Maine and the Gettysburg Campaign

By: Civil/Desjardin, Thomas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR: 11/8/2016

Seller ID: 9780195382310

ISBN: 0195382315

Condition: USED


Fought amid rocks and trees, in thick blinding smoke, and under exceedingly stressful conditions, the battle for the southern slope of Little Round Top on July 2, 1863 stands among the most famous and crucial military actions in American history, one of the key engagements that led to the North's victory at Gettysburg. In this powerfully narrated history, Maine historian Tom Desjardin tells the story of the 20th Maine Regiment, the soldiers who fought and won the battle of Little Round Top. This engaging work is the culmination of years of detailed research on the experiences of the soldi... View more info