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State of Jones: The Small Southern County That Seceded from the Confederacy

By: Civil/Jenkins, Sally

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 9780385525930

ISBN: 0385525931

Condition: USED


"New York Times" bestselling author Sally Jenkins and distinguished Harvard professor John Stauffer mine a nearly forgotten piece of Civil War history and strike gold in this surprising account of the only Southern county to secede from the Confederacy. "The State of Jones" is a true story about the South during the Civil War--the "real "South. Not the South that has been mythologized in novels and movies, but an authentic, hardscrabble place where poor men were forced to fight a rich man's war for slavery and cotton. In Jones County, Mississippi, a farmer named Newton Knight led his ne... View more info

Spies for the Blue and Gray

By: Civil/Kane, Harnett

Price: $2.00

Publisher: 2/23/2017

Seller ID: K-132

ISBN: K-132

Condition: USED


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Mr. Gatling's Terrible Marvel: The Gun That Changed Everything and the Misunders

By: Civil/Keller, Julia

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 4/11/2014

Seller ID: 9780143115649

ISBN: 0143115642

Condition: USED


A provocative look at the life and times of the man who created the original weapon of mass destruction Drawing on her investigative and literary talents, Julia Keller offers a riveting account of the invention of the world's first working machine gun. Through her portrait of its misunderstood creator, Richard Jordan Gatling-who naively hoped that the overwhelming effectiveness of a multiple-firing weapon would save lives by decreasing the size of armies and reducing the number of soldiers needed to fight-Keller draws profound parallels to the scientists who would unleash America's atomic ... View more info

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Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War

By: Civil/Lemann, Nicholas

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9780374248550

ISBN: 0374248559

Condition: USED


A century after Appomattox, the civil rights movement won full citizenship for black Americans in the South. It should not have been necessary: by 1870 those rights were set in the Constitution. This is the story of the terrorist campaign that took them away. Nicholas Lemann opens his extraordinary new book with a riveting account of the horrific events of Easter 1873 in Colfax, Louisiana, where a white militia of Confederate veterans-turned-vigilantes attacked the black community there and massacred hundreds of people in a gruesome killing spree. This was the start of an insurgency that chang... View more info

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Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War

By: Civil/Lemann, Nicholas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: FARRAR STRAUS & GIROUX:

Seller ID: 9780374530693

ISBN: 0374530696

Condition: USED


"An arresting piece of popular history." --Sean Wilentz, "The New York Times Book Review" Nicholas Lemann opens this extraordinary book with a riveting account of the horrific events of Easter 1873 in Colfax, Louisiana, where a white militia of Confederate veterans-turned-vigilantes attacked the black community there and massacred hundreds of people in a gruesome killing spree. This began an insurgency that changed the course of American history: for the next few years white Southern Democrats waged a campaign of political terrorism aiming to overturn the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments an... View more info

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Half Slave and Half Free

By: Civil/Levine, Bruce

Price: $7.00

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER: 8/21/2014

Seller ID: 9780809053537

ISBN: 0809053535

Condition: USED


Revised EditionWith a New Preface and Afterword In a revised edition, brought completely up to date with a new preface and afterword and an expanded bibliography, Bruce Levine's succinct and persuasive treatment of the basic issues that precipitated the Civil War is as compelling as ever. Levine explores the far-reaching, divisive changes in American life that came with the incomplete Revolution of 1776 and the development of two distinct social systems, one based on slavery, the other on free labor--changes out of which the Civil War developed. View more info

Great Battles of the Civil War

By: Civil/Life

Price: $3.00

Seller ID: 0103GBSW

ISBN: 0103GBSW

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Civil War Day by Day: An Almanac 1861-1865

By: Civil/Long, E.B./Long, Barbara

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 0306802554

ISBN: 0306802554

Condition: USED


"In all the vast collection of books on the American Civil War there is no book like this one. It has been needed for a long time, both by the student and by the man who simply likes to read about the Civil War, but until now no one had the dedication or the encyclopedic knowledge to produce it. Here it is, at last--an almanac, or day-by-day recital down to the close conflict, written by Professor E. B. Long of the University of Wyoming. If there was a battlefield in the Civil War that this man has not visited personally, I do not know where it is; if there is an important collection of papers... View more info

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Civil War: A Concise History

By: Civil/Masur, Louis P.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780199740482

ISBN: 0199740488

Condition: USED


One hundred and fifty years after the first shots were fired on Fort Sumter, the Civil War still captures the American imagination, and its reverberations can still be felt throughout America's social and political landscape. Louis P. Masur's The Civil War: A Concise History offers a masterful and eminently readable overview of the war's multiple causes and catastrophic effects. Masur begins by examining the complex origins of the war, focusing on the pulsating tensions over states rights and slavery. The book then proceeds to cover, year by year, the major political, social, and military... View more info

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Custer

By: Civil/McMurtry, Larry

Price: $6.50

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER:

Seller ID: 9781451626209

ISBN: 1451626207

Condition: USED


In this lavishly illustrated volume, Larry McMurtry, the greatest chronicler of the American West, tackles for the first time one of the paramount figures of Western and American history. On June 25, 1876, General George Armstrong Custer and his 7th Cavalry attacked a large Lakota Cheyenne village on the Little Bighorn River in Montana Territory. He lost not only the battle but his life--and the lives of his entire cavalry. "Custer's Last Stand" was a spectacular defeat that shocked the country and grew quickly into a legend that has reverberated in our national consciousness to this day.... View more info

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Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commnader in Chief

By: Civil/McPherson, James

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 10/16/2012

Seller ID: 9780143116141

ISBN: 0143116142

Condition: USED


The Pulitzer Prize?winning author reveals how Lincoln won the Civil War and invented the role of commander in chief as we know it As we celebrate the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth, this study by preeminent, bestselling Civil War historian James M. McPherson provides a rare, fresh take on one of the most enigmatic figures in American history. "Tried by War" offers a revelatory (and timely) portrait of leadership during the greatest crisis our nation has ever endured. Suspenseful and inspiring, this is the story of how Lincoln, with almost no previous military experience before entering t... View more info

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Battle Cry of Freedom

By: Civil/McPherson, James

Price: $6.00

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR: 5/11/2014

Seller ID: 9780195168952

ISBN: 019516895X

Condition: USED


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 the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox. Packed with drama and analytical insight, the book vividly recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War--the Dred Scott decision, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid ... View more info

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For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War

By: Civil/McPherson, James M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780195124996

ISBN: 0195124995

Condition: USED


General John A. Wickham, commander of the famous 101st Airborne Division in the 1970s and subsequently Army Chief of Staff, once visited Antietam battlefield. Gazing at Bloody Lane where, in 1862, several Union assaults were brutally repulsed before they finally broke through, he marveled, "You couldn't get American soldiers today to make an attack like that." Why did those men risk certain death, over and over again, through countless bloody battles and four long, awful years ? Why did the conventional wisdom -- that soldiers become increasingly cynical and disillusioned as war progresses -- ... View more info

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Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg

By: Civil/McPherson, James M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: CROWN PUB INC:

Seller ID: 9780609610237

ISBN: 0609610236

Condition: USED


" I]n a larger sense, we can not dedicate--we can not consecrate--we can not hallow--this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our power to add or detract."--President Abraham Lincoln James M. McPherson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, and arguably the finest Civil War historian in the world, walks us through the site of the bloodiest and perhaps most consequential battle ever fought by Americans. The events that occurred at Gettysburg are etched into our collective memory, as they served to change th... View more info

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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

By: Civil/McPherson, James M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 4/13/2014

Seller ID: 9780345359421

ISBN: 0345359429

Condition: USED


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Rebel Raider: The Life of General John Hunt Morgan

By: Civil/Ramage, James A

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UNIV PR OF KENTUCKY:

Seller ID: 9780813108391

ISBN: 081310839X

Condition: USED


"The first full biography of the famous Confederate cavalry leader from Kentucky. It provides fresh, unpublished information on all aspects of Morgan's life and furnishes a new perspective on the Civil War. In a highly original interpretation, Ramage portrays Morgan as a revolutionary guerrilla chief. Using the tactics of guerrilla war and making his own rules, Morgan terrorized federal provost marshals in an independent campaign to protect Confederate sympathizers in Kentucky. He killed pickets and used the enemy uniform as a disguise, frequently masquerading as a Union officer. Employing civ... View more info

All For The Union: The Civil War Diary and Letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes

By: Civil/Rhodes, Robert

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780517584279

ISBN: 0517584271

Condition: USED


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All for the Union: The Civil War Diary & Letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes

By: Civil/Rhodes, Robert Hunt

Price: $4.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780679738282

ISBN: 0679738282

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California Gold Rush and the Coming of the Civil War

By: Civil/Richards, Leonard

Price: $6.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780307277572

ISBN: 0307277577

Condition: USED


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 calculating were Southern slave owners. By making California a slave state, they could increase the value of their slaves--by 50 percent at least, and maybe much more. They could also gain additional influence in Congress and expand Southern economic clout, abetted by a new transcontinental railroad that w... View more info

Storm Over the Land: A Profile of the Civil War

By: Civil/Sandburg, Carl

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9781568520421

ISBN: 1568520425

Condition: USED


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