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The Civil War, 3-Volume Box Set
Shelby Foote

Random House, 1974

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time A stunning literary and historical achievement, the three volumes of Shelby Foote’ s The Civil War vividly bring to life the four years of torment and strife that altered American life forever. Presented in a handsome boxed set, these three beautifully bound hardcovers are an essential addition to every American history collection. Taking the reader ...
  
  











  



  
Stealing the General: The Great Locomotive Chase and the First Medal of Honor
Russell S. Bonds

Westholme Publishing, 2006

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 ...
  
  











  



  
A Stillness at Appomattox
Catton

Pocket, 1984

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.
  
  











  



  
A Beauty So Rare (A Belmont Mansion Novel)
Tamera Alexander

Bethany House Publishers, 2014

Pink is  not what Eleanor Braddock ordered, but maybe it would soften the tempered steel of a woman who came through a war--and still had one to fight.   Eleanor Braddock--plain, practical, no stunning Southern beauty--knows she will never marry. But with a dying soldier's last whisper, she believes her life can still have meaning and determines to find his widow. Impoverished and struggling to care for her ailing father, Eleanor ...
  
  











  



  
Through the Storm
Beverly Jenkins

Recorded Books, 2002

8 cassettes / 11.5 hours Beverly Jenkins writes historically grounded stories of betrayal and redemption. Beginning in 1864, Through the Storm chronicles the tumultuous lives of onetime lovers, Raimond Le Veq and Sable Fontaine.
  
  











  



  
A Light to My Path (Refiner's Fire, Book 3)
Lynn Austin

Bethany House Publishers, 2004

Refiner's Fire book 3 Kitty, a house slave, always figured it was easiest to do what she'd always done obey Missy and follow orders. But when word arrives that the Yankees are coming, Kitty is faced with a decision: will she continue to follow the bidding of her owners, or will she embrace this chance for freedom? Never allowed to have ideas of her own, Kitty is overwhelmed by the magnitude of her decision. Yet it is her hope to find the "happy ...
  
  











  



  
Barbara Brackman's Civil War Sampler: 50 Quilt Blocks with Stories from History
Barbara Brackman

C&T Publishing, 2013

Journey through a historic time in American history with Barbara Brackman, bestselling author and quilt historian. Barbara’s book features fifty quilt blocks that commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Each block (most were first published in the 1930s) was selected for the symbolism its name lends to recounting stories from the era’s women. This compilation of quilt block patterns includes period photos and first-person ...
  
  











  



  
The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. II: Fredericksburg to Meridian
Shelby Foote

Random House, 1963

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time The first volume of Shelby Foote's tremendous narrative of the Civil War was greeted enthusiastically by critics and readers alike (see back of jacket for comments). In this dramatic second volume the scope and power, the lively portrayal of exciting personalities, and the memorable re-creation of events have continued unmistakably. In addition, "Fredericksburg ...
  
  











  



  
Fire by Night (Refiner's Fire) (Volume 2)
Lynn Austin

Bethany House Publishers, 2014

Two young women in a land shattered by war test the limits of their strength Lovely Julia Hoffman has always enjoyed the carefree life of her well-to-do Philadelphia family. But when she fails to attract the attention of Nathaniel Greene, a fierce abolitionist, she shocks her family by becoming a Union nurse. Will that be enough to win Nathaniel's heart? Phoebe Bigelow, from western Virginia, has always been a misfit, and when her brothers ...
  
  











  



  
The Army of the Potomac: Mr. Lincoln's Army
Bruce Catton

Doubleday, 1954

Author of more than a dozen books on Civil War history, Catton is renowned for his vivid and lyrical narratives. The Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Catton's most widely ready work, is recounts the bitter struggle between the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Virginia, and this first volume chronicles the early years under the command of General McClellan.
  
  











  



  
Fighting for the Confederacy: The Personal Recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander (Civil War ...

The University of North Carolina Press, 1998

Originally published by UNC Press in 1989, Fighting for the Confederacy is one of the richest personal accounts in all of the vast literature on the Civil War. Alexander was involved in nearly all of the great battles of the East, from First Manassas through Appomattox, and his duties brought him into frequent contact with most of the high command of the Army of Northern Virginia, including Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and James ...
  
  











  



  
My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led to an American Tragedy
Nora Titone

Free Press, 2010

The scene of John Wilkes Booth shooting Abraham Lincoln in Ford’s Theatre is among the most vivid and indelible images in American history. The literal story of what happened on April 14, 1865, is familiar: Lincoln was killed by John Wilkes Booth, a lunatic enraged by the Union victory and the prospect of black citizenship. Yet who Booth really was—besides a killer—is less well known. The magnitude of his crime has obscured for ...
  
  











  



  
Eyewitness to the Civil War
Steve Hyslop

National Geographic, 2006

At once an informed overview for general-interest readers and a superb resource for serious buffs, this extraordinary, gloriously illustrated volume is sure to become one of the fundamental books in any Civil War library. Its features include a dramatic narrative packed with eyewitness accounts and hundreds of rare photographs, artifacts, and period illustrations. Evocative sidebars, detailed maps, and timelines add to the reference-ready ...
  
  











  



  
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox (Vintage Civil War Library)
Shelby Foote

Vintage Books, 1986

"An unparalleled achievement, an American Iliad , a unique work uniting the scholarship of the historian and the high readability of the first-class novelist." —Walker Percy "I have never read a better, more vivid, more understandable account of the savage battling between Grant's and Lee's armies.... Foote stays with the human strife and suffering, and unlike most Southern commentators, he does not take sides. In objectivity, in range, in ...
  
  











  



  
Lee: The Last Years
Charles Bracelen Flood

Mariner Books, 1998

After his surrender at Appomattox, Robert E. Lee lived only another five years - the forgotten chapter of an extraordinary life. These were his finest hours, when he did more than any other American to heal the wounds between North and South. Flood draws on new research to create an intensely human and a "wonderful, tragic, and powerful . . . story for which we have been waiting over a century" (Theodore H. White).
  
  











  



  
West Point Leadership: Profiles of Courage
Daniel E. Rice, John Vigna

Daniel E. Rice, 2013

"West Point Leadership: Profiles of Courage" is a multiple award winning inspirational book. The Independent Book Publishers Association announced this unique leadership book will receive three awards: Best Biography, Best Gift Book and Best First Book by an Author. All three awards will be either Silver or Gold and awarded on May 28, 2014. The book contains the authorized biographies of some legendary West Point graduates such as Generals ...
  
  











  



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

National Geographic, 2011

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 war, or was a rare disease to blame for the shocking difference in images of him from before and during the war? From overlooked elements, such as the ...
  
  











  



  
No Greater Glory
Cindy Nord

Samhain Publishing, 2013

Amid the carnage of war, he commandeers far more than just her home.   Widowed plantation owner Emaline McDaniels has struggled to hold on to her late husband’s dreams. Despite the responsibilities resting on her slender shoulders, she’ll not let anyone wrest away what’s left of her way of life—particularly a Yankee officer who wants to set up winter camp on her land. With a defiance born of desperation, she defends her home as though ...
  
  











  



  
Diary of America
Jay Ross

Visor Books, 2013

"I enjoyed tremendously the Dairy of America. The format, telling the history of America from America's point of view is clever and innovative. Starting with the year 1783 and ending in the present, the protagonist (America) devotes a page or two of events happening each year. The entire manuscript has a fine balance of facts, opinion and humor. The clever cartoons augment the text and are a delight to read, laugh and enjoy. Diary of America is ...
  
  











  



  
The Complete Gettysburg Guide: Walking and Driving Tours of the Battlefield, Town, Cemeteries, Field Hospital ...
J. David Petruzzi

Savas Beatie, 2009

Winner of The Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award, for Reference, 2009. Some two million people visit the battlefield at Gettysburg each year. It is one of the most popular historical destinations in the United States. Most visitors tour the field by following the National Park Service's suggested auto tour. The standard tour, however, skips crucial monuments, markers, battle actions, town sites, hospital locations, and other ...
  
  











  








   


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