books about: 1861-1865
A Stillness at Appomattox
Doubleday & Co
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.
The Civil War, 3-Volume Box Set
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 ...
The Army of the Potomac: Mr. Lincoln's Army
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.
A Light to My Path (Refiner's Fire Series #3)
Bethany House Publishers
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 ...
I am Abraham Lincoln (Ordinary People Change World)
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. II: Fredericksburg to Meridian
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 ...
A Beauty So Rare (A Belmont Mansion Novel)
Bethany House Publishers
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
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.
Fire by Night (Refiner's Fire) (Volume 2)
Bethany House Publishers
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 Civil War Trilogy: Gods and Generals / The Killer Angels / The Last Full Measure
Michael Shaara reinvented the war novel with his Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels . Jeff Shaara continued his father’s legacy with a series of centuries-spanning New York Times bestsellers. This volume assembles three Civil War novels from America’s first family of military fiction: Gods and Generals, The Killer Angels, and The Last Full Measure . Gods and Generals traces the lives, passions, ...
Diary of America
"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 Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox (Vintage Civil War Library)
A decade in the writing, this is the final volume of what many critics have called “America’s Iliad.” Here Foote brings to life the military endgame, the surrender at Appomattox, and the tragic dénouement of the war—the assassination of President Lincoln. “To read this chronicle is an awesome and moving experience. History and literature are rarely so thoroughly combined as here; one finishes this volume convinced that no one ...
No Greater Glory
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 ...
Lee: The Last Years
Charles Bracelen Flood
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).
Eyewitness to the Civil War
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 ...
Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson
S. C. Gwynne
From the author of the prizewinning New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a thrilling account of how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a great and tragic American hero. Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of legend and romance. As much as any person in the Confederate pantheon, even Robert E. Lee, he embodies the romantic Southern notion of the virtuous lost cause. Jackson is also ...
The Complete Gettysburg Guide: Walking and Driving Tours of the Battlefield, Town, Cemeteries, Field Hospital ...
J. David Petruzzi
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 ...
Barbara Brackman's Civil War Sampler: 50 Quilt Blocks with Stories from History
C&T Publishing, 2012
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 ...
My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led to an American Tragedy
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 ...
West Point Leadership: Profiles of Courage
Daniel E. Rice
Daniel E. Rice
"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 ...
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