This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln’s mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation’s history. Read the amazing book on which the Oscar-winning feature film, Lincoln, is based! By Doris Kearns Goodwin, 916 pages. Paperback.
From a distinguished historian of the America South comes this thoroughly human portrait of the complex man at the center of our nation's most epic struggle. Jefferson Davis initially did not wish to leave the Union-as the son of a veteran of the American Revolution and as a soldier and senator, he considered himself a patriot. William J. Cooper shows us how Davis' initial reluctance turned into absolute commitment to the Confederacy. He provides a thorough account of Davis' life, both as the Confederate President and in the years before and after the war.
This journal, issued by the Museum of the Confederacy, lists in detail the effects of Robert E. Lee that we have in our collection, plus descriptions and interpretations about his life as it relates to our collection of his items. It also includes an interpretive essay and a chronology of his life.
The New Civil War Handbook offers a complete guide for American Civil War enthusiasts of all ages. Author Mark Hughes uses clear and concise writing, broken down into short, easy to understand chapters, complete with tables, charts, and nearly 150 photographs to trace the history of the war from the beginning of the conflict through the final surrender. By Mark Hughes, 158 pages.
Offers selected excerpts and illustrations from period courting and etiquette guides and manuals. Includes features such as bundling, the language of flowers, courting on the front porch, and the customs of engagement and marriage from the colonial era in America to the early 20th century. By Alain George, 30 pages.
Thirty carefully rendered illustrations depict remarkable women from the North and South in settings that range from the battlefield to the White House. Informative captions highlight the roles and accomplishments of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mary Todd Lincoln, Mary Boykin Chesnut, Louisa May Alcott, Varina Howell Davis, and 25 others. By Peter F. Copeland, 30 pages.
Between 1860 and 1910, stereoscopes were very popular - almost every parlor contained one. Many of the photographers who chronicled the American Civil War employed stereographic cameras to record images of that momentous struggle. The stereo cards that they produced contain two images - one for each eye When viewed with the stereoscope, each eye sees only the appropriate image, producing the illusion of three dimensions. The photographs in this book were taken between 1861 and 1865. They have been digitally restored and converted to red/cyan anaglyphs so that e