What Caused the Civil War?: Reflections on the South and Southern History, by Edward L. Ayers. Ayers offers a fresh approach to the nation's central historical event. He sees no inevitable clash of civilizations North and South but a highly charged mix of emotion and pragmatism fed by an imperfect knowledge of events. (222 pages, 8.25 x 5.5, Paperback)
Charles R. Knight's Valley Thunder: is the first full-length account in more than three decades to examine the combat at New Market on may 15, 1864 - the battle that opened the pivotal 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Kinght's balanced and objective approach includes a detailed examination of the complex prelude leadding up to the day of the battle. His entertaining prose introduces a new generation of readers to a wide array of soldiers, civilians, and politicians who found themselves swept up in one of the war's mosty gripping engagements. 6 x 9 Pback 264 pp.
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, by Drew Gilpin Faust. The Civil War introduced America to death on an unprecedented scale and of an unnatural kindgrisly, random and often ending in an unmarked grave far from home.
Tracing Your Civil War Ancestor, by Bertram Hawthorne Groene. With this book as a guide, and a minimum of information, nearly anyone can trace the military history of his Civil War ancestor from enlistment to mustering-out. (130 pages, 9.5 x 6, Hardcover)
The Horrid Pit: The Battle of the Crater, the Civil War's Cruelest Mission, by Alan Axelrod Alan Axelrod's gripping new narrative of the battle spares no one from criticism for failure, which Gen. Grant described as 'the saddest affair I have witnessed in the war.' James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom
All the pertinent facts concerning 101 major battles of the Civil War are immediately accessible with this sliding reference guide. Just slide the card to find the battle you are interested in. Statistics shown include: Name of battle (both Confederate and Union names); Date of battle; Opposing commanders; Victor; and Casualties for both sides. Also includes other important Civil War information on both front and back, making this an invaluable quick reference tool. Measures 10 x 4.
by Peter Cozzens Drawing from an imprerssive array of both Union and Condederate primary sources, Peter Cozzens has produce the most comprehensive and balanced study of the 1862 Shenandoan Valley Campaign to date. A fascinating, in-depth work of scholarship - and a great read! Kent Brown - author of Retreat from Gettysburg
Secessionists Triumph 1854-1861 Volume 2 of Freehlings work that resurrects the pre-Civil War political saga of the study of slavery and the events that shattered the Union. Some copies are signed by the Arthor.
Richmond Burning:The Last Days of the Confederate Capital, by Nelson Lankford, describes the first four days of April 1865 in the capital of the Confederate States of America. Handled in detail is the withdrawl of the Confederate army, the evacuation of the Confederate government, and eventual occupation of the city by Union forces. (248 pages, 8 x 5.5, Paperback)
The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government: Volume 2, by Jefferson Davis. Volume two of the classic text written by President Jefferson Davis himself. He termed his work an historical sketch of the events which preceded and attended the struggle of the Southern states to maintain their existence and their rights as sovereign communities. (662 pages, 8 x 5, Paperback)