This book features a tactical approach to the final drama of the Civil War. Innovative maps, sidebars, and charts complement a dramatic narrative. The fall of Petersburg and Richmond, the last battles at Dinwiddie Court House, Five Forks, Sutherland Station, Namozine Church, Amelia Springs, High Bridge, Sailor's Creek, Cumberland Church, Appomattox Station, and Appomattox Court House as well as the surrender are all described by the author. By Chris M. Calkins. Paperback, 237 pages.
Historical Uses of Herbs in the Mid-Nineteenth Century and Home Remedies, by Virginia Mescher. This guide is for information purposes only. It is not intended for actual use of the herbs as medicines. Various ailments are listed along with the herbs that are used to treat each one. Herbs and ailments are cross-referenced. Period publications and receipts, patent medicines, home remedies, beauty preparations, and the household uses of herbs are all discussed. (20 pages, 8.5 x 5.5, Paperback)
Ghosts and Haunts of the Civil War: Authentic Accounts of the Strange and Unexplained, by Christopher K. Coleman. From haunted battlefields to phantom soldiers, this book is a fascinating collection of chilling and intriguing stories of Civil War ghosts. It contains thirty-six such stories, including an encounter by both Teddy Roosevelt and First Lady Grace Coolidge with Abraham Lincoln in the White House. (178 pages, 9 x 6, Paperback)
Gettysburg, by Stephen W. Sears. Based on years of research, this is the first book in a generation that brings everything together, sorts it all out, makes informed judgments, and takes stands. In short, this is the one book on Gettysburg that anyone interested in the Civil War should own. (623 pages, 9.25 x 6.25, Paperback)
Fort Monroe: The Key to the South, by John V. Quarstein and Dennis P. Mroczkowski. A powerful pictorial portraying the exciting history of the only fort in the Upper South to remain under Union control throughout the Civil War, thereby influencing many of the Civil War's greatest events. (126 pages, 9.25 x 6.5, Paperback)
The Emancipation Proclamation, by Abraham Lincoln. A hardcover copy of the draft, preliminary, and final versions of the Emancipation Proclamation. This treasure is sure to be cherished by anyone who celebrates freedom. (30 pages, 6.75 x 4.25, Hardcover)
The Flags of the Confederacy: An Illustrated History, by Devereaux D. Cannon, Jr. A comprehensive discussion of the flags that represent the southern nation between 1861 and 1865, various Confederate State Flags, as the blood stained banners that led the armies of the men in gray. The narrative is enhanced by numerous colored illustrations and line drawings. This book will appeal to the serious student as well as the general reader. (98 pages, 11 x 8.5, Paperback)
Jefferson Davis: The Essential Writings, edited by William J. Cooper. Jefferson Davis was arguably one of the most important figures in the antebellum and wartime eras. Daviss biographer William J. Cooper, Jr., has sifted through the huge number of Davis letters and speeches to select those that best tell the story of his life and provide insight on his character in this invaluable volume. (456 pages, 8 x 5, Paperback)