First Lady of the Confederacy: Varina Davis's Civil War, by Joan E. Cashin. The first scholarly biography of Varina Howell Davis, wife of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, Cashin views her within a framework of the traditional role expected of a Southern plantation wife and the role that was anticipated by the Confederate public for their first First Lady. (403 pages, 9.25 x 6.25, Paperback)
The Lee Girls, by Mary P. Coulling. Raised in aristocratic luxury, Confederate leader Robert E. Lee's four daughters - Mary, Anne, Eleanor and Mildred - were forced to adjust to privation caused by the Civil War. This gentle book tells the story of their struggle to maintain their gracious lifestyle. It is at once a sunny and poignant tale, for the childhood days at Arlington were idyllic, but when Lee rode off to war they ended abruptly and never were recaptured. (242 pages, 9 x 6, Paperback)
Southern Lady, Yankee Spy: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, a Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy, by Elizabeth R. Varon. A member of the social elite in Richmond, Virginia, Elizabeth Van Lew nevertheless loved the Union and disliked slavery. She built a Unionist underground in the Confederate capital that helped escaping prisoners of war and provided General Grant with valuable intelligence. (261 pages, 6.5 x 9.5, Paperback)
Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command, by Douglas Southall Freeman. A one-volume abridgement by Stephen W. Sears. A sweeping narrative that presents a multiple biography against the flame-shot background of the American Civil War, it is the story of the great figures of the Army of Northern Virginia who fought under Robert E. Lee. (910 pages, 9.25 x 6.25, Paperback)
Lee, by Douglas Southall Freeman. This one-volume abridged version of Freemans classic text remains the best single biography ever written about the legendary Confederate general. Although there have been numerous books written about Lee, none have come as close to capturing his military genius, or why so many Southerners enthusiastically fought and died under his banner. (656 pages, 9 x 6.25, Paperback)
Lees Last Casualty: The Life and Letters of Sgt. Robert W. Parker, Second Virginia Cavalry, Edited by Catherine M. Wright. The letters assembled in this extraordinarily rich collection were written by Robert W. Parker, an enlisted Confederate cavalryman who is thought to have been the last man killed in action in the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War.
The life of Robert E. Lee is a story not of defeat but of triumph--triumph in clearing his family name, triumph in marrying properly, triumph over the mighty Mississippi in his work as an engineer, and triumph over all other military men to become the towering figure who commanded the Confederate army int he American Civil War. But late in life Lee confessed that he was always wanting something. In this probing and personal biography, Emory Thomas reveals more than the man himself did. Robert E.
Gray Ghost: The Life of Col. John Singelton Mosby, by James A. Ramage. Mosby whose raiders harassed Union rear columns and supply trains in the Shenandoah Valley, never hesitated to employ stealth, terror, and pillage against an equally resolute foe. Mosby never had more than 400 irregulars under his command, yet his raids occupied an enemy force many times that number. (428 pages, 9.25 x 6.25, Hardcover)
Thought of by many contemporaries as the best division commander in Lee's Army, Major General Robert E. Rodes by Darrell Collins breathes life into the largely overlooked combat officer. From his days at the Virginia Military Institute to his demise at Third Winchester, Collins Gives us new details about Rhodes, the man, and the general. 6x9 504 pp.
Cavalryman of the Lost Cause: A Biography of J. E. B. Stuart, by Jeffry D. Wert. Integrates comprehensive archival and printed sources to describe a man shaped by a zest for life, religious faith and devotion to duty. The initial dominance of Confederate cavalry in the east during the Civil War was a product of Stuart's skills as leader and organizer, trainer and tactician. Above all he was a master at reconnaissance and screening. Wert's biography goes far in restoring Stuart's claim to be the greatest cavalry officer ever foaled in America.