This book explores many themes of the Civil War by focusing on specific people, places, and events. Also contains facts and trivia about some of the most important battles. Contains 12 puzzles with answers in the back.
Gods and Generals, by Jeff Shaara. The thrilling prequel to Killer Angels and inspiration for the motion picture. Details major figures from both sides of the Civil War from the opening days up to the battle of Gettysburg. (491 pages, 6.75 x 4.25, Paperback)
Through compelling diary entries, letters, and 150 quilt blocks, Rosemary Youngs helps convey the true stories of Civil War soldiers, nurses, and civilians. Mixing traditional and original quilt blocks, this book includes clear instruction, full-size patterns, a collection of historical documents and amazing quilts. Combine the blocks to make any of three quilts featured in the book, or design your own arrangement to commemorate this profound era of United States history. By Rosemary Youngs. Paperback, 288 pages.
A complete manual for those who desire to understand the rules of good breeding, the customs of good society and to avoid incorrect and vulgar habits. Published in 1866, this book informs those of us in modern-day America the expectations of our mid-nineteen century ancestors within polite society. It also includes, The etiquette of courtship, marriage, domestic duties and fifty-six rules to be observed in general society. Paper: 167 pp.
The Civil War Diary Quilt: 121 Stories and the Quilt Blocks They Inspired, by Rosemary Youngs. The Civil War era was a time of great tragedy and triumph, and for a diverse group of women it was a distinctive thread in their lives and their quilting. This reference incorporates instructions, list of supplies, a photo gallery, and 121 quilt blocks inspired by actual diary entries from 10 women living during the Civil War. (288 pages, 8.5 x 7, Paperback)
Documenting the period between 1861 and 1865, Mary Chesnut's Diary is widely considered to be one of the most compelling personal narratives of the Civil War. As the daughter of a wealthy plantation owner and the wife of an aide to the Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, Chesnut was well acquainted with the Confederacy's prominent players and--from the very first shots in Charleston, South Carolina--diligently recorded her impressions of the conflict's most significant moments.
The Robert E. Lee Family Cooking and Housekeeping Book, by Anne Carter Zimmer. The great-granddaughter of Robert E. Lee has taken a faded little notebook full of Lee family chat and recipes, added months of research, and dished up an insider's glimpse of the great Confederate general at home. She also gives us an illuminating portrait of the Lee family before and after the Civil War. (283 pages, 7.75 x 6.5, Paperback)
Civil War Recipes: Receipts from the Pages of Godey's Lady's Book, edited by Lily May Spaulding and John Spaulding. Drawn from the famous 19th-century women's magazine, the included recipes were usually submitted by middle-class readers from the rural North and South, and were intended for common dishes of every day rather than grand occasions. The authors have added facts about Confederate and Union army rations, customary cooking utensils, and food substitutions frequently used by Southern cooks. A glossary clarifies terminology rarely used by today's cooks.
The Confederate Cookbook: Family Favorites from the Sons of Confederate Veterans, edited by Lynda Moreau. This book contains over 340 of Dixie's finest recipes courtesy of contemporary Confederate kitchens from Florida to Alaska. Here you'll find the delicious, traditional dishes that evoke the flavour of the Old South, as well as savoury regional favourites from all over the country. Fascinating historic anecdotes are featured, along with easy-to-use instructions for making so memorable dishes ever to grace your sideboard. (382 pages, 9.5 x 8.5, Hardcover)