Documents the dramatic history of Civil War ironclads and reveals how warships like the Monitor and Virginia revolutionized naval warfare. Author John V. Quarstein, an award-winning historian, director of the Virginia War Museum and a historical consultant to the Monitor Center at the Mariner's Museum, calls upon a breadth of archival resources top resent a comprenhensive account that explores in depth the impact of ironclads during the Civil War and their colossal effect on naval history. By John V. Quarstein. Paperback, 284 pages.
by Edwin C Bearss. In Hardluck Ironclad, Edwin Bearss tells how he and two other Civil War historians discovered the Cairo almost a century after it was sunk - still intact at the bottom of the Yazoo, her big guns loaded and ready to fire. Much of the gear aboard just as it was that December morning when the crew abandoned her - and how, almost miraculously, she was later salvaged and restored. 180 pps. Paperback
Edited by Herb M. Schiller. The Confederacy led the way in developing torpedoes, a term that in the nineteenth century referred to contact mines floating on or just below the water's surface. With this book, these valuable weapons become available for the first time. A detailed accounting of the vessels sunk or damaged by Confederate torpedoes complete this significant compilation. Paperback 193pps
Capital Navy: The Men, Ships and Operations of the James River Squadron, by John Coski. The first book to examine the importance of Confederate naval operations on the James River, and their significant impact on the war in Virginia. This exciting and groundbreaking original study, complete with dozens of photos and detailed drawings of all four James River ironclads, is a must for every naval enthusiast. (344 pages, 9 x 6, Paperback)
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.