Survey our vast assortment of titles that cover the causes of the war, the aftermath, and everything in between! For the more specialized reader, scan specific topics such as naval history, medical practices, and uniforms. Finally, for the traveling Civil War buff, we offer travel guides for must-see Civil War sites!

Iron Maker to The Confederacy

Charles Dew's unsurpassed Ironmaker to the Confederacy tells the story of the South's premier ironworks and its intrepid owner, Joseph Reid Anderson. Dew masterfully describes Tredegar's struggle to supply the Confederate nation with the weapons of war and is a seminal study of southern manufacturing and industrial slavery. This revised edition includes a new preface by the author, additional illustrations, and redesigned maps of the ironworks based on new site research and archeology.


The Green and the Gray,The Irish in the Confederate States of America

Why did many Irish Americans, who did not have a direct connection to slavery, choose to fight for the Confederacy? Taking a broad view of the subject, Gleeson considers the role of the Irish southerners in the debate s over secession and the formation of the Confederacy their experiences as soldiers, the effects of the Confederate defeat for them, and their emerging ethnic identity, and their role in the rise of Lost Cause ideology.


Weirding the War:Stories from the Civil War's Ragged Edges

Taking a "freakonomics approach to Civil War studies, each contributor uses a seemingly unusual story to cast a new light on the nature of the war itself. Collectively the essays remind us that the war is always about damage. Here are those who profited and lost by the war.Here are the cowards, the belles, and the scavengers. Here are dark topics like torture, hunger and amputation. Here, in short, is "war."


Sing Not War: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Guilded Age America

Sing Not War

After the Civil War, white Confederate and Union army veterans reentered--or struggled to reenter--the lives and communities they had left behind.  In <i>Sing Not War</i>, James Marten explores how the nineteenth century's "Greatest Generation" attempted to blend back into society and how their experiences were treated by non-veterans.  By James Marten.  Hardcover, 368 pages.


Living Monuments: Confederate Soldiers' Homes in the New South

While battlefield parks and memorials erected in town squares and cemeteries have served to commemorate southern valor in the Civil War, Confederate soldiers' homes were actually 'living monuments' to the Lost Cause, housing the very men who made that cause their own.  R.B. Rosenburg provides us the first account of the establishment and operation of these homes for disabled and indigent souther veterans, which had their heyday between the 1880s and the 1920s.  By R.B. Rosenburg.  Hardcover, 256 pages.


Lee's Retreat: A History and Field Guide

Lee's Retreat:  A History and Field Guide

This vivid mile-by-mile account takes you on the roads the soldiers used as Robert E. Lee led his Army of Northern Virginia on its last march from Petersburg to Appomattox, April 1865. Eleven detailed road maps and nine battle diagrams by Steve Stanley. Numerous modern and period photographs and contemporary line drawings.  By Chris Calkins, 84 pages.  Paperback.


We Have the War Upon Us

We Have the War Upon Us

In this carefully researched book William J. Cooper gives us a fresh perspective on the period between Abraham Lincoln’s election in November 1860 and the firing on Fort Sumter in April 1861, during which all efforts to avoid or impede secession and prevent war failed.


Remembering the Civil War

Remembering the Civil War

As early as 1865, survivors of the Civil War were acutely aware that people were purposefully shaping what would be remembered about the war and what would be omitted from the historical record. In Remembering the Civil War, Caroline E. Janney examines how the war generation--men and women, black and white, Unionists and Confederates--crafted and protected their memories of the nation's greatest conflict. Janney maintains that the participants never fully embraced the reconciliation so famously represented in handshakes across stone walls.


Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War


Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House evokes a highly gratifying image in the popular mind -- it was, many believe, a moment that transcended politics, a moment of healing, a moment of patriotism untainted by ideology. But as Elizabeth Varon reveals in this vividly narrated history, this rosy image conceals a seething debate over precisely what the surrender meant and what kind of nation would emerge from war.


Team of Rivals

Team of Rivals

This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln’s mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation’s history.  Read the amazing book on which the Oscar-winning feature film, Lincoln, is based!  By Doris Kearns Goodwin, 916 pages.  Paperback.

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