Learn about the lives of the people who made Civil War history, from spies to generals and from soldiers to the First Family of the Confederacy.

Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief

By James M. McPherson Embattled Rebel shows that it is too easy to diminish Davis because of his cause’s failure. In order to understand the Civil War and its outcome, it is essential to give Davis his due as a military leader and as the president of an aspiring Confederate nation. McPherson gives us Jefferson Davis as the commander in chief he really was, showing persuasively that while Davis did not win the war for the South, he was scarcely responsible for losing it. Hardcover 300 pages


Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

Rebel Yell is written with the swiftly vivid narrative that is Gwynne's hallmark and is rich with battle lore, biographical detail, and intense conflict between historical figures. Gwynne delves deep into Jackson's private life , his brilliant 24-month career in the Civil War, his stunning effect on the course of the War itself, and his tragic death, which caused both North and South to grieve the loss of a remarkable American hero. Hardcover 672 pages


Mothers of Invention

Mothers of Invention

Recipient of the 1996 Jefferson Davis Award. Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War, by Drew Gilpin Faust. Drawing on eloquent primary sources, this work shows the upheval caused by the Civil War, the disintegration of slavery, and the disappearance of prewar prosperity in the lives of the Confederacy's elite women. (326 pages, 9.25 x 6, Paperback)

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