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General Lee's Army

General Lee’s Army: From Victory to Collapse, by Joseph T. Glatthaar. Winner of the 2008 Davis Award, Glatthaar challenges the myth that because Union forces outnumbered and materially outmatched the Confederates, the rebel cause was lost, and articulates Lee and his army's acumen and achievements in the face of this overwhelming opposition.  (600 pages, 9” x 6”, Paperback)

Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters

Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters by Elizabeth Brown Pryor. Winner of the 2007 Jefferson Davis Award. Robert E. Lee remains one of the most revered figures in U.S. history. Both in his personal and public life, Lee was more complicated than his iconic image suggests. Historian Pryor uses his private correspondence as a focus for a balanced examination of Lee in all his complexity. (688 pages, 8.25" x 5.25" Paperback)

While In the Hands of The Enemy: Military Prisons of the Civil War

While In the Hands of The Enemy: Military Prisons of the Civil War, by Charles W. Sanders, Jr. Winner of the 2005 Jefferson Davis Award. Sanders examines the establishment of the major camps as well as the political motivations and rationale behind the operation of the prisons, focusing on such camps as Elmira, Rock Island, Andersonville, Florence, and others. Recipient of the 2005 Jefferson Davis Award. (390 pages, 9.5” x 6.4”, hardcover)

Autumn of Glory: The Army of Tennessee 1862-1865

Autumn of Glory: The Army of Tennessee 1862-1865, by Thomas Lawrence Connelly. Follows the Army of Tennessee from the renewed offensive of General Braxton Bragg in late 1862, to the lingering days of retreat and defeat in North Carolina in 1865. Recipient of the 1971 Jefferson Davis Award. (9.25"x6.25", 558 pages, Paperback)

Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War

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 upheaval caused by the Civil War, the disintegration of slavery, and the disappearance of prewar prosperity in the lives of the Confederacy's elite women. Recipient of the 1996 Jefferson Davis Award. (326 pages, 9.5"x6.5", hardcover)

Stonewall Jackson: The Man, The Soldier, The Legend 

Stonewall Jackson: The Man, The Soldier, The Legend, by James I. Robertson, Jr. The definitive biography from the foremost expert on Lt. General Thomas J. Jackson. Winner of numerous awards, and a must-have for every Civil War home library. Recipient of the 1997 Jefferson Davis Award. (950 pages, 9.5"x6.25"x2.5", hardcover)

Jefferson Davis, American

Jefferson Davis, American by William J. Cooper, Jr. The President of the Confederate States of America is often perceived as more a symbol than a man. With elegant writing and an impressive depth of research, William J. Cooper, Jr. gives us a fully realized biography of this complex figure. Recipient of the 2000 Jefferson Davis Award. (Hardback, 822 pages, 8"x5.25"x1.75")