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1. Civil War Volumes 1-3 Box Set

Author: by Shelby Foote
Published at: Vintage; 1st, Paperback edition (November 12, 1986)
ISBN: 978-0394749136

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Foote’s comprehensive history of the Civil War includes three compelling volumes: Fort Sumter to Perryville, Fredericksburg to Meridian, and Red River to Appomattox. Collected together in a handsome boxed set, this is the perfect gift for any Civil War buff.

Fort Sumter to Perryville “Here, for a certainty, is one of the great historical narratives of our century, a unique and brilliant achievement, one that must be firmly placed in the ranks of the masters.” Van Allen Bradley, Chicago Daily News “Anyone who wants to relive the Civil War, as thousands of Americans apparently do, will go through this volume with pleasure….

Years from now, Foote’s monumental narrative most likely will continue to be read and remembered as a classic of its kind.” New York Herald Tribune Book Review Fredericksburg to Meridian “This, then, is narrative historya kind of history that goes back to an older literary tradition….

The writing is superb… One of the historical and literary achievements of our time.” The Washington Post Book World “Gettysburg… Is described with such meticulous attention to action, terrain, time, and the characters of the various commanders that I understand, at last, what happened in that battle….


2. Lincoln

Author: by David Herbert Donald
Published at:
Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (November 5, 1996)
ISBN: 978-0684825359

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A masterful work by Pulitzer Prizewinning author David Herbert Donald, Lincoln is a stunning portrait of Abraham Lincoln’s life and presidency. Donald brilliantly depicts Lincoln’s gradual ascent from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever-expanding political circles in Illinois, and finally to the presidency of a country divided by civil war.

Donald goes beyond biography, illuminating the gradual development of Lincoln’s character, chronicling his tremendous capacity for evolution and growth, thus illustrating what made it possible for a man so inexperienced and so unprepared for the presidency to become a great moral leader.

In the most troubled of times, here was a man who led the country out of slavery and preserved a shattered Unionin short, one of the greatest presidents this country has ever seen.


3. Stars in Their Courses: The Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863

Author: by Shelby Foote
Published at: Modern Library; 1st edition (June 28, 1994)
ISBN: 978-0679601128

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From the founder of IrishCentral, a fascinating piece of Civil War history: Lincoln’s relationship with the immigrants arriving in America to escape the Irish famine. If you’re a Lincoln fan like me, you’ll love this book. Liam NeesonWhen Pickett charged at Gettysburg, it was the all-Irish Pennsylvania 69th who held fast while the surrounding regiments broke and ran.

And it was Abraham Lincoln who, a year earlier at Malvern Hill, picked up a corner of one of the Irish colors, kissed it, and said, God bless the Irish flag. Renowned Irish-American journalist Niall O’Dowd gives unprecedented insight into a relationship that began with mutual disdain.

Lincoln saw the Irish as instinctive supporters of the Democratic opposition, while the Irish saw the English landlord class in Lincoln’s Republicans. But that dynamic would evolve, and the Lincoln whose first political actions included intimidating Irish voters at the polls would eventually hire Irish nannies and donate to the Irish famine fund.


5. The Civil War: A Visual History

Author: by DK
Published at: DK; Revised edition (January 19, 2015)
ISBN: 978-1465429575

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The story of America’s bloodiest conflict is still as meaningful today as it was in 1865. This comprehensive, visually arresting guide covers the history, causes, and consequences of the Civil War. It provides eyewitness accounts by soldiers and civilians, key profiles of military leaders, and clear timelines that give an overview of how the events developed.

This lavish volume is illustrated throughout with photography and paintings and includes detailed galleries showcasing weapons, equipment, and other artifacts. This expanded edition also comes with informative and photographic features on memorial sites associated with the Civil War. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institute, The Civil War: A Visual History is an invaluable resource for schools and libraries, as well as a perfect companion for anyone interested in military and social history.

Packed with information on key locations, the treatment of wounded soldiers, and slavery, this is a rich, detailed account of one of the most controversial conflicts of our time.


6. Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War

Author: by Tony Horwitz
Published at: Vintage (February 22, 1999)
ISBN: 978-0679758334

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National Bestseller For all who remain intrigued by the legacy of the Civil War – reenactors, battlefield visitors, Confederate descendants and other Southerners, history fans, students of current racial conflicts, and more – this ten-state adventure is part travelogue, part social commentary and always good-humored.

When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he’s put war zones behind him. But awakened one morning by the crackle of musket fire, Horwitz starts filing front-line dispatches again this time from a war close to home, and to his own heart.

Propelled by his boyhood passion for the Civil War, Horwitz embarks on a search for places and people still held in thrall by America’s greatest conflict. The result is an adventure into the soul of the unvanquished South, where the ghosts of the Lost Cause are resurrected through ritual and remembrance.


7. 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro

Author: by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Published at: Pantheon (October 24, 2017)
ISBN: 978-0307908711

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The first edition of Joel Augustus Rogers’s now legendary 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro with Complete Proof, published in 1934, was billed as A Negro Believe It or Not.’ Rogers’s little book was priceless because he was delivering enlightenment and pride, steeped in historical research, to a people too long starved on the lie that they were worth nothing.

For African Americans of the Jim Crow era, Rogers’s was their first black history teacher. But Rogers was not always shy about embellishing the facts and minimizing ambiguity; neither was he above shock journalism now and then. With lan and eruditionand with winning enthusiasmHenry Louis Gates, Jr. gives us a corrective yet loving homage to Roger’s work.

Relying on the latest scholarship, Gates leads us on a romp through African, diasporic, and African-American history in question-and-answer format. Among the one hundred questions: Who were Africa’s first ambassadors to Europe? Who was the first black president in North America?


8. Atlas of the Civil War: A Complete Guide to the Tactics and Terrain of Battle

Author: by Stephen G. Hyslop
Published at: National Geographic; First Edition (October 20, 2009)
ISBN: 978-1426203473

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Title: Atlas of the Civil War( A Complete Guide to the Tactics and Terrain of Battle) Binding: Hardcover Author: StephenHyslop Publisher: NationalGeographicSociety


9. The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War

Author: by Thomas J. Dilorenzo
Published at: Crown Forum; Reprint edition (December 2, 2003)
ISBN: 978-0761526469

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A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary WarMost Americans consider Abraham Lincoln to be the greatest president in history. His legend as the Great Emancipator has grown to mythic proportions as hundreds of books, a national holiday, and a monument in Washington, D.C., extol his heroism and martyrdom.

But what if most everything you knew about Lincoln were false? What if, instead of an American hero who sought to free the slaves, Lincoln were in fact a calculating politician who waged the bloodiest war in american history in order to build an empire that rivaled Great Britain’s?

In The Real Lincoln, author Thomas J. DiLorenzo uncovers a side of Lincoln not told in many history books-and overshadowed by the immense Lincoln legend. Through extensive research and meticulous documentation, DiLorenzo portrays the sixteenth president as a man who devoted his political career to revolutionizing the American form of government from one that was very limited in scope and highly decentralizedas the Founding Fathers intendedto a highly centralized, activist state.

10. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War (The Politically Incorrect Guides)

Author: by H. W. Crocker III
Published at: Regnery Publishing; Illustrated edition (October 21, 2008)
ISBN: 978-1596985490

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Think you know the Civil War? You don’t know the full story until you read The Politically Incorrect GuideTM to the Civil War Bestselling author and former Conservative Book Club editor H.W. Crocker III offers a quick and lively study of America’s own Iliad-the Civil War-in this provocative and entertaining addition to The Politically Incorrect GuideTM series.

In The Politically Incorrect GuideTM to the Civil War Crocker profiles eminent-and colorful-military generals including the noble Lee, the controversial Sherman, the indefatigable Grant, the legendary Stonewall Jackson, and the notorious Nathan Bedford Forrest. He also includes thought-provoking chapters such as “The Civil War in Sixteen Battles You Should Know” and the most devastatingly politically incorrect chapter of all, “What If the South Had Won?” Along the way, he reveals a huge number of little-known truths, including why Robert E.

Lee had a higher regard for African Americans than Lincoln did; how, if there had been no Civil War, the South would have abolished slavery peaceably (as every other country in the Western Hemisphere did in the nineteenth century); and how the Confederate States of America might have helped the Allies win World War I sooner.

11. In the Waves: My Quest to Solve the Mystery of a Civil War Submarine

Author: by Rachel Lance
Published at: Dutton (April 7, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1524744151

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One of “The Most Fascinating Books WIRED Read in 2020″”One part science book, one part historical narrative, one part memoir … Harrowing and inspiring. The Wall Street Journal How a determined scientist cracked the case of the first successfuland disastroussubmarine attack On the night of February 17, 1864, the tiny Confederate submarine HL Hunley made its way toward the USS Housatonic just outside Charleston harbor.

Within a matter of hours, the Union ship’s stern was blown open in a spray of wood planks. The explosion sank the ship, killing many of its crew. And the submarine, the first ever to be successful in combat, disappeared without a trace.

For 131 years the eight-man crew of the HL Hunley lay in their watery graves, undiscovered. When finally raised, the narrow metal vessel revealed a puzzling sight. There was no indication the blast had breached the hull, and all eight men were still seated at their stationsfrozen in time after more than a century.Why did it sink?

12. National Geographic The Civil War: A Traveler's Guide (National Geographic Blue & Gray Education Society)

Author: by National Geographic
Published at: National Geographic; Illustrated edition (February 16, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1426214899

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Perfect for tour planning and on-the-ground use, this guide will prove indispensable on any expedition to explore Civil War history in America. Packed with color photographs, more than 600 historic battlefield and additional Civil War related sites, walking tours, 50 detailed maps, and the collective expertise of Civil War historians and dozens of park service experts, this handy, practical guide offers comprehensive information on the more than 384 sites recognized by the National Park Service as official battlefield locations, including the main Battlefield Sites, from Manassas to Appomattox Court House.

In addition, this guide steers travelers to scores of additional little-seen and off-the-beaten path sites near the main battlefields. This guide helps travelers experience the Civil War chronologically, by location, or by campaign, experiencing the battles and skirmishes as the soldiers themselves would have encountered them: Follow Lee’s march to Gettysburg or drive the Secession Trail through South Carolina.

13. The Complete Civil War Road Trip Guide: More than 500 Sites from Gettysburg to Vicksburg (Second Edition)

Author: by Michael Weeks
Published at: Countryman Press; Second edition (March 14, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1581573374

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The definitive guidebook for Civil War tourists, from the novice historian to the die-hard buff For those who can’t resist trying to see it all, this indispensable book contains information on and reviews of almost 450 historical sites across the United States related to the Civil War, including all 384 of the principal battlefields listed by the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission.

Every entry includes an in-depth overview of the history of the battle and its importance to the war, the must-see places at each site, as well as lodging and other travel information. Outlining ten suggested itineraries for short road trips that cover every major battle of the war, The Complete Civil War Road Trip Guide enables historical travelers of any level to experience the Civil War as no other book has done.

14. Hang Tough: The WWII Letters and Artifacts of Major Dick Winters

Author: by Erik Dorr
Published at: Permuted Press (October 27, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1682619179

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The compelling WWII correspondence and artifacts of Major Dick Winters, commander of the Band of Brothers. Major Dick Winters of the 101st Airborne gained international acclaim when the tale of he and his men were depicted in the celebrated book and miniseries Band of Brothers.

Hoisted as a modest hero who spurned adulation, Winters epitomized the notion of dignified leadership. His iconic World War II exploits have since been depicted in art and commemorated with monuments. Beneath this marble image of a reserved officer is the story of a common Pennsylvanian tested by the daily trials and tribulations of military duty.

His wartime correspondence with pen pal and naval reservist, DeEtta Almon, paints an endearing portrait of life on both the home front and battlefrontcapturing the humor, horror, and humility that defined a generation. Interwoven with previously unpublished diary entries, military reports, postwar reminiscences, private photos, personal artifacts, and rich historical context, Winters’s letters offer compelling insights on the individual costs and motivations of World War II service members.

15. Civil War Battlefields: Walking the Trails of History

Author: by David T. Gilbert
Published at: Rizzoli; Illustrated edition (March 14, 2017)
ISBN: 978-0847859122

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Walk in the footsteps of history with this stunning volume that brings more than thirty Civil War battlefields to life. From the First Battle of Bull Run to Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House four years later, this book celebrates the history and scenic beauty of these hallowed grounds in a large-format, beautifully produced volume.

Explore more than thirty Civil War battlefields from Antietam to Chancellorsville, Gettysburg to Shilohincluding the first five national battlefield parks preserved by veterans in the 1890s. Each battlefield features extensive photos of the key sites and monuments, as well as beautiful landscapes and historic archival photography.

The essays enable the reader to understand each battlefield from a strategic perspectiveits topography, geography, and military valuethe battle’s seminal moments, and its historical significance, and guide the reader on how best to tour the grounds on foot. With maps, rarely seen archival photos, and stunning contemporary photography, this photo- and information-packed book is an inspirational bucket list for Civil War and history buffs, as well as those who wish to walk in the literal boot steps of American history.

16. The Gettysburg Campaign: A Study in Command

Author: by Edwin B. Coddington
Published at: Touchstone; 1st Edition (March 1, 1997)
ISBN: 978-0684845692

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The Battle of Gettyburg remains one of the most controversial military actions in America’s history, and one of the most studied. Professor Coddington’s is an analysis not only of the battle proper, but of the actions of both Union and Confederate armies for the six months prior to the battle and the factors affecting General Meade’s decision not to pursue the retreating Confederate forces.

This book contends that Gettyburg was a crucial Union victory, primarily because of the effective leadership of Union forcesnot, as has often been said, only because the North was the beneficiary of Lee’s mistakes.