The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2)

The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2)In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation s history, two armies fought for two dreams One dreamed of freedom, the other of a way of life Far than rifles and bullets were carried into battle There were memories There were promises There was love And far than men fell

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham LincolnWinner of the Lincoln PrizeAcclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln s political genius in this highly original work, as the one term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.On May 18, 1860,

Grant

GrantUlysses S Grant s life has typically been misunderstood All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and inept businessman, fond of drinking to excess or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War or as a credulous and hapless president whose tenure came to symbolize the

The Civil War, Vol. 3: Red River to Appomattox

The Civil War, Vol. 3: Red River to AppomattoxAn unparalleled achievement, an American Iliad, a unique work uniting the scholarship of the historian and the high readability of the first class novelist Walker Percy I have never read a better, vivid, understandable account of the savage battling between Grant s and Lee s armies.

For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War

For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil WarWhy did the conventional wisdom that soldiers become increasingly cynical and disillusioned as war progresses not hold true in the Civil War It is to this question why did they fight that James M McPherson, America s preeminent Civil War historian, now turns his attention He shows that,

April 1865: The Month That Saved America

April 1865: The Month That Saved AmericaOne month in 1865 witnessed the frenzied fall of Richmond, a daring last ditch Southern plan for guerrilla warfare, Lee s harrowing retreat, and then, Appomattox It saw Lincoln s assassination just five days later and a near successful plot to decapitate the Union government, followed by chaos and

Gettysburg

GettysburgA masterful, single volume history of the Civil War s greatest campaign Drawing on original source material, from soldiers letters to official military records of the war, Stephen W Sears s Gettysburg is a remarkable and dramatic account of the legendary campaign He takes particular care in his

Co. Aytch: A Confederate Memoir of the Civil War

Co. Aytch: A Confederate Memoir of the Civil WarA classic Civil War memoir, Co Aytch is the work of a natural storyteller who balances the horror of war with an irrepressible sense of humor and a sharp eye for the lighter side of battle It is a testament to one man s enduring humanity, courage, and wisdom in the midst of death and

Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War

Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil WarWith a new introduction by Thomas L Connelly Thomas Jonathan Jackson was the most renowned and skillful commander of Confederate troops in the Civil War Not even Lee or Stuart matched his purely military intelligence his intransigence at Bull Run which earned him the name Stonewall , his knack

Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam

Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of AntietamCombining brilliant military analysis with rich narrative history, Landscape Turned Red is the definitive work on the Battle of Antietam The Civil War battle waged on September 17, 1862, at Antietam Creek, Maryland, was one of the bloodiest in the nation s history on this single day, the war

The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters

The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still MattersMore than 140 years ago, Mark Twain observed that the Civil War had uprooted institutions that were centuries old, changed the politics of a people, transformed the social life of half the country, and wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the influence cannot be measured

Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Civil War

Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Civil WarThe newest installment in the New York Times 1 bestselling companion series to the Fox historical docudrama, Bill O Reilly s Legends and Lies The Civil War is a pulse quickening account of the deadliest war in American history From the birth of the Republican Party to the Confederacy s first

Robert E. Lee's Orderly: A Modern Black Man's Confederate Journey

Robert E. Lee's Orderly: A Modern Black Man's Confederate JourneyA descendant of Nathan Bedford Forrest s slaves, Al Arnold, tells his journey of embracing his Confederate heritage His ancestor, Turner Hall, Jr., a Black Confederate, served as a body servant for two Confederate soldiers and an orderly for Gen Robert E Lee Turner Hall, Jr was celebratedby

The Fateful Lightning (Civil War: 1861-1865, Western Theater, #4)

The Fateful Lightning (Civil War: 1861-1865, Western Theater, #4)NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FromJeff Shaara comes the riveting final installment in the Civil War series that began with A Blaze of Glory and continued in A Chain of Thunder and The Smoke at Dawn November 1864 As the Civil War rolls into its fourth bloody year, the tide has turned decidedly in