Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief

Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in ChiefFrom the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, a powerful new reckoning with Jefferson Davis as military commander of the Confederacy History has not been kind to Jefferson Davis His cause went down in disastrous defeat and left the South impoverished for generations If that cau

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

The Fateful Lightning (Civil War: 1861-1865, Western Theater, #4)NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Jeff 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 fa

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 sh

The Smoke at Dawn (Civil War: 1861-1865, Western Theater, #3)

The Smoke at Dawn (Civil War: 1861-1865, Western Theater, #3)NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Jeff Shaara returns to the Civil War terrain he knows so well, with the latest novel in the series that started with A Blaze of Glory and A Chain of Thunder In The Smoke at Dawn, the last great push of the Army of the Cumberland sets the stage for a decisive confrontation

Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion

Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public OpinionHarold Holzer makes a significant contribution to our understanding of Lincolns leadership by showing us how deftly he managed his relations with the press of his day to move public opinion forward to preserve the Union and abolish slavery From his earliest days, Lincoln devoured newspapers As he

The Sentinels of Andersonville

The Sentinels of AndersonvilleNear the end of the Civil War, inhumane conditions at Andersonville Prison caused the deaths of 13,000 Union soldiers in only one year In this gripping and affecting novel, three young Confederates and an entire town come face to face with the prison s atrocities and will learn the cost of compassi

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 celebrated

Battle Cry of Freedom

Battle Cry of FreedomFilled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one volume history of the Civil War James McPherson s fast paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that

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 o