Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields: Discovering America's Hallowed Ground

By Jeff Shaara

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Jeff Shaara, America's foremost Civil warfare novelist, supplies a striking guided journey of the 10 Civil battle battlefields each American should still stopover at: Shiloh, Antietam, Fredericksburg/Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, New industry, Chickamauga, the Wilderness/Spotsylvania, chilly Harbor, and Petersburg/Appomattox. Shaara explores the background, the folks, and the locations that catch the genuine which means and importance of the clash and provides

• enticing narratives of the war's an important battles
• exciting ancient footnotes approximately every one site
• pictures of the locations--then and now
• distinctive maps of the conflict scenes
• attention-grabbing sidebars with similar issues of interest

From Antietam to Gettysburg to Vicksburg, and to the various poignant locations in among, Jeff Shaara's Civil struggle Battlefields is the best consultant for informal travelers and Civil warfare lovers alike.

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By Jeff Shaara

Go back and forth via A PIVOTAL TIME IN AMERICAN HISTORY

Jeff Shaara, America's foremost Civil warfare novelist, supplies a striking guided journey of the 10 Civil battle battlefields each American should still stopover at: Shiloh, Antietam, Fredericksburg/Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, New industry, Chickamauga, the Wilderness/Spotsylvania, chilly Harbor, and Petersburg/Appomattox. Shaara explores the background, the folks, and the locations that catch the genuine which means and importance of the clash and provides

• enticing narratives of the war's an important battles
• exciting ancient footnotes approximately every one site
• pictures of the locations--then and now
• distinctive maps of the conflict scenes
• attention-grabbing sidebars with similar issues of interest

From Antietam to Gettysburg to Vicksburg, and to the various poignant locations in among, Jeff Shaara's Civil struggle Battlefields is the best consultant for informal travelers and Civil warfare lovers alike.

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The Army of Northern Virginia (Men-at-Arms, Volume 37)

By Philip Katcher

On June 27, 1862, with the yankee Civil struggle already a yr previous, common Robert E. Lee assumed own command of troops engaged in using the Federal military of the Potomac out of Richmond - troops which might henceforth be often called the military of Northern Virginia. Philip Katcher explores in soaking up aspect all elements of the military, together with infantry, cavalry, artillery, technical and scientific corps, paying specific realization to apparatus, guns and uniforms. modern and museum images, including the author's professional textual content, mix to color a brilliant and exact photograph of what lifestyles used to be like for the typical accomplice soldier.

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By Philip Katcher

On June 27, 1862, with the yankee Civil struggle already a yr previous, common Robert E. Lee assumed own command of troops engaged in using the Federal military of the Potomac out of Richmond - troops which might henceforth be often called the military of Northern Virginia. Philip Katcher explores in soaking up aspect all elements of the military, together with infantry, cavalry, artillery, technical and scientific corps, paying specific realization to apparatus, guns and uniforms. modern and museum images, including the author's professional textual content, mix to color a brilliant and exact photograph of what lifestyles used to be like for the typical accomplice soldier.

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Second Manassas 1862: Robert E. Lee's Greatest Victory (Praeger Illustrated Military History)

By John P. Langellier

There by no means was once this sort of crusade, no longer even by means of Napoleon wrote accomplice common Pender of the second one Manassas crusade during which the gray-bearded Virginian, Robert E Lee, got here as shut as he ever might to exterminating his Northern enemies. moment Manassas proven Lee because the South's pre-eminent army commander and the military of Northern Virginia as its strongest weapon. The struggling with in northern Virginia left Union normal John Pope's occupation in tatters and proved that the South was once an influence to be reckoned with.

There by no means used to be this sort of crusade, now not even through Napoleon.' So wrote William Dorsey Pender, a brigadier-general within the military of Northern Virginia, within the wake of the second one conflict of Manassas. His phrases weren't hole boasts - the crusade in north Virginia within the past due summer time of 1862 proven Robert E. Lee's actually nice generalship. even though overshadowed through later clashes equivalent to Antietam and Gettysburg, the second one Manassas crusade was once an army masterpiece within which Lee and the military of Northern Virginia got here as shut as they ever could to exterminating their Federal competitors and finishing the warfare. In so doing Lee proven himself because the South's pre-eminent army chief and helped forge his military into the bold strength it is going to stay for the remainder of the battle. The crushing defeat of Federal normal John Pope's military of Virginia supplied the springboard for Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North which might achieve it is climax alongside the banks of Antietam Creek that September.

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By John P. Langellier

There by no means was once this sort of crusade, no longer even by means of Napoleon wrote accomplice common Pender of the second one Manassas crusade during which the gray-bearded Virginian, Robert E Lee, got here as shut as he ever might to exterminating his Northern enemies. moment Manassas proven Lee because the South's pre-eminent army commander and the military of Northern Virginia as its strongest weapon. The struggling with in northern Virginia left Union normal John Pope's occupation in tatters and proved that the South was once an influence to be reckoned with.

There by no means used to be this sort of crusade, now not even through Napoleon.' So wrote William Dorsey Pender, a brigadier-general within the military of Northern Virginia, within the wake of the second one conflict of Manassas. His phrases weren't hole boasts - the crusade in north Virginia within the past due summer time of 1862 proven Robert E. Lee's actually nice generalship. even though overshadowed through later clashes equivalent to Antietam and Gettysburg, the second one Manassas crusade was once an army masterpiece within which Lee and the military of Northern Virginia got here as shut as they ever could to exterminating their Federal competitors and finishing the warfare. In so doing Lee proven himself because the South's pre-eminent army chief and helped forge his military into the bold strength it is going to stay for the remainder of the battle. The crushing defeat of Federal normal John Pope's military of Virginia supplied the springboard for Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North which might achieve it is climax alongside the banks of Antietam Creek that September.

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All For The Union: The Civil War Diary and Letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes

By Elisha Hunt Rhodes

Inquisitive about the Union is the eloquent and relocating diary of Elisha Hunt Rhodes, who enlisted into the Union military as a personal in 1861 and left it 4 years later as a 23-year-old lieutenant colonel after scuffling with tough and honorably in battles from Bull Run to Appomattox. an individual who heard those diaries excerpted at the PBS-TV sequence The Civil conflict will realize his bills of these campaigns, which stay extraordinary for his or her readability and element. such a lot of all, Rhodes's phrases display the incentive of a typical Yankee foot soldier, an another way traditional younger guy who continued the pains of strive against and hard marches, brief rations, worry, and homesickness for a wage of $13 a month and the pride of giving "all for the union."

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By Elisha Hunt Rhodes

Inquisitive about the Union is the eloquent and relocating diary of Elisha Hunt Rhodes, who enlisted into the Union military as a personal in 1861 and left it 4 years later as a 23-year-old lieutenant colonel after scuffling with tough and honorably in battles from Bull Run to Appomattox. an individual who heard those diaries excerpted at the PBS-TV sequence The Civil conflict will realize his bills of these campaigns, which stay extraordinary for his or her readability and element. such a lot of all, Rhodes's phrases display the incentive of a typical Yankee foot soldier, an another way traditional younger guy who continued the pains of strive against and hard marches, brief rations, worry, and homesickness for a wage of $13 a month and the pride of giving "all for the union."

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Lincoln: His Speeches and Writings

By Carl Sandburg, Roy Basler, Roy P. Basler

This quantity provides approximately 250 of Lincoln's most crucial speeches, nation papers, and letters of their entirety. listed below are not just the masterpieces—the Gettysburg deal with, the Inaugural Addresses, the 1858 Republican conference Speech, the Emancipation Proclamation—but enormous quantities of lesser-known gemstones. Alfred Kazin has written that Lincoln was once "not simply the best author between our Presidents . . . however the so much telling and unforgettable of all American 'public' writer-speakers," and it’s by no means been cleanser than during this entire edition.</Div>

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By Carl Sandburg, Roy Basler, Roy P. Basler

This quantity provides approximately 250 of Lincoln's most crucial speeches, nation papers, and letters of their entirety. listed below are not just the masterpieces—the Gettysburg deal with, the Inaugural Addresses, the 1858 Republican conference Speech, the Emancipation Proclamation—but enormous quantities of lesser-known gemstones. Alfred Kazin has written that Lincoln was once "not simply the best author between our Presidents . . . however the so much telling and unforgettable of all American 'public' writer-speakers," and it’s by no means been cleanser than during this entire edition.</Div>

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The Words of War: The Civil War Battle Reportage Of The New York Times and The Charleston Mercury...and What Historians Say Really Happened

By Donagh Bracken

Within the media, political point of view usually alters the view of truth. The phrases of conflict illustrates this via putting in juxtaposition the reportage of the hot York occasions and The Charleston Mercury's assurance of eighteen battles from castle Sumter to Appomattox court docket residence. Following every one battle's assurance is a synopsis of every conflict because the glossy historian appears again at it.Setting up every one battle's insurance is a statement by means of the writer within which he offers fascinating historical past info on a number of the contributors engaging within the action.Sketches by way of conflict artists despatched through Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated journal lend visible colour to every battle's coverage.The phrases of conflict includes an index and bibliography.

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By Donagh Bracken

Within the media, political point of view usually alters the view of truth. The phrases of conflict illustrates this via putting in juxtaposition the reportage of the hot York occasions and The Charleston Mercury's assurance of eighteen battles from castle Sumter to Appomattox court docket residence. Following every one battle's assurance is a synopsis of every conflict because the glossy historian appears again at it.Setting up every one battle's insurance is a statement by means of the writer within which he offers fascinating historical past info on a number of the contributors engaging within the action.Sketches by way of conflict artists despatched through Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated journal lend visible colour to every battle's coverage.The phrases of conflict includes an index and bibliography.

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The Class of 1861: Custer, Ames, and Their Classmates after West Point

By Ralph Kirshner

George Armstrong Custer wrote approximately his buddy Pierce Manning Butler younger, who left West element to develop into a accomplice basic: "I take into account a talk held on the desk at which I sat in the course of the wintry weather of '60–'61. i used to be seated subsequent to Cadet P. M. B. younger, a gallant younger fellow, a classmate of mine, then and because the warfare an intimate and valued friend—a major-general within the accomplice forces throughout the conflict and a member of Congress from his local country [Georgia] at a later date. the impending warfare was once as traditional the topic of dialog within which all participated, and within the freest and such a lot pleasant demeanour. . . . eventually, in a part jocular, part earnest demeanour, younger grew to become to me and introduced himself as follows: 'Custer, my boy, we'll have battle. it is little need conversing: I see it coming. the entire Crittenden compromises that may be patched up will not keep away from it. Now permit me prophesy what is going to take place to you and me. you are going to pass domestic, and your abolition Governor will most likely make you colonel of a cavalry regiment. i'm going to move all the way down to Georgia, and ask Governor Brown to offer me a cavalry regiment. And who understands yet we could stream opposed to one another through the warfare. . . .' frivolously as we either seemed this boyish prediction, it was once destined to be fulfilled in a notable degree."

Ralph Kirshner has supplied a richly illustrated discussion board to let the West aspect category of 1861 to put in writing its personal autobiography. via letters, journals, and released money owed, George Armstrong Custer, Adelbert Ames, and their classmates inform of their personal phrases in their Civil warfare battles and in their assorted careers after the war.

Two sessions graduated from West aspect in 1861 as a result of Lincoln's desire of lieutenants, forty-five cadets in Ames's classification in may possibly and thirty-four in Custer's category in June. The cadets diversity from Henry Algernon du Pont, first within the type of may possibly, whose ancestral house is now Winterthur backyard, to Custer, final within the type of June. "Only thirty-four graduated," remarked Custer, "and of those thirty-three graduated above me." West Point's arithmetic professor and librarian Oliver Otis Howard, after whom Howard college is called, can be portrayed.

Other recognized names from the category of 1861 are John Pelham, Emory Upton, Thomas L. Rosser, John Herbert Kelly (the youngest basic within the Confederacy while appointed), Patrick O'Rorke (head of the category of June), Alonzo Cushing, Peter Hains, Edmund Kirby, John Adair (the simply deserter within the class), and Judson Kilpatrick (great-grandfather of Gloria Vanderbilt). They describe West element sooner than the Civil conflict, the battle years, together with the Vicksburg crusade and the conflict of Gettysburg, the braveness and personality of classmates, and the finishing of the war.

Kirshner additionally highlights postwar lives, together with Custer at Little Bighorn; Custer's insurgent pal Rosser; John Whitney Barlow, who explored Yellowstone; du Pont, senator and writer; Kilpatrick, playwright and diplomat; Orville E. Babcock, Grant's secretary till his indictment within the "Whiskey Ring"; Pierce M. B. younger, a accomplice basic who turned a diplomat; Hains, the one member of the category to serve on lively responsibility in international struggle I; and Upton, "the classification genius."

The ebook good points eighty-three photos of all yet one of many graduates and a few of the nongraduates. Kirshner comprises an appendix entitled "Roll Call," which discusses their contributions and lists them based on rank within the class.

George A. Plimpton offers a foreword approximately his great-grandfather, Adelbert Ames-Reconstruction governor of Mississippi and the final surviving Civil battle general-and President Kennedy.

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By Ralph Kirshner

George Armstrong Custer wrote approximately his buddy Pierce Manning Butler younger, who left West element to develop into a accomplice basic: "I take into account a talk held on the desk at which I sat in the course of the wintry weather of '60–'61. i used to be seated subsequent to Cadet P. M. B. younger, a gallant younger fellow, a classmate of mine, then and because the warfare an intimate and valued friend—a major-general within the accomplice forces throughout the conflict and a member of Congress from his local country [Georgia] at a later date. the impending warfare was once as traditional the topic of dialog within which all participated, and within the freest and such a lot pleasant demeanour. . . . eventually, in a part jocular, part earnest demeanour, younger grew to become to me and introduced himself as follows: 'Custer, my boy, we'll have battle. it is little need conversing: I see it coming. the entire Crittenden compromises that may be patched up will not keep away from it. Now permit me prophesy what is going to take place to you and me. you are going to pass domestic, and your abolition Governor will most likely make you colonel of a cavalry regiment. i'm going to move all the way down to Georgia, and ask Governor Brown to offer me a cavalry regiment. And who understands yet we could stream opposed to one another through the warfare. . . .' frivolously as we either seemed this boyish prediction, it was once destined to be fulfilled in a notable degree."

Ralph Kirshner has supplied a richly illustrated discussion board to let the West aspect category of 1861 to put in writing its personal autobiography. via letters, journals, and released money owed, George Armstrong Custer, Adelbert Ames, and their classmates inform of their personal phrases in their Civil warfare battles and in their assorted careers after the war.

Two sessions graduated from West aspect in 1861 as a result of Lincoln's desire of lieutenants, forty-five cadets in Ames's classification in may possibly and thirty-four in Custer's category in June. The cadets diversity from Henry Algernon du Pont, first within the type of may possibly, whose ancestral house is now Winterthur backyard, to Custer, final within the type of June. "Only thirty-four graduated," remarked Custer, "and of those thirty-three graduated above me." West Point's arithmetic professor and librarian Oliver Otis Howard, after whom Howard college is called, can be portrayed.

Other recognized names from the category of 1861 are John Pelham, Emory Upton, Thomas L. Rosser, John Herbert Kelly (the youngest basic within the Confederacy while appointed), Patrick O'Rorke (head of the category of June), Alonzo Cushing, Peter Hains, Edmund Kirby, John Adair (the simply deserter within the class), and Judson Kilpatrick (great-grandfather of Gloria Vanderbilt). They describe West element sooner than the Civil conflict, the battle years, together with the Vicksburg crusade and the conflict of Gettysburg, the braveness and personality of classmates, and the finishing of the war.

Kirshner additionally highlights postwar lives, together with Custer at Little Bighorn; Custer's insurgent pal Rosser; John Whitney Barlow, who explored Yellowstone; du Pont, senator and writer; Kilpatrick, playwright and diplomat; Orville E. Babcock, Grant's secretary till his indictment within the "Whiskey Ring"; Pierce M. B. younger, a accomplice basic who turned a diplomat; Hains, the one member of the category to serve on lively responsibility in international struggle I; and Upton, "the classification genius."

The ebook good points eighty-three photos of all yet one of many graduates and a few of the nongraduates. Kirshner comprises an appendix entitled "Roll Call," which discusses their contributions and lists them based on rank within the class.

George A. Plimpton offers a foreword approximately his great-grandfather, Adelbert Ames-Reconstruction governor of Mississippi and the final surviving Civil battle general-and President Kennedy.

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Stealing the General: The Great Locomotive Chase and the First Medal of Honor

By Russell S. Bonds

Selected by way of Civil conflict Interactive as one of many most sensible Civil conflict Books of All Time

"The definitive ebook concerning the nice Locomotive Chase."—Charlotte Observer

"Magnificent and definitive."—Wall highway Journal

"The nice Locomotive Chase has been the stuff of legend and the darling of Hollywood. we have now an excellent heritage of the Andrews Raid. Russell S. Bonds' stirring account makes transparent why the raid failed and what occurred to the raiders."—James M. McPherson, writer of conflict Cry of Freedom, winner of the Pulitzer Prize

"In this gripping, smooth-running account, Bonds zooms without problems from broad-stroke overviews of Civil struggle technique to minute-by-minute scrutiny of unfolding occasions at the flooring. He units up the tale with a quickly, punchy define of the 1st yr of the conflict. What follows is a fast moving, tremendous well-told story of espionage, seize, trial and escape."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Phenomenally good written, prepared, and presented."—Civil conflict Books and Authors

On April 12, 1862—one 12 months to the day after accomplice weapons opened on castle Sumter and began the Civil War—a tall, mysterious smuggler and self-appointed Union undercover agent named James J. Andrews and nineteen infantry volunteers infiltrated north Georgia and stole a steam engine referred to as the General. Racing northward at speeds imminent sixty miles an hour, slicing telegraph strains and destroying music alongside the best way, Andrews deliberate to open East Tennessee to the Union military, removing males and matériel from the accomplice forces in Virginia. in the event that they succeeded, Andrews and his raiders might switch the process the struggle. however the General's younger conductor, William A. Fuller, chased the stolen teach first walking, then by means of handcar, and at last aboard one other engine, the Texas. He pursued the General until eventually, operating out of wooden and water, Andrews and his males deserted the doomed locomotive, finishing the event that might quickly be well-known as the nice Locomotive Chase. yet the ordeal of the warriors concerned used to be simply starting. within the days that undefined, the "engine thieves" have been hunted down and captured. 8 have been attempted and achieved as spies, together with Andrews. 8 others made a bold break out to freedom, together with assisted via a community of slaves and Union sympathizers. for his or her activities, sooner than a private viewers with President Abraham Lincoln, six of the raiders grew to become the 1st males in American background to be presented the Medal of Honor—the nation's optimum ornament for gallantry.

Americans north and south, either on the time and ever seeing that, were astounded and occupied with this bold raid. yet in the past, there has no longer been a whole heritage of the complete episode and the fates of all these concerned. according to eyewitness bills, in addition to correspondence, diaries, army files, newspaper reviews, deposition testimony and different basic resources, Stealing the overall: the nice Locomotive Chase and the 1st Medal of Honor via Russell S. Bonds is a mix of meticulous learn and compelling narrative that's now thought of to be the definitive heritage of "the boldest experience of the war."

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By Russell S. Bonds

Selected by way of Civil conflict Interactive as one of many most sensible Civil conflict Books of All Time

"The definitive ebook concerning the nice Locomotive Chase."—Charlotte Observer

"Magnificent and definitive."—Wall highway Journal

"The nice Locomotive Chase has been the stuff of legend and the darling of Hollywood. we have now an excellent heritage of the Andrews Raid. Russell S. Bonds' stirring account makes transparent why the raid failed and what occurred to the raiders."—James M. McPherson, writer of conflict Cry of Freedom, winner of the Pulitzer Prize

"In this gripping, smooth-running account, Bonds zooms without problems from broad-stroke overviews of Civil struggle technique to minute-by-minute scrutiny of unfolding occasions at the flooring. He units up the tale with a quickly, punchy define of the 1st yr of the conflict. What follows is a fast moving, tremendous well-told story of espionage, seize, trial and escape."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Phenomenally good written, prepared, and presented."—Civil conflict Books and Authors

On April 12, 1862—one 12 months to the day after accomplice weapons opened on castle Sumter and began the Civil War—a tall, mysterious smuggler and self-appointed Union undercover agent named James J. Andrews and nineteen infantry volunteers infiltrated north Georgia and stole a steam engine referred to as the General. Racing northward at speeds imminent sixty miles an hour, slicing telegraph strains and destroying music alongside the best way, Andrews deliberate to open East Tennessee to the Union military, removing males and matériel from the accomplice forces in Virginia. in the event that they succeeded, Andrews and his raiders might switch the process the struggle. however the General's younger conductor, William A. Fuller, chased the stolen teach first walking, then by means of handcar, and at last aboard one other engine, the Texas. He pursued the General until eventually, operating out of wooden and water, Andrews and his males deserted the doomed locomotive, finishing the event that might quickly be well-known as the nice Locomotive Chase. yet the ordeal of the warriors concerned used to be simply starting. within the days that undefined, the "engine thieves" have been hunted down and captured. 8 have been attempted and achieved as spies, together with Andrews. 8 others made a bold break out to freedom, together with assisted via a community of slaves and Union sympathizers. for his or her activities, sooner than a private viewers with President Abraham Lincoln, six of the raiders grew to become the 1st males in American background to be presented the Medal of Honor—the nation's optimum ornament for gallantry.

Americans north and south, either on the time and ever seeing that, were astounded and occupied with this bold raid. yet in the past, there has no longer been a whole heritage of the complete episode and the fates of all these concerned. according to eyewitness bills, in addition to correspondence, diaries, army files, newspaper reviews, deposition testimony and different basic resources, Stealing the overall: the nice Locomotive Chase and the 1st Medal of Honor via Russell S. Bonds is a mix of meticulous learn and compelling narrative that's now thought of to be the definitive heritage of "the boldest experience of the war."

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A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War

By Amanda Foreman

10 most sensible BOOKS • THE ny occasions booklet REVIEW • 2011

NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE 12 months BY
The Washington publish • the hot Yorker • Chicago Tribune • The Economist • Nancy Pearl, NPR • Bloomberg.com • Library magazine • Publishers Weekly
 
during this extraordinary narrative, Amanda Foreman tells the attention-grabbing tale of the yankee Civil War—and the foremost function performed by means of Britain and its electorate in that epic fight. among 1861 and 1865, hundreds of thousands of British electorate volunteered for carrier on either side of the Civil battle. From the 1st cannon blasts on citadel Sumter to Lee’s hand over at Appomattox, they served as officials and soldiers, sailors and nurses, blockade runners and spies. via own letters, diaries, and journals, Foreman introduces characters either humble and grand, whereas crafting a wide ranging but intimate view of the warfare at the entrance strains, within the legal camps, and within the nice towns of either the Union and the Confederacy. within the drawing rooms of London and the workplaces of Washington, on muddy fields and aboard packed ships, Foreman finds the choices made, the ideals held and contested, and the private triumphs and sacrifices that finally ended in the reunification of America.

“Engrossing . . . a sprawling drama.”—The Washington Post

“Eye-opening . . . immensely bold and immensely accomplished.”—The New Yorker
 
WINNER OF THE FLETCHER PRATT AWARD FOR CIVIL conflict HISTORY

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By Amanda Foreman

10 most sensible BOOKS • THE ny occasions booklet REVIEW • 2011

NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE 12 months BY
The Washington publish • the hot Yorker • Chicago Tribune • The Economist • Nancy Pearl, NPR • Bloomberg.com • Library magazine • Publishers Weekly
 
during this extraordinary narrative, Amanda Foreman tells the attention-grabbing tale of the yankee Civil War—and the foremost function performed by means of Britain and its electorate in that epic fight. among 1861 and 1865, hundreds of thousands of British electorate volunteered for carrier on either side of the Civil battle. From the 1st cannon blasts on citadel Sumter to Lee’s hand over at Appomattox, they served as officials and soldiers, sailors and nurses, blockade runners and spies. via own letters, diaries, and journals, Foreman introduces characters either humble and grand, whereas crafting a wide ranging but intimate view of the warfare at the entrance strains, within the legal camps, and within the nice towns of either the Union and the Confederacy. within the drawing rooms of London and the workplaces of Washington, on muddy fields and aboard packed ships, Foreman finds the choices made, the ideals held and contested, and the private triumphs and sacrifices that finally ended in the reunification of America.

“Engrossing . . . a sprawling drama.”—The Washington Post

“Eye-opening . . . immensely bold and immensely accomplished.”—The New Yorker
 
WINNER OF THE FLETCHER PRATT AWARD FOR CIVIL conflict HISTORY

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

By Elizabeth Brown Pryor

For the two hundredth anniversary of Robert E. Lee’s delivery, a brand new portrait drawing on formerly unpublished correspondence

Robert E. Lee’s conflict correspondence is celebrated, and the following and there own letters have stumbled on their means into print, however the nice majority of his such a lot intimate messages have by no means been made public. those letters display a much more complicated and contradictory guy than the one that comes so much with ease to the mind's eye, for it's along with his family members and his acquaintances that Lee is at his so much candid, most attractive, and such a lot susceptible. over the last a number of years historian Elizabeth Brown Pryor has exposed a wealthy trove of unpublished Lee fabrics that were held in either deepest and public collections.

Her new publication, a special mixture of research, narrative, and historiography, provides dozens of those letters of their entirety, such a lot through Lee yet a couple of through family. each one letter turns into a departure element for an essay that indicates what the letter uniquely unearths approximately Lee’s time or personality. the cloth covers all elements of Lee’s life—his early years, West aspect, his paintings as an engineer, his relationships together with his childrens and his slaves, his selection to hitch the South, his concepts on army technique, and his disappointments after defeat within the Civil battle. the result's might be the main intimate photo so far of Lee, person who deftly analyzes the that means of his activities in the context of his character, his relationships, and the social tenor of his times.

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By Elizabeth Brown Pryor

For the two hundredth anniversary of Robert E. Lee’s delivery, a brand new portrait drawing on formerly unpublished correspondence

Robert E. Lee’s conflict correspondence is celebrated, and the following and there own letters have stumbled on their means into print, however the nice majority of his such a lot intimate messages have by no means been made public. those letters display a much more complicated and contradictory guy than the one that comes so much with ease to the mind's eye, for it's along with his family members and his acquaintances that Lee is at his so much candid, most attractive, and such a lot susceptible. over the last a number of years historian Elizabeth Brown Pryor has exposed a wealthy trove of unpublished Lee fabrics that were held in either deepest and public collections.

Her new publication, a special mixture of research, narrative, and historiography, provides dozens of those letters of their entirety, such a lot through Lee yet a couple of through family. each one letter turns into a departure element for an essay that indicates what the letter uniquely unearths approximately Lee’s time or personality. the cloth covers all elements of Lee’s life—his early years, West aspect, his paintings as an engineer, his relationships together with his childrens and his slaves, his selection to hitch the South, his concepts on army technique, and his disappointments after defeat within the Civil battle. the result's might be the main intimate photo so far of Lee, person who deftly analyzes the that means of his activities in the context of his character, his relationships, and the social tenor of his times.

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