Lincoln's Men: The President and His Private Secretaries

By Daniel Mark Epstein

“An intimate portrait of Lincoln, so well-drawn that he turns out to come back alive at the page.”
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Lincoln’s males by Daniel Mark Epstein bargains a desirable close-up view of the Abraham Lincoln White condo throughout the eyes of Lincoln’s 3 own secretaries: John Nicolay, William Stoddard, and John Hay. Like Doris Kearns Goodwin’s enormous New York occasions bestseller, Team of competitors, Epstein’s Lincoln’s Men sheds a brand new gentle at the 16th U.S. president—his brilliance and imaginative and prescient in a time of nationwide turmoil and Civil War—by targeting his relationships with the boys who labored heavily by way of his aspect. USA Today writes, “This isn't your usual paintings of historical past. Epstein, a poet, employs a dreamy, novelistic tone in describing those younger males and their tormented boss.”

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By Daniel Mark Epstein

“An intimate portrait of < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Lincoln, so well-drawn that he turns out to come back alive at the page.”
Charleston publish & Courier< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

 

Lincoln’s males by Daniel Mark Epstein bargains a desirable close-up view of the Abraham Lincoln White condo throughout the eyes of Lincoln’s 3 own secretaries: John Nicolay, William Stoddard, and John Hay. Like Doris Kearns Goodwin’s enormous New York occasions bestseller, Team of competitors, Epstein’s Lincoln’s Men sheds a brand new gentle at the 16th U.S. president—his brilliance and imaginative and prescient in a time of nationwide turmoil and Civil War—by targeting his relationships with the boys who labored heavily by way of his aspect. USA Today writes, “This isn't your usual paintings of historical past. Epstein, a poet, employs a dreamy, novelistic tone in describing those younger males and their tormented boss.”

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The Red Badge of Courage

By Stephen Crane

The pink Badge of braveness is a warfare novel by means of American writer Stephen Crane (1871–1900). occurring in the course of the American Civil battle, the tale is set a tender inner most of the Union military, Henry Fleming, who flees from the sector of conflict. triumph over with disgrace, he longs for a wound, a "red badge of courage," to counteract his cowardice. while his regiment once more faces the enemy, Henry acts as standard-bearer. even supposing Crane used to be born after the battle, and had no longer on the time skilled conflict first-hand, the radical is understood for its realism. He begun writing what could develop into his moment novel in 1893, utilizing a variety of modern and written debts (such as these released formerly by way of Century journal) as proposal. it really is believed that he established the fictitious conflict on that of Chancellorsville; he can also have interviewed veterans of the 124th manhattan Volunteer Infantry Regiment, generally called the Orange Blossoms. at the beginning shortened and serialized in newspapers in December 1894, the unconventional was once released in complete in October 1895. an extended model of the paintings, in response to Crane's unique manuscript, used to be released in 1982.

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By Stephen Crane

The pink Badge of braveness is a warfare novel by means of American writer Stephen Crane (1871–1900). occurring in the course of the American Civil battle, the tale is set a tender inner most of the Union military, Henry Fleming, who flees from the sector of conflict. triumph over with disgrace, he longs for a wound, a "red badge of courage," to counteract his cowardice. while his regiment once more faces the enemy, Henry acts as standard-bearer. even supposing Crane used to be born after the battle, and had no longer on the time skilled conflict first-hand, the radical is understood for its realism. He begun writing what could develop into his moment novel in 1893, utilizing a variety of modern and written debts (such as these released formerly by way of Century journal) as proposal. it really is believed that he established the fictitious conflict on that of Chancellorsville; he can also have interviewed veterans of the 124th manhattan Volunteer Infantry Regiment, generally called the Orange Blossoms. at the beginning shortened and serialized in newspapers in December 1894, the unconventional was once released in complete in October 1895. an extended model of the paintings, in response to Crane's unique manuscript, used to be released in 1982.

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The Smoke at Dawn: A Novel of the Civil War (the Civil War in the West)

By Jeff Shaara

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 

Jeff Shaara returns to the Civil warfare terrain he is aware so good, with the newest novel within the sequence that begun with A Blaze of Glory and A Chain of Thunder. In The Smoke at Dawn, the final nice push of the military of the Cumberland units the degree for a decisive war of words at Chattanooga that can ensure the result of the war.
 
summer time, 1863. The Federal triumph at Vicksburg has secured whole keep watch over of the Mississippi River from the Confederacy, cementing the acceptance of Ulysses S. furnish. Farther east, the Federal military below the command of William Rosecrans captures the an important rail hub at Chattanooga. yet Rosecrans is careless, and whereas pursuing the Confederates, the Federal forces are routed in north Georgia at Chickamauga Creek. taking flight in a panic again to Chattanooga, Rosecrans is pursued via the accomplice forces below common Braxton Bragg. Penned up, with their offer strains severed, the Federal military turns out doomed to a similar type of defeat that plagued the Confederates at Vicksburg. yet a disgusted Abraham Lincoln has noticeable adequate of normal Rosecrans. Ulysses supply is increased to command of the complete theater of the struggle, and instantly replaces Rosecrans with normal George Thomas. provide gathers an immense strength, together with armies commanded via Joseph Hooker and Grant’s pal, William T. Sherman. Grant’s venture is apparent: holiday the accomplice siege and damage Bragg’s army.  in the meantime, Bragg wages conflict as a lot along with his personal subordinates as he does with the Federals, developing dissension and disharmony within the Southern ranks, erasing the accomplice army’s superiority at precisely the incorrect time.
 
mixing evocative historic aspect with searing depictions of conflict, Jeff Shaara immerses readers on the earth of commanders and customary infantrymen, civilians and statesmen. From the Union part come the voices of Generals furnish, William Tecumseh Sherman, and George Thomas—the vaunted “Rock of Chickamauga”—as good because the younger deepest Fritz “Dutchie” Bauer. From the insurgent ranks come Generals Bragg, Patrick Cleburne, and James Longstreet, in addition to the mythical cavalry commander, Nathan Bedford Forrest. A story of historical past performed out on a human scale within the grand Shaara culture, The Smoke at Dawn vividly recreates the climactic months of the warfare within the West, while the destiny of a divided country really hangs within the balance.
 
Praise for The Smoke at Dawn
 
“Civil conflict background fiends might be riveted.”—Parade
 
“A superbly written novel . . . Shaara once more elevates background from mere rote truth to explosive and fascinating drama.”—Bookreporter
 
“Shaara’s mastery of army strategies, his intimate seize of background, and his skill to interweave a number of assisting narratives right into a cohesive and digestible complete . . . will attract a large variety of ancient- and military-fiction fans.”Booklist
 
“Top-notch . . . As with the simplest old struggle novels, figuring out the final word final result of the sour struggling with isn't a bar to engagement.”Publishers Weekly

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By Jeff Shaara

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 

Jeff Shaara returns to the Civil warfare terrain he is aware so good, with the newest novel within the sequence that begun with A Blaze of Glory and A Chain of Thunder. In The Smoke at Dawn, the final nice push of the military of the Cumberland units the degree for a decisive war of words at Chattanooga that can ensure the result of the war.
 
summer time, 1863. The Federal triumph at Vicksburg has secured whole keep watch over of the Mississippi River from the Confederacy, cementing the acceptance of Ulysses S. furnish. Farther east, the Federal military below the command of William Rosecrans captures the an important rail hub at Chattanooga. yet Rosecrans is careless, and whereas pursuing the Confederates, the Federal forces are routed in north Georgia at Chickamauga Creek. taking flight in a panic again to Chattanooga, Rosecrans is pursued via the accomplice forces below common Braxton Bragg. Penned up, with their offer strains severed, the Federal military turns out doomed to a similar type of defeat that plagued the Confederates at Vicksburg. yet a disgusted Abraham Lincoln has noticeable adequate of normal Rosecrans. Ulysses supply is increased to command of the complete theater of the struggle, and instantly replaces Rosecrans with normal George Thomas. provide gathers an immense strength, together with armies commanded via Joseph Hooker and Grant’s pal, William T. Sherman. Grant’s venture is apparent: holiday the accomplice siege and damage Bragg’s army.  in the meantime, Bragg wages conflict as a lot along with his personal subordinates as he does with the Federals, developing dissension and disharmony within the Southern ranks, erasing the accomplice army’s superiority at precisely the incorrect time.
 
mixing evocative historic aspect with searing depictions of conflict, Jeff Shaara immerses readers on the earth of commanders and customary infantrymen, civilians and statesmen. From the Union part come the voices of Generals furnish, William Tecumseh Sherman, and George Thomas—the vaunted “Rock of Chickamauga”—as good because the younger deepest Fritz “Dutchie” Bauer. From the insurgent ranks come Generals Bragg, Patrick Cleburne, and James Longstreet, in addition to the mythical cavalry commander, Nathan Bedford Forrest. A story of historical past performed out on a human scale within the grand Shaara culture, The Smoke at Dawn vividly recreates the climactic months of the warfare within the West, while the destiny of a divided country really hangs within the balance.
 
Praise for The Smoke at Dawn
 
“Civil conflict background fiends might be riveted.”—Parade
 
“A superbly written novel . . . Shaara once more elevates background from mere rote truth to explosive and fascinating drama.”—Bookreporter
 
“Shaara’s mastery of army strategies, his intimate seize of background, and his skill to interweave a number of assisting narratives right into a cohesive and digestible complete . . . will attract a large variety of ancient- and military-fiction fans.”Booklist
 
“Top-notch . . . As with the simplest old struggle novels, figuring out the final word final result of the sour struggling with isn't a bar to engagement.”Publishers Weekly

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The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero

By James S Robbins

The actual Custer takes an outstanding not easy examine the existence and storied army profession of George Armstrong Custer—from slicing his enamel at Bull Run within the Civil warfare, to his well-known and premature loss of life at Little Bighorn within the Indian Wars.

Author James Robbins demonstrates that Custer, having graduated final in his type at West element, went directly to turn out himself repeatedly as an incredibly expert cavalry chief. Robbins argues that Custer's undoing was once his daring and cocky perspective, which triggered the Army's bloodiest defeat within the Indian Wars.

Robbins additionally dives into Custer’s own existence, exploring his letters and different own files to bare who he was once as anyone, beneath the army chief. The actual Custer is an exhilarating and precious contribution to the legend and background of Custer that may satisfaction Custer enthusiasts in addition to readers new to the legend.

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By James S Robbins

The actual Custer takes an outstanding not easy examine the existence and storied army profession of George Armstrong Custer—from slicing his enamel at Bull Run within the Civil warfare, to his well-known and premature loss of life at Little Bighorn within the Indian Wars.

Author James Robbins demonstrates that Custer, having graduated final in his type at West element, went directly to turn out himself repeatedly as an incredibly expert cavalry chief. Robbins argues that Custer's undoing was once his daring and cocky perspective, which triggered the Army's bloodiest defeat within the Indian Wars.

Robbins additionally dives into Custer’s own existence, exploring his letters and different own files to bare who he was once as anyone, beneath the army chief. The actual Custer is an exhilarating and precious contribution to the legend and background of Custer that may satisfaction Custer enthusiasts in addition to readers new to the legend.

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Bloody Times: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis

By James L. Swanson

In Bloody Crimes, James L. Swanson—the Edgar® Award-winning, New York instances bestselling writer of Manhunt—brings to existence epic occasions of the Civil warfare period: the exciting chase to understand accomplice president Jefferson Davis within the wake of the Lincoln assassination and the momentous  20 -day funeral that took Abraham Lincoln’s physique domestic to Springfield. a real story filled with attention-grabbing twists and turns, and lavishly illustrated with dozens of infrequent historic images—some by no means sooner than seen—Bloody Crimes is a desirable better half to Swanson’s Manhunt and  a riveting true-crime mystery that may electrify civil struggle buffs, general readers, and everybody in between.

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By James L. Swanson

In Bloody Crimes, James L. Swanson—the Edgar® Award-winning, New York instances bestselling writer of Manhunt—brings to existence epic occasions of the Civil warfare period: the exciting chase to understand accomplice president Jefferson Davis within the wake of the Lincoln assassination and the momentous  20 -day funeral that took Abraham Lincoln’s physique domestic to Springfield. a real story filled with attention-grabbing twists and turns, and lavishly illustrated with dozens of infrequent historic images—some by no means sooner than seen—Bloody Crimes is a desirable better half to Swanson’s Manhunt and  a riveting true-crime mystery that may electrify civil struggle buffs, general readers, and everybody in between.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

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Beyond Freedom's Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery

By Adam Rothman

Born into slavery in rural Louisiana, Rose Herera used to be acquired and bought numerous instances earlier than being bought through the De Hart kin of recent Orleans. nonetheless a slave, she married and had young children, who additionally grew to become the valuables of the De Harts. yet after Union forces captured New Orleans in 1862 in the course of the American Civil battle, Herera’s vendors fled to Havana, taking 3 of her babies with them. Beyond Freedom’s Reach is the real tale of 1 woman’s quest to rescue her youngsters from bondage.

In a gripping, meticulously researched account, Adam Rothman lays naked the mayhem of emancipation in the course of and after the Civil struggle. simply how a long way the rights of freed slaves prolonged was once uncertain to black and white humans alike, and so while Mary De Hart back to New Orleans in 1865 to go to pals, she was once stunned to discover herself taken into custody as a kidnapper. The case of Rose Herera’s kidnapped teenagers made its approach via New Orleans’ courts, igniting a custody conflict that exposed the clients and bounds of justice in the course of Reconstruction.

Rose Herera’s perseverance introduced her children’s plight to the eye of contributors of the U.S. Senate and country division, who became a family clash into a world scandal. Beyond Freedom’s Reach is an unforgettable human drama and a poignant mirrored image at the tangled politics of slavery and the dangers confronted through such a lot of american citizens at the tough street to freedom.

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By Adam Rothman

Born into slavery in rural Louisiana, Rose Herera used to be acquired and bought numerous instances earlier than being bought through the De Hart kin of recent Orleans. nonetheless a slave, she married and had young children, who additionally grew to become the valuables of the De Harts. yet after Union forces captured New Orleans in 1862 in the course of the American Civil battle, Herera’s vendors fled to Havana, taking 3 of her babies with them. Beyond Freedom’s Reach is the real tale of 1 woman’s quest to rescue her youngsters from bondage.

In a gripping, meticulously researched account, Adam Rothman lays naked the mayhem of emancipation in the course of and after the Civil struggle. simply how a long way the rights of freed slaves prolonged was once uncertain to black and white humans alike, and so while Mary De Hart back to New Orleans in 1865 to go to pals, she was once stunned to discover herself taken into custody as a kidnapper. The case of Rose Herera’s kidnapped teenagers made its approach via New Orleans’ courts, igniting a custody conflict that exposed the clients and bounds of justice in the course of Reconstruction.

Rose Herera’s perseverance introduced her children’s plight to the eye of contributors of the U.S. Senate and country division, who became a family clash into a world scandal. Beyond Freedom’s Reach is an unforgettable human drama and a poignant mirrored image at the tangled politics of slavery and the dangers confronted through such a lot of american citizens at the tough street to freedom.

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Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship

By Russell Freedman

From the writer of Lincoln: A Photobiography, comes a clear-sighted, conscientiously researched account of 2 strangely parallel lives and the way they intersected at a severe second in U.S. heritage. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass have been either self-taught, either nice readers and believers within the value of literacy, either males born negative who through their very own efforts reached positions of energy and prominence—Lincoln as president of the USA and Douglass because the most renowned and influential African American of his time. although their conferences have been few and short, their trade of rules helped to finish the Civil warfare, reunite the state, and abolish slavery. comprises bibliography, resource notes, and index.

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By Russell Freedman

From the writer of Lincoln: A Photobiography, comes a clear-sighted, conscientiously researched account of 2 strangely parallel lives and the way they intersected at a severe second in U.S. heritage. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass have been either self-taught, either nice readers and believers within the value of literacy, either males born negative who through their very own efforts reached positions of energy and prominence—Lincoln as president of the USA and Douglass because the most renowned and influential African American of his time. although their conferences have been few and short, their trade of rules helped to finish the Civil warfare, reunite the state, and abolish slavery. comprises bibliography, resource notes, and index.

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The State of Jones: The Small Southern County that Seceded from the Confederacy

By Sally Jenkins, John Stauffer

No guy larger exemplified the complexities of Civil-War period Southern society than Newton Knight, whose remarkable tale is now the topic of an important movie starring Matthew McConaughey. In 1863, after surviving the devastating conflict of Corinth, Knight, a terrible farmer from Mississippi, abandoned the accomplice military and started a guerrilla conflict opposed to the Confederacy. A pro-Union sympathizer within the deep South who refused to struggle a wealthy man’s struggle for slavery and cotton, for 2 years he and different citizens of Jones County engaged in an insurrection that may have repercussions a ways past the scope of the Civil battle. during this dramatic account of a nearly forgotten bankruptcy of yankee background, Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer upend the normal delusion of the Confederacy as a heroic and unified misplaced reason, revealing the fractures in the South.

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By Sally Jenkins, John Stauffer

No guy larger exemplified the complexities of Civil-War period Southern society than Newton Knight, whose remarkable tale is now the topic of an important movie starring Matthew McConaughey. In 1863, after surviving the devastating conflict of Corinth, Knight, a terrible farmer from Mississippi, abandoned the accomplice military and started a guerrilla conflict opposed to the Confederacy. A pro-Union sympathizer within the deep South who refused to struggle a wealthy man’s struggle for slavery and cotton, for 2 years he and different citizens of Jones County engaged in an insurrection that may have repercussions a ways past the scope of the Civil battle. during this dramatic account of a nearly forgotten bankruptcy of yankee background, Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer upend the normal delusion of the Confederacy as a heroic and unified misplaced reason, revealing the fractures in the South.

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Arms and Equipment of the Civil War

By Jack Coggins

More desirable with brilliant illustrations, the textual content describes what materiel used to be on hand to the armies and navies of either sides — from iron-clad gunboats, submarine torpedoes, and army balloons to pontoon bridges, percussion grenades, and siege artillery — with on-the-scene reviews via Union and accomplice squaddies approximately gear and camp existence. Over 500 black-and-white illustrations.

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By Jack Coggins

More desirable with brilliant illustrations, the textual content describes what materiel used to be on hand to the armies and navies of either sides — from iron-clad gunboats, submarine torpedoes, and army balloons to pontoon bridges, percussion grenades, and siege artillery — with on-the-scene reviews via Union and accomplice squaddies approximately gear and camp existence. Over 500 black-and-white illustrations.

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Fair Oaks 1862: McClellan's Peninsular Campaign (Campaign, Volume 124)

By Angus Konstam

Following its humiliating defeat on the First conflict of Bull Run, normal George B. McClellan took command of the Union military of the Potomac. within the spring of 1862, having rebuilt his forces, the "Little Napoleon" devised a plan to finish the battle in one crusade. Transporting his military through sea to the Virginia Peninsula, he could outflank accomplice forces and march unopposed on Richmond, the Southern capital. over the top warning squandered the chance, besides the fact that, and on 31 could the Confederates struck at McClellan's divided forces at reasonable Oaks. This e-book information McClellan's debatable Peninsula crusade and the southern try and halt the Union juggernaut.

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By Angus Konstam

Following its humiliating defeat on the First conflict of Bull Run, normal George B. McClellan took command of the Union military of the Potomac. within the spring of 1862, having rebuilt his forces, the "Little Napoleon" devised a plan to finish the battle in one crusade. Transporting his military through sea to the Virginia Peninsula, he could outflank accomplice forces and march unopposed on Richmond, the Southern capital. over the top warning squandered the chance, besides the fact that, and on 31 could the Confederates struck at McClellan's divided forces at reasonable Oaks. This e-book information McClellan's debatable Peninsula crusade and the southern try and halt the Union juggernaut.

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