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Confederate Currency

Written by Pierre Fricke


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Shire
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-0-7478-1080-3 (0-7478-1080-X)

With the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, the Confederate States of America began issuing its own legal tender. Over the years, seven different series of currency were issued. Counterfeiting became an enormous problem for the South, as did depreciation and inflation. By the end of the war, the notes... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Ashes of Glory
Richmond at War
Written by Ernest B. Furgurson


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 30, 1997
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74660-7 (0-679-74660-9)

On the day the first shots of the Civil War were fired, a mob in Richmond clambered on top of the Capitol to raise the Confederate flag. Four years later, another flag was raised in its place while the city burned below.  A thirteen-year-old girl compared the stars and stripes to "so... Read more >

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Chancellorsville 1863
The Souls of the Brave
Written by Ernest B. Furgurson


Format: Trade Paperback, 450 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 28, 1993
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72831-3 (0-679-72831-7)

Furgurson's definitive account of the battle of Chancellorsville--the first in more than 55 years--explains one of the landmark engagements in the history of warfare and examines its fateful significance in the outcome of the Civil War.  Furgurson demonstrates that while it was the high point of battlefield success for the South, Chancellorsville... Read more >

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Freedom Rising
Washington in the Civil War
Written by Ernest B. Furgurson


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70409-3 (0-375-70409-4)

In this luminous portrait of wartime Washington, Ernest B. Furgurson—author of the widely acclaimed Chancellorsville 1863, Ashes of Glory, and Not War but Murder—brings to vivid life the personalities and events that animated the Capital during its most tumultuous time.

Here among the sharpsters and prostitutes, slaves and statesmen are detective... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Not War But Murder
Cold Harbor 1864
Written by Ernest B. Furgurson


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 14, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-78139-4 (0-679-78139-0)

In June of 1864, the Army of the Potomac attacked heavily entrenched Confederate forces outside of Richmond, hoping to break the strength of Robert E. Lee and take the capital. Facing almost certain death, Union soldiers pinned their names to their uniforms in the forlorn hope that their bodies would be... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The American Civil War
This Mighty Scourge Of War
Written by Gary Gallagher


Format: Trade Paperback, 328 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: June 20, 2003
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84176-736-9 (1-84176-736-0)

Undoubtedly the most cataclysmic military struggle of the late nineteenth century, the American Civil War spanned four bloody years of fighting in which over 620,000 American soldiers and sailors lost their lives. From its outbreak at Fort Sumter, South Carolina in April 1861 until its conclusion at the Appotomax Court House... Read more >

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Roll, Jordan, Roll
The World the Slaves Made
Written by Eugene D. Genovese


Format: Trade Paperback, 864 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 1976
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-71652-7 (0-394-71652-3)

Winner of the Bancroft Prize
Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Non-fiction


“The most profound, learned and detailed analysis of. . . slavery to appear since World War II. It covers an incredible range of topics and offers fresh insights on nearly every page. . . . Genovese’s great gift is... Read more >
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1861
The Civil War Awakening
Written by Adam Goodheart


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3219-8 (1-4000-3219-9)

A New York Times Notable Book
An epic of courage and heroism beyond the battlefields, 1861 is Adam Goodheart’s account of how the Civil War began and a second American revolution unfolded, setting Abraham Lincoln on the path to greatness and millions of slaves on the road to freedom. In this gripping... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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1861
The Civil War Awakening
Written by Adam Goodheart


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4015-5 (1-4000-4015-9)

As the United States marks the 150th anniversary of our defining national drama, 1861 presents a gripping and original account of how the Civil War began.

1861 is an epic of courage and heroism beyond the battlefields. Early in that fateful year, a second American revolution unfolded, inspiring a new generation to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Angels and Ages
Lincoln, Darwin, and the Birth of the Modern Age
Written by Adam Gopnik


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45530-7 (0-307-45530-0)

In this captivating double life, Adam Gopnik searches for the men behind the icons of emancipation and evolution. Born by cosmic coincidence on the same day in 1809 and separated by an ocean, Lincoln and Darwin coauthored our sense of history and our understanding of man’s place in the world. Here... Read more >
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Death in the Haymarket
A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement and the Bombing that Divided Gilded Age America
Written by James Green


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 13, 2007
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3322-5 (1-4000-3322-5)

On May 4, 1886, a bomb exploded at a Chicago labor rally, wounding dozens of policemen, seven of whom eventually died. A wave of mass hysteria swept the country, leading to a sensational trial, that culminated in four controversial executions, and dealt a blow to the labor movement from which it... Read more >
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A Wicked War
Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico
Written by Amy S. Greenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47599-2 (0-307-47599-9)

Winner of the Myra Bernath Award from The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

Often forgotten and overlooked, the U.S.-Mexican War featured false starts, atrocities, and daring back-channel negotiations as it divided the nation, paved the way for the Civil War a generation later, and launched the career of Abraham Lincoln... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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A Wicked War
Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico
Written by Amy S. Greenberg


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59269-9 (0-307-59269-3)

Often forgotten and overlooked, the U.S.-Mexican War featured false starts, atrocities, and daring back-channel negotiations as it divided the nation, paved the way for the Civil War a generation later, and launched the career of Abraham Lincoln. Amy S. Greenberg’s skilled storytelling and rigorous scholarship bring this American war for empire... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Culture and Comfort
Parlor Making and Middle-Class Identity, 1850-1930
Written by Katherine Grier


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-716-1 (1-56098-716-2)

In Culture and Comfort Katherine C. Grier shows how the design and furnishings of the mid-nineteenth century parlor reflected the self-image of the Victorian middle class. Parlors provided public facades for formal occasions and represented an attempt to resolve the often opposing ideals of gentility and sincerity to which American culture... Read more >
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Kearny's March
The Epic Creation of the American West, 1846-1847
Written by Winston Groom


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45574-1 (0-307-45574-2)

A thrilling re-creation of a crucial campaign in the Mexican-American War and a pivotal moment in America's history.

In June 1846, General Stephen Watts Kearny rode out of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, with a thousand cavalrymen of the First United States Dragoons. When his fantastic expedition ended a year and two-thousand miles... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Kearny's March
The Epic Creation of the American West, 1846-1847
Written by Winston Groom


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27096-2 (0-307-27096-3)

In June 1846, General Stephen Watts Kearny rode out of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, with two thousand soldiers, bound for California. At the time, the nation was hell-bent on expansion: James K. Polk had lately won the presidency by threatening England over the borders in Oregon, while Congress had just voted, in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Shiloh, 1862

Written by Winston Groom


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-4262-1171-3 (1-4262-1171-6)

In the spring of 1862, many Americans still believed that the Civil War, “would be over by Christmas.” The previous summer in Virginia, Bull Run, with nearly 5,000 casualties, had been shocking, but suddenly came word from a far away place in the wildernesses of Southwest Tennessee of an appalling battle... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Shiloh, 1862

Written by Winston Groom


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0874-4 (1-4262-0874-X)

In the spring of 1862, many Americans still believed that the Civil War “would be over by Christmas.” The previous summer in Virginia, Bull Run, with nearly 5,000 casualties, had been shocking, but suddenly came word from a far away place in the wildernesses of Southwest Tennessee of an appalling battle... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Vicksburg, 1863

Written by Winston Groom


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27677-3 (0-307-27677-5)

In this thrilling narrative history of the Civil War’s most strategically important campaign, Winston Groom describes the bloody two-year grind that started when Ulysses S. Grant began taking a series of Confederate strongholds in 1861, climaxing with the siege of Vicksburg two years later. For Grant and the Union it was... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Gettysburg
The Last Invasion
Written by Allen Guelzo


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74069-4 (0-307-74069-2)

An Economist Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

The Battle of Gettysburg has been written about at length and thoroughly dissected in terms of strategic importance, but never before has a book taken readers so close to the experience of the individual soldier.

Two-time Lincoln... Read more >

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Gettysburg
The Last Invasion
Written by Allen C. Guelzo


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59408-2 (0-307-59408-4)

From the acclaimed Civil War historian, a brilliant new history—the most intimate and richly readable account we have had—of the climactic three-day battle of Gettysburg (July 1–3, 1863), which draws the reader into the heat, smoke, and grime of Gettysburg alongside the ordinary soldier, and depicts the combination of personalities and... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Nation Maker
Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times
Written by Richard J. Gwyn


Format: Hardcover, 688 pages
Publisher: Random House Canada
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $37.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-35644-4 (0-307-35644-2)

An exciting story, passionately told and rich in detail, this major biography is the second volume of the bestselling, award-winning John A: The Man Who Made Us, by well-known journalist and highly respected author Richard Gwyn.

John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first and most important prime minister, is the man who made Confederation... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Some Memories of a Long Life, 1854-1911

Written by Malvina Shanklin Harlan
Afterword by Linda Przybyszewski
Foreword by Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 8, 2003
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6744-9 (0-8129-6744-5)

Like Abigail Adams, Malvina Shanklin Harlan witnessed—and gently influenced—national history from the unique perspective of a political leader’s wife. Her husband, Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan (1833–1911), played a central role in some of the most significant civil rights decisions of his era, including his lone dissenting opinion in Plessy... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Building Suburbia
Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000
Written by Dolores Hayden


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72721-4 (0-375-72721-3)

A lively history of the contested landscapes where the majority of Americans now live, Building Suburbia chronicles two centuries in the birth and development of America’s metropolitan regions.

From rustic cottages reached by steamboat to big box stores at the exit ramps of eight-lane highways, Dolores Hayden defines seven eras of suburban... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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They Changed the World: Bell, Edison and Tesla

Written by Lewis Helfand
Illustrated by Naresh Kumar


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Campfire
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-93-80741-87-1 (93-80741-87-1)

Despite having three completely different approaches, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla each made significant contributions to the field of science and laid the foundation for modern technology.  As their paths crossed, a rivalry grew, with Tesla pushed into the shadows of history until a resurgence in the 1990s. ... Read more >
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