973.7: The American Civil War (2023)

This collection spotlights books, published in the last 10 years, that discuss the American Civil War which lasted from 1861 to 1865. Books featured in this collection will discuss causes of the war, notable battles, and important figures from both the Union and Confederate sides.

Updated June 16, 2023
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American Ulysses : a life of Ulysses S. Grant
White, Ronald C. (Ronald Cedric) 1939-
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER . From the author ofA. Lincoln, a major new biography of one of America's greatest generals-and most misunderstood presidents Winner of the William Henry Seward Award for Excellence in Civil War Biography .Finalist for the Gilder-Lehrman...


Capital dames : the Civil War and the women of Washington, 1848-1868
Roberts, Cokie.
With the outbreak of the Civil War, the small, social Southern town of Washington, D.C. found itself caught between warring sides in a four-year battle that would determine the future of the United States. After the declaration of secession, many fascinating Southern women...


The cause of all nations : an international history of the American Civil War
Doyle, Don Harrison 1946-
When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, he had broader aims than simply rallying a war-weary nation. Lincoln realized that the Civil War had taken on a wider significance -- that all of Europe and Latin America was watching to see whether the United States, a beleaguered model...


The Civil War : a visual history
The story of America's bloodiest conflict is still as meaningful today as it was in 1865. This comprehensive, visually arresting guide covers the history, causes, and consequences of the Civil War. It provides eyewitness accounts by soldiers and civilians, key profiles of...


Crucible of commmand : Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee -- the war they fought, the peace they forged
Davis, William C. 1946-
They met in person only four times, yet these two men--Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee--determined the outcome of America's most divisive war and cast larger-than-life shadows over their reunited nation. They came from vastly different backgrounds: Lee from a distinguished family of waning...


Embattled rebel : Jefferson Davis as commander in chief
McPherson, James M.
From 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...


Hymns of the Republic : the story of the final year of the American Civil War
Gwynne, S. C. (Samuel C.) 1953-
From the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Empire of the Summer Moon and Rebel Yell comes "a masterwork of history" (Lawrence Wright, author of God Save Texas), the spellbinding, epic account of the last year of the Civil War. The...


Liar, temptress, soldier, spy : four women undercover in the Civil War
Abbott, Karen 1973-
Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and "pioneer of sizzle history" (USA Today), tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War. Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet...


The Lincoln conspiracy : the secret plot to kill America's 16th president - and why it failed
Meltzer, Brad
Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch, the bestselling authors of The First Conspiracy, which covers the secret plot against George Washington, now turn their attention to a little-known, but true story about a failed assassination attempt on the sixteenth president in The Lincoln Conspiracy<...


Robert E. Lee : a life
Guelzo, Allen C.
A WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR * From the award-winning historian and best-selling author of Gettysburg comes the definitive biography of Robert E. Lee. An intimate look at the Confederate general in all his complexity--his hypocrisy and courage, his inner...


Robert E. Lee and me : a Southerner's reckoning with the myth of the lost cause
Seidule, Ty
"Ty Seidule scorches us with the truth and rivets us with his fierce sense of moral urgency." --Ron Chernow In a forceful but humane narrative, former soldier and head of the West Point history department Ty Seidule's Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the myths and...


A thousand may fall : life, death, and survival in the Union Army
Jordan, Brian Matthew 1986-
Brian Matthew Jordan's Marching Home, a ?powerful exploration? (Washington Post) of the fates of Union veterans, vaulted him into the first rank of Civil War historians. Now, in A Thousand May Fall, Jordan sends us trundling along dusty roads with the 107th Ohio, an ethnically German infantry...


Ways and means : Lincoln and his cabinet and the financing of the Civil War
Lowenstein, Roger
"Captivating . . . [Lowenstein] makes what subsequently occurred at Treasury and on Wall Street during the early 1860s seem as enthralling as what transpired on the battlefield or at the White House." --Harold Holzer, Wall Street Journal "Ways and Means, an account of...


A worse place than hell : how the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg changed a nation
Matteson, John
In December 1862, the Battle of Fredericksburg shattered Union forces and threatened to break apart Abraham Lincoln's government. Five extraordinary individuals experienced Fredericksburg's cataclysmic repercussions?Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Walt Whitman, Louisa May Alcott, John Pelham, and...

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