Forward to Richmond

Forward to Richmond
Author: William C. Davis
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0809447002
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Release: 1983
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Tenting Tonight

Tenting Tonight
Author: James I. Robertson
Pages: 176
ISBN: UOM:39015018856453
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Release: 1984
Editor: Time Life Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Portrays the daily experiences of the soldiers fighting in the Civil War

TIME LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs

TIME LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs
Author: TIME-LIFE BOOKS
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781618938855
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Release: 2015-12-15
Editor: Time Inc. Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The name TIME-LIFE has become synonymous with providing readers with a deeper understanding of subjects and world events that matter to us all. TIME-LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs is an indispensable guide to a nation-changing era and the military, social, economic, and political forces that shaped it.

TIME-LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs provides a fresh and accessible way to understand this conflict including details of the battles and battlefields, the political maneuverings, and the personalities who defined the war continue to fascinate citizens of all ages. It lays out the war's major developments in arresting, colorized images and cover topics from the backstory through secession, the Union's early setbacks, the Underground Railroad, victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg, and Reconstruction.

For history buffs and the newly curious, The Civil War in 500 Photographs is the ultimate, easy-to-use guide to four years that changed our nation forever.

The Railroad and the Civil War 1860s

The Railroad and the Civil War  1860s
Author: Tamra Orr
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781612283630
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Release: 2012-09-30
Editor: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Civil War tore a hole in the country, creating a wound that was almost impossible to heal. At a time when the two sides of the nation were still struggling to accept the war’s casualties, something else came along to unite the county again. It was the Transcontinental Railroad—a line of train tracks stretching from one side of the war–torn country to the next. Read about the battle to find the best route for the rails, and discover how laborers survived drilling through mountain peaks and the onslaught of winter blizzards. Meet the people who persevered to accomplish this railroad, including the determined Mormon workers, the Irish immigrants, and thousands of Chinese workers. Also find out about the scandals and the huge impact of the rails on the lives of countless Native Americans.

America Aflame

America Aflame
Author: David Goldfield
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9781608193745
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Release: 2011-03-15
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this spellbinding new history, David Goldfield offers the first major new interpretation of the Civil War era since James M. McPherson's Battle Cry of Freedom. Where past scholars have limned the war as a triumph of freedom, Goldfield sees it as America's greatest failure: the result of a breakdown caused by the infusion of evangelical religion into the public sphere. As the Second GreatAwakening surged through America, political questions became matters of good and evil to be fought to the death. The price of that failure was horrific, but the carnage accomplished what statesmen could not: It made the United States one nation and eliminated slavery as a divisive force in the Union. The victorious North became synonymous with America as a land of innovation and industrialization, whose teeming cities offered squalor and opportunity in equal measure. Religion was supplanted by science and a gospel of progress, and the South was left behind. Goldfield's panoramic narrative, sweeping from the 1840s to the end of Reconstruction, is studded with memorable details and luminaries such as HarrietBeecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, and Walt Whitman. There are lesser known yet equally compelling characters, too, including Carl Schurz-a German immigrant, warhero, and postwar reformer-and Alexander Stephens, the urbane and intellectual vice president of the Confederacy. America Aflame is a vivid portrait of the "fiery trial"that transformed the country we live in.

Smithsonian Civil War

Smithsonian Civil War
Author: Smithsonian Institution
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781588343901
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Release: 2013-10-29
Editor: Smithsonian Institution
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Smithsonian Civil War is a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book featuring 150 entries in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. From among tens of thousands of Civil War objects in the Smithsonian's collections, curators handpicked 550 items and wrote a unique narrative that begins before the war through the Reconstruction period. The perfect gift book for fathers and history lovers, Smithsonian Civil War combines one-of-a-kind, famous, and previously unseen relics from the war in a truly unique narrative. Smithsonian Civil War takes the reader inside the great collection of Americana housed at twelve national museums and archives and brings historical gems to light. From the National Portrait Gallery come rare early photographs of Stonewall Jackson and Ulysses S. Grant; from the National Museum of American History, secret messages that remained hidden inside Lincoln's gold watch for nearly 150 years; from the National Air and Space Museum, futuristic Civil War-era aircraft designs. Thousands of items were evaluated before those of greatest value and significance were selected for inclusion here. Artfully arranged in 150 entries, they offer a unique, panoramic view of the Civil War.

The Civil War

The Civil War
Author: Time-Life Books
Pages: 175
ISBN: 0809447967
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Release: 1987
Editor: Time Life Education
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"A comprehensive index to the 27 volumes of the Civil War series. At the bottom of each page is a key that explains the abbreviations used to represent the various volumes. Page numbers in roman type denote text reference; those in italic type indicate illustrations."-- P. 38.

American War

American War
Author: Omar El Akkad
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780771009402
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Release: 2017-04-04
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize A Globe and Mail Best Book A New York Times Notable Book of the Year A Quill & Quire Best Book of 2017 An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle -- a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself. Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, that unmanned drones fill the sky. And when her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she quickly begins to be shaped by her particular time and place until, finally, through the influence of a mysterious functionary, she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. Telling her story is her nephew, Benjamin Chestnut, born during war as one of the Miraculous Generation and now an old man confronting the dark secret of his past -- his family's role in the conflict and, in particular, that of his aunt, a woman who saved his life while destroying untold others.

Illustrated Atlas of the Civil War

Illustrated Atlas of the Civil War
Author: Time-Life Books
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0737031603
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Release: 1999-05
Editor: Time Life Medical
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Illustrated atlas of the Civil War with maps of battles and campaigns in the eastern and western theaters, the coast, and the far west.

The Atlas of the Civil War

The Atlas of the Civil War
Author: James M. McPherson
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9781510756700
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Release: 2021-11-16
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the first shots fired at Fort Sumter in 1861 to the final clashes on the Road to Appomattox in 1864, The Atlas of the Civil War reconstructs the battles of America's bloodiest war with unparalleled clarity and precision. Edited by Pulitzer Prize recipient James M. McPherson and written by America's leading military historians, this peerless reference charts the major campaigns and skirmishes of the Civil War. Each battle is meticulously plotted on one of 200 specially commissioned full-color maps. Timelines provide detailed, play-by-play maneuvers, and the accompanying text highlights the strategic aims and tactical considerations of the men in charge. Each of the battle, communications, and locator maps are cross-referenced to provide a comprehensive overview of the fighting as it swept across the country. With more than two hundred photographs and countless personal accounts that vividly describe the experiences of soldiers in the fields, The Atlas of the Civil War brings to life the human drama that pitted state against state and brother against brother.

Gettysburg

Gettysburg
Author: Champ Clark,Time-Life Books
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0809447576
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Release: 1985-01-01
Editor: Time Life Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the bloodiest battle ever fought on American soil

Lee Takes Command

Lee Takes Command
Author: Time-Life Books
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0809448041
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Release: 1984
Editor: Time Life Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When General Robert E. Lee took command of the Confederate forces defending Richmond in June of 1862, he was famous yet little known. How Lee's background and training prepared him for his supreme trial is shown on the following pages. - from the book.

Run Me to Earth

Run Me to Earth
Author: Paul Yoon
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781501154065
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Release: 2020-01-28
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From award-winning author Paul Yoon comes a “spellbinding” (The Washington Post) novel about three kids orphaned in 1960s Laos—and how their destinies are entwined across decades, anointed by Hernan Diaz as “one of those rare novels that stays with us to become a standard with which we measure other books.” Alisak, Prany, and Noi—three orphans united by devastating loss—must do what is necessary to survive the perilous landscape of 1960s Laos. When they take shelter in a bombed out field hospital, they meet Vang, a doctor dedicated to helping the wounded at all costs. Soon the teens are serving as motorcycle couriers, delicately navigating their bikes across the fields filled with unexploded bombs, beneath the indiscriminate barrage from the sky. In a world where the landscape and the roads have turned into an ocean of bombs, we follow their grueling days of rescuing civilians and searching for medical supplies, until Vang secures their evacuation on the last helicopters leaving the country. It’s a move with irrevocable consequences—and sets them on disparate and treacherous paths across the world. Spanning decades, this “richly layered” (The New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice) book weaves together storylines laced with beauty and cruelty. Paul Yoon’s “greatest skill lies in crafting subtle moments that underline the strange and specific sadness inherent to trauma” (Time) and this book is a breathtaking historical feat and a fierce study of the powers of hope, perseverance, and grace.

Life on a Civil War Battlefield

Life on a Civil War Battlefield
Author: J. Matteson Claus
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0778753573
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Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Chronicles the experiences of Civil War soldiers on both sides, including information about their everyday life, each army's strategy, and the role of African Americans and women.

The Civil War a Narrative

The Civil War  a Narrative
Author: Shelby Foote
Pages: 1106
ISBN: 9780394746227
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Release: 1986
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Follows the course of the war from 1862 to 1864, discusses the strategies of both sides in major battles, and assesses the performance of the Union generals

When Stars Are Scattered

When Stars Are Scattered
Author: Victoria Jamieson,Omar Mohamed
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780525553922
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Release: 2020-04-14
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A National Book Award Finalist, this remarkable graphic novel is about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a former Somali refugee to the Newbery Honor-winning creator of Roller Girl. Omar and his younger brother, Hassan, have spent most of their lives in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya. Life is hard there: never enough food, achingly dull, and without access to the medical care Omar knows his nonverbal brother needs. So when Omar has the opportunity to go to school, he knows it might be a chance to change their future . . . but it would also mean leaving his brother, the only family member he has left, every day. Heartbreak, hope, and gentle humor exist together in this graphic novel about a childhood spent waiting, and a young man who is able to create a sense of family and home in the most difficult of settings. It's an intimate, important, unforgettable look at the day-to-day life of a refugee, as told to New York Times Bestselling author/artist Victoria Jamieson by Omar Mohamed, the Somali man who lived the story.

The Guns of the South

The Guns of the South
Author: Harry Turtledove
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780307792358
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Release: 2011-04-20
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"It is absolutely unique--without question the most fascinating Civil War novel I have ever read." Professor James M. McPherson Pultizer Prize-winning BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM January 1864--General Robert E. Lee faces defeat. The Army of Northern Virginia is ragged and ill-equpped. Gettysburg has broken the back of the Confederacy and decimated its manpower. Then, Andries Rhoodie, a strange man with an unplaceable accent, approaches Lee with an extraordinary offer. Rhoodie demonstrates an amazing rifle: Its rate of fire is incredible, its lethal efficiency breathtaking--and Rhoodie guarantees unlimited quantitites to the Confederates. The name of the weapon is the AK-47.... Selected by the Science Fiction Book Club A Main Selection of the Military Book Club

TIME LIFE World War II in 500 Photographs

TIME LIFE World War II in 500 Photographs
Author: TIME-LIFE BOOKS
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781618938893
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Release: 2015-12-15
Editor: Time Inc. Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

World War II, fought from 1939 to 1945, engulfed the globe in a shattering struggle over national sovereignty and individual rights. It was also the costliest battle in history in terms of human life, with millions perishing in combat, in concentration camps, and under the rubble of crushed cities. This gripping and epic battle is brought powerfully to life on every page of Time-Life Books' World War II in 500 Photographs. From the Nazis' early rise to power to Victory over Japan Day, this essential guide brings you to the front lines of the war that changed our world.

Civil Wars

Civil Wars
Author: David Armitage
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9780300149821
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Release: 2017-02-03
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A highly original history, tracing civil war, the least understood and most intractable form of organized human aggression, from Ancient Rome through the centuries to present day.

The Civil War

The Civil War
Author: Thomas K. Adamson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1510535020
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Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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