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National Geographic Atlas of the Civil War: A Comprehensive Guide to the Tactics and Terrain of Battle - Neil Kagan (Editor); Harris Andrews (Introduction by); Stephen Hyslop
ISBN: 9781426203473
Publication Date: 2009-10-20
In this one-of-a-kind atlas, both archival and newly created maps trace the battles, political turmoil, and great themes of the nation's most pivotal conflict. Eighty-five rare period map examples, many seen here for the first time, track the Civil War's development: campaign maps laying out the field of battle...commercial maps produced for a news-hungry public...charts commissioned by Union and Confederate generals to record troop movements for posterity. Thirty-five new views focus on key moments in major battles, as diagrammed by National Geographic's award-winning cartographers using satellite data for precise representation of terrain.

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Abraham Lincoln's Extraordinary Era: The Man and His Times - Doris Kearns Goodwin (Foreword by); Karen M. Kostyal
ISBN: 9781426203282
Publication Date: 2009-01-06
This handsomely illustrated volume commemorates Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday and gives rare insight into the President who shook the world—and whose words and example endure today in nations from Siberia to Mexico to Pakistan.

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National Geographic Almanac of American History - John Thompson; James Miller; Hugh Ambrose (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781426200991
Publication Date: 2007-08-21
Featuring National Geographic's hallmark combination of stunning images, superb maps, authoritative narrative, and concise, penetrating analysis, the Almanac of American History has been carefully designed to offer its readers not just a wider and deeper understanding of our country's development, but also an inviting mix of fascinating facts and colorful graphics that make it a browser's delight.

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Freedom in My Heart: Voices From the United States National Slavery Museum - Cynthia Jacobs Carter (Editor); Bill Cosby (Contribution by); L. Douglas Wilder (Foreword by); John Hope Franklin (Epilogue by); National Slavery Museum (U.S.) Staff (Contribution by); National Geographic Society (U.S.) Staff (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9781426201271
Publication Date: 2009-01-06
Unlike any other book on the market today, this richly illustrated companion volume uses the remarkable artifacts, images, and documents of the United States National Slavery Museum to trace the entire history of slavery in North America, from the societies of ancient Africa to the repercussions still faced by Americans today—and to celebrate the perseverance and ultimate triumph of a people.

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Fields of Honor: Pivotal Battles of the Civil War - Edwin C. Bearss; James M. McPherson (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781426200939
Publication Date: 2007-06-05
Few historians have ever captured the drama, excitement, and tragedy of the Civil War with the headlong elan of Edwin Bearss, who has won a huge, devoted following with his extraordinary battlefield tours and eloquent soliloquies about the heroes, scoundrels, and little-known moments of a conflict that still fascinates America. Antietam, Shiloh, Gettysburg: these hallowed battles and more than a dozen more come alive as never before, rich with human interest and colorful detail culled from a lifetime of study. Illustrated with detailed maps and archival images, this 448-page volume presents a unique narrative of the Civil War's most critical battles, translating Bearss' inimitable delivery into print.

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Journey Through Hallowed Ground: Birthplace of the American Ideal - Andrew Cockburn; Geraldine Brooks (Foreword by); Kenneth Garrett (Photographer); National Geographic Society (U.S.) Staff (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9781426203039
Publication Date: 2008-06-03
Along the 175-mile stretch from Monticello to Gettysburg—designated by Congress as the official "birthplace of America"—intriguing details of our nation’s past emerge from every town and byway. This beautiful book spotlights key places and personalities on the route, revealing insiders’ stories of early America.

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Legacy: Treasures of Black History - Donna Wells (Editor); Moorland Spingarn Research Center (Contribution by); Thomas C. Battle (Editor); John Hope Franklin (Preface by)
ISBN: 1426200064
Publication Date: 2006-10-31
The Black experience and its impact on our nation's culture and character come alive in twelve chapters that sweep from ancient Africa and the slave trade to such key eras as the Civil War, Emancipation, and Reconstruction; the Harlem Renaissance and the Jim Crow Era; and the modern Civil Rights and Black Power/Black Arts movements. The more than 150 historic items showcased here include documents, letters, images, and artifacts, many never before published.

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Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg: The Campaigns That Changed the Civil War - Edwin Cole Bearss; J. Parker Hills
ISBN: 9781426205101
Publication Date: 2010-05-18
Though the Brutal Conflict Raged on For Four Dark Years, the outcome of the struggle hinged on the decisions of politicians and the actions of generals in the first half of 1863. This crucible period began with the Confederate retreat from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in early January, and climaxed with two campaigns that still ring today with the echoes of cannon fire and gunshots-Gettysburg and Vicksburg.

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Shiloh, 1862 - Winston Groom
ISBN: 9781426208744
Publication Date: 2012-03-20
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 costing 23,000 casualties, most of them during a single day. It was more than had resulted from the entire American Revolution. As author Winston Groom reveals in this dramatic, heart-rending account, the Battle of Shiloh would singlehandedly change the psyche of the military, politicians, and American people--North and South--about what they had unleashed by creating a Civil War.

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The Untold Civil War: Exploring the Human Side of War - Neil Kagan (Editor); James Robertson
ISBN: 9781426208126
Publication Date: 2011-10-18
From overlooked elements, such as the role of weather, health, and high emotions, to the world-changing effect of the rise of female workers, to the many "firsts" including the introduction of standard time, pre-sized clothing, canned goods, toilets, and Santa Claus, The Untold Civil War reveals new facets of a seemingly well-known slice of American history, just in time to commemorate its 150th anniversary.


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