AmerICAn HIstOry: Civil War
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
arMy Life in a bLaCk regiMent
and Other Writings
Edited with an Introduction and Notes by R. D. Madison
“a forgotten masterpiece from a neglected literary period
by an author who is not supposed to have written master-
pieces.”—Howard mumford Jones.
Penguin Classics • 352 pp. • 978-0-14-043621-1 • $16.00
god rest ye Merry, soLdiers
A True Civil War Christmas Story
“recounts Christmas celebrations during the early Civil
War, with an emphasis on how the holiday united oppos-
ing soldiers before the Battle of Stones river in 1862....
distinctly readable and moving throughout.”—Publishers
Plume • 176 pp. • 978-0-452-28769-3 • $12.00
aCross five aPriLs Elizabeth Brown Pryor
“an impressive book both as a historically authentic Civil J reading the Man
War novel and as a beautifully written family story.”— A Portrait of Robert E. Lee
university of Chicago Center for Children’s Books. Through His Private Letters
Berkley • 192 pp. • 978-0-425-18278-9 • $4.99 Having uncovered a rich trove of lee’s unpublished per-
a newbury Honor Book sonal correspondence, pryor gives readers a fuller picture
of the man behind the mystique. “pryor has taken an icon
and given us the soul of a complex man and his turbulent
age.”—The Wall Street Journal.
Viking • 688 pp. • 978-0-670-03829-9 • $29.95
Penguin • 688 pp. • 978-0-14-311390-4 • $20.00
Winner of the lincoln prize
Paperback available May 2008
“the greatest of our Civil War novels.”—The New York Times.
Plume • 768 pp. • 978-0-452-26956-9 • $20.00
Winner of the pulitzer prize
J Cry havoC!
The Crooked Road to Civil War, 1861
recounts in riveting detail the eight crucial weeks preced-
ing the Civil War. “disturbs the time-honored march of his-
tory with a series of provocative what-ifs.”—The New York
Times Book Review. “Captures the drama and complexity William Tecumseh Sherman
of this volatile period [and] reminds readers that...events MeMoirs
could have taken a different path. anyone interested in With an Introduction and Notes by Michael Fellman
the background of our greatest national crisis will find Cry Sherman’s Memoirs evoke the uncompromising and deeply
Havoc! hugely rewarding.”—Gary W. Gallagher, author of complex general as well as the turbulent times in which he
The Confederate War. lived. B/w illustrations and maps.
Penguin • 320 pp. • 978-0-14-311279-2 • $17.00 Penguin Classics • 848 pp. • 978-0-14-043798-0 • $20.00
banished ChiLdren of eve
A Novel of Civil War New york
Penguin • 624 pp. • 978-0-14-023003-1 • $28.00
The Last Days of the Confederate Capital Harry S. Stout
“Indispensable for scholars.”—michael B. Chesson, univ. of J uPon the aLtar of the nation
massachusetts. A Moral History of the Civil War
Penguin • 336 pp. • 978-0-14-200310-7 • $15.00 “a searing critique of civil religion in both the union and
the Confederacy that...deepens our understanding of the
interplay between religion, politics, and war throughout
american history.”—George C. rable, university of virginia.
“a triumph of scholarship, of interpretation, and (in the
deepest sense) of historical understanding.”—John demos,
Penguin • 576 pp. • 978-0-14-303876-4 • $18.00
the PortabLe abrahaM LinCoLn
Edited with an Introduction by Andrew Delbanco
“ought to be required reading for every student of american
history and letters.”—dan t. Carter, emory university.
Penguin • 384 pp. • 978-0-14-017031-3 • $17.00
sPeeChes and Writings
Volume I 1832-1858
Volume II 1859-1865
Edited by Don E. Fehrenbacher
Includes the complete lincoln-douglas debates, speeches,
personal and political letters, presidential messages and
proclamations, poems, and private reflections on democ-
racy and slavery.
library of America:
Vol. I • 900 pp. • 978-0-940450-43-1 • $35.00
Vol. II • 800 pp. • 978-0-940450-63-9 • $35.00
river run red
The Fort Pillow Massacre in the American Civil War
“Ward has cut through [the] fog, bringing to light the pain-
ful facts of the fort pillow massacre and the terrifying, fas-
cinating figure behind it, nathan Bedford forrest.”—Ken
Burns. B/w photos and maps.
Penguin • 560 pp. • 978-0-14-303786-6 • $18.00
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Samuel R. Watkins
Or, A Side Show of the Big Show
Edited with an Introduction by M. Thomas Inge
“one of my favorite Civil War books, ever.”—Ken Burns.
Watkins’s memoir of his days as a Confederate foot soldier
has long been recognized by historians as one of the most
lively accounts of the war.
Plume • 304 pp. • 978-0-452-28124-0 • $16.00
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