Enemies, A Love Story

The witty, engaging story of how Ebert and Siskel, newspaper ...


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Civil War

Browse the NOW and THEN Civil War titles listed below.

The Closing Rounds of the Civil War

United States History Military History American History U.S. History

Ulysses S. Grant takes the reader onto the battlefield and behind the lines in his account of the final actions of the Civil War.  

Tags:  Civil War - Robert E. Lee - Grant's Memoirs - Personal Memoirs

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The March to the Sea

Military History American History U.S. History

The most controversial Civil War general was William T. Sherman, an indelible figure whose march through Georgia and the Carolinas typified his unrelenting style of warfare that showed the South no quarter. Sherman’s Memoirs may not be as direct as Grant’s, but they make no compromise. They are the work of an intelligent and literate man who brought to modern warfare a new sensibility that was later to become a subject of ongoing debate. Here is his account of the march from Atlanta to Savannah in November and December 1864, the prelude to Confederate surrender.

Tags:  Civil War - Robert E. Lee - politics and the military - generals - slavery, the South, plantation life - Slavery - The South - Plantation life

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A House Dividing

American History Civil War

Soon after Appomattox, historians began debating the causes of the American Civil War. Why had North and South grown apart? Had it been all about slavery as a moral question? Or were less visible economic interests at work? Perhaps two distinct cultures had finally produced irreconcilable differences. The debates continue to this day, but nowhere is the reader likely to find a more brilliant and succinct analysis than in David Potter’s account of the major events that led to war.

Tags:  Civil War - Sectionalism - Wilmot Proviso - Southern economy - slavery - abolitionism - Whigs - Republicans - Democrats

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