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Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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The Civil War, A Visual History

WAR154
Jemi Dunne (Editor)
DK Publishing
2011
075667185X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Published to mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, this enticing illustrated survey draws on the unparalleled collections of the Smithsonian Institution, giving insight into 1860s America, battles and troops on both side of the divide. With excellent maps, battles scenes and photographs of hundreds of artifacts from the war, camp life, weapons and military paraphernalia, it brings the conflict to life.
$40.00

The Civil War in the East, Struggle, Stalemate, and Victory

USE612
Brooks D. Simpson
Potomac
2013
162
1612346286
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Simpson’s slim account fills in some gaps in Civil War history as he focuses on the Eastern theater, its geography (including the Shenandoah Valley and the Chesapeake Bay), its generals and decisive battles.
$19.95

Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields

USA414
Jeff Shaara
Ballantine Books
2006
270
0345464885
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Featuring maps and photos, this authoritative history is also a practical guide to the ten most significant Civil War sites, including Shiloh, Gettysburg, New Market, Vicksburg and Chickamauga.
$23.00

The Blue Valley, A Collection of Stories

USS303
Robert Morgan
Scribner
2000
176
0743204220
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Thirteen tales evoking life in the Southern Appalachians. Morgan delves into the region's Civil War past as well as quotidian contemporary life for his rich cast of characters.
$13.95

Insiders' Guide to Virginia's Blue Ridge

USS302
Mary Alice Blackwell, Anne Causey
Globe Pequot Press
2005
560
0762734604
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical, comprehensive guide to the region, now in its eighth edition.
$16.95

Ashes of Glory: Richmond at War

USS102
Ernest B. Ferguson
Vintage Books
1997
464
0679746609
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The story has been told many times before: Jefferson Davis versus Robert E. Lee. However, this detailed account of the Confederacy Capital provides details portray the little pictures within the big picture.
$17.00

Battle Cry of Freedom, The Civil War Era

USS37
James McPherson
Oxford University Press
2003
904
019516895x
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, vivid history of the Civil War, its genesis, battles, politics and personalities from the war with Mexico to Appomattox. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the book may be 900 pages long but it reads like a good novel.
$19.95

Chancellorsville

WAR71
Stephen W. Sears
Houghton Mifflin Company
1998
608
039587744X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A revisionist history of the battle of Chancellorsville that details Stonewall Jackson's 12-mile march as well as his tragic accidental death at the hand of his own troops.
$18.95

Civil War Petersburg, Confederate City in the Crucible of War

USS526
A. Wilson Greene
University Press of Virginia
2006
363
0813925703
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
The noted Civil War historian Wil Greene's expertly researched, eloquently written history of the Virginia city that was second only to Richmond in size and strategic significance during the Civil War.
$37.95

Great Civil War Heroes and Their Battles

USA449
Walt Rawls (Editor)
Abbeville Publishing Group
2011
308
0789210649
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A complete illustrated overview of the battles and biographies of 50 Civil War leaders, released in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the war.
$29.95

Richmond Burning, The Last Days of the Confederate Capital

WAR66
Nelson D. Lankford
Penguin Putnam
2003
320
0142003107
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A narrative account of the fall of Richmond, which signaled the end of the Confederacy. Citing a variety of primary documents, Lankford creates a vivid portrait of events and personalities at the dusk of the Civil War.
$18.00

Richmond During the War: Four Years of Personal Observation

USS103
Virginia Scharff (Introduction), Sallie Brock Putnam
University of Nebraska Press
1996
389
0803287453
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Having lived in the Confederate Capital of Richmond during the Civil War, Sallie Brock Putnam gives a personal account of the Antebellum South. Originally published in 1867, this is a rare perspective of a Southern woman in a crucial period in the history of the South.
$19.95

Stonewall in the Valley

USS297
Robert G. Tanner
Stackpole Books
2002
599
0811720640
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of Stonewall Jackson's 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign.
$24.95

The Civil War in 50 Objects

WAR183
Harold Holzer
Penguin Putnam
2015
416
0143128140
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Lincoln scholar Holzer uses 50 pieces of important Civil War memorabilia, including Grant's handwritten terms of surrender at Appomattox, a Confederate Palmetto flag and a daguerreotype of an elderly ex-slave, as a point of departure for this history of the Civil War.
$20.00

The Civil War, An Illustrated History

USS27
Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
Alfred Knopf
1992
448
0679742778
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An illustrated, comprehensive social history of the Civil War by the now-famous team of Ward and Burns. With 500 photographs and maps, extensive text and original essays by contributing experts.
$32.50

The Fall of the House of Dixie, The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South

WAR191
Bruce Levine
Random House
2014
480
0812978722
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Drawing on a wealth of primary sources, Levine discusses what happened to the South through the eyes of ordinary citizens. A multi-faceted look at how the Civil War changed the region’s society and economy forever.
$17.00

The Fourth Battle of Winchester, Toward a New Civil War Paradigm

WAR65
Richard M. McMurry
Kent State University Press
2002
168
087338721X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A reassessment of the Civil War using counterfactual events.
$16.95

The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects

USA549
Richard Kurin
Penguin Putnam
2016
784
0143128159
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
Explore American history through 101 objects from the Smithsonian museums. Dr. Richard Kurin relates fascinating stories about historical objects like Neil Armstrong's space suit, the Wright brothers' plane and Dorothy's ruby red slippers, reminding us th
$40.00

A Walk in the Woods

USE01
Bill Bryson
Broadway Books
1999
276
0767902521
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The entertaining account of Bryson's hike up the Appalachian trail, combining biting satire with a certain warmth. A fond memoir and a very entertaining read.
$15.99

Another Country, Journeying Toward the Cherokee Mountains

USE32
Christopher Camuto
Henry Holt and Company
2000
386
0820322377
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Christopher Camuto makes a journey into the southern Appalachians, the land from which the Cherokee Indians were expelled. Camping at the heights of the Smoky Mountains during the winter, Camuto uses his days of solitude to try to reflect on the land as the Cherokees might have.
$25.95

Lee, A Biography

USS338
Douglas Southall Freeman
Scribner
1997
656
0684829533
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Abridged version of Freeman's four volume biography of Robert E. Lee.
$23.00

Personal Memoirs, Ulysses S. Grant

USS33
Ulysses S. Grant
Penguin
1999
674
0140437010
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A remarkable (and big) account of a rich life, from a poor boy on the frontier to a great general and president, written by Grant on his deathbed -- and originally edited by none other than Mark Twain.
$18.00

Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend

WAR69
James Robertson
Macmillan
1997
950
0028646851
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The gold-standard for biographies of Stonewall Jackson.
$92.50

The Height of Our Mountains, Nature Writing from Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley

USS295
Michael P. Branch, Daniel J. Philippon
Johns Hopkins University Press
1998
460
0801856914
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A diverse anthology and portrait of the region, covering from 1612 to 1996.
$30.00

The Killer Angels

USS36
Michael Shaara
Ballantine Books
1996
400
034540727X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
It’s the summer of 1863. Fresh from a victory at Chancellorsville, General Robert E. Lee heads north in a daring attempt to draw Union forces away from the Potomac. He is met by Union regiments at Gettysburg for the bloodiest battle of the Civil War.
$17.00

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Mid-Atlantic States

USE73
Peter Alden, Brian Cassie
Alfred Knopf
1999
448
0679446826
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact photographic guide to the wildflowers, trees, mosses, butterflies, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals of the Mid-Atlantic States.
$24.95

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Our Southern Highlanders

USE22
Horace Kephart
University of Tennessee Press
1977
530
0870492039
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A classic book of history and folklore of the mountaineers of the southern Appalachians. Kephart is considered the premier folklorist and historian of the area. First published in the 1910s.
$24.95

Cold Mountain

USS74
Charles Frazier
Grove Press
2006
449
0802142842
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in North Carolina, this is the best-selling novel of a wounded Confederate soldier who abandons the front line and journeys home to his prewar sweetheart. In spare, eloquent prose, Frazier describes the strong bond between a man and the land.
$16.00

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America

USE262
David Sibley
Alfred Knopf
2016
464
0307957918
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact, geographically-specific version of the Sibley Guide with all-new range maps, the same glorious illustrations and expanded, extremely valuable descriptions of each bird with status, habitat, range, voice and identifying marks.
$19.95

Gods and Generals

WAR68
Jeff M. Shaara
Ballantine Books
2002
491
0345422473
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The lives and battles of Generals Lee, Hancock, Jackson and Chamberlain.
$7.99

Central Appalachian Wildflowers, A Field Guide to Common Wildflowers of the Central Appalachian Mountains

USE285
Barbara Medina, Victor Medina
Falcon Press
2002
256
0762710829
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A colorful field guide to the wildflowers of the Appalachians that features 264 species of wildflowers, found from Massachusetts to northern Virginia. With color photographs, drawings and descriptions.
$24.95

Shenandoah National Park Map

USS304
National Geographic Maps
Trails Illustrated
2015
2
0925873861
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map of the park, shown at a scale of 1:75,000. Printed on tear-resistant, waterproof paper.
$11.95

Gilead

USW441
Marilynne Robinson
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2005
240
031242440X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A story about fathers and sons whose family history intersects with the U.S. Civil War. Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
$16.00

The Civil War Battlefield Guide

USA410
Frances H. Kennedy (Editor)
Mariner Books
1998
528
0395740126
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This definitive guide to 384 battles includes color photographs, maps and contributions by leading historians including James McPherson, Stephen Sears and Edwin Bearss.
$35.00

For Kids

If You Lived at the Time of the American Revolution

USA41
Kay Moore, Daniel O'Leary (Illustrator)
Scholastic Inc.
1998
80
0590674447
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
One in Scholastic's nonfiction series about daily life and customs throughout history, this one focusing on the eastern seaboard of the U.S. in the second half of the 18th century. With colorful illustrations and the kinds of interesting facts that draw young readers in.
$6.99

Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?

USA43
Jean Fritz, Margot Tomes (Illustrator)
Penguin Putnam
1997
48
0698114396
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A witty illustrated biography of the famous orator.
$6.99

Eyewitness Civil War

USA46
John Stanchak
DK Publishing
2015
72
1465433600
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The Civil War gets the big-picture treatment in this Eyewitness book, which features photographs and illustrations of costumes, household appliances, weapons and other artifacts.
$19.99

Stonewall's Gold

USS298
Robert J. Mrazek
St. Martin's Press
2000
240
0312254229
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A fast-paced adventure yarn set against the backdrop of the Civil War.
$18.99