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The Civil War: Most Hallowed Ground

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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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Mid-Atlantic States Map

USS08
Mad Maps
2013
1
193391193X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A regional map of the Mid-Atlantic states and the Chesapeake Bay
$14.95

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

Lincoln on War

WAR153
Harold Holzer
Algonguin
2011
320
1565123786
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Holzer turns to Lincoln's own writings and speeches for this illuminating collection of the great president' thoughts on war.
$24.95

Moon Handbook Virginia, Including Washington D.C.

USE321
Katie Githens
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
372
1631213970
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact guidebook covers Virginia and the Capital region. It combines text on history, culture and nature with practical information for travelers, and it features plenty of photographs, maps and illustrations.
$17.99

Antietam National Battlefield Map

USS199
Trailhead Graphics
MapLink
2
1883271061
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Part of a series of Civil War battlefield maps, this is a map of the park and battlefield in Antietam.
$11.95

Gettysburg National Military Park Map

USE193
Trailhead Graphics
Trailhead Graphics
2
1883271037
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of the park and battlefield in Gettysburg.
$9.95

Washington, DC Map

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Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2008
2
3897071037
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, folded map of the capital at a scale of 1:15,000.
$8.95

Eyewitness Guide Washington D.C.

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Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
236
1465439692
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An on-the-ground guide to Washington D.C., featuring color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a district-by-district synopsis of the city's attractions. Handsome, comprehensive and superb.
$23.00

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

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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

Civil War, Fort Sumter to Appomattox

USA546
Gary Gallagher
Stylus
2014
352
1782006435
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Gallagher’s treatment of the Civil War focuses on its cultural and historical significance. Using his expertise as a historian, he goes through more than 10,000 battles and skirmishes for a complete overview of the entire "War Between the States."
$30.00

Confederates in the Attic

USS35
Tony Horwitz
Random House
1999
406
067975833x
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Dispatched from the Unfinished Civil War," this book reveals the strange world of the re-enactors, unreconstructed confederates and others whose ongoing interest and involvement in the War Between the States provide an intriguing cultural portrait of the southern and mid-Atlantic states.
$17.00

Crossroads of Freedom, Antietam

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James McPherson
Oxford University Press
2004
224
0195173309
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson's riveting account of the Battle of Antietam, one of the Civil War's most important -- and bloodiest -- battles.
$15.95

Fields of Honor, Pivotal Battles of the Civil War

WAR124
Edwin C. Bearss, James McPherson (Foreword)
National Geographic
2007
488
1426200935
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A former chief historian of the National Parks Service and a renowned Civil War historian, Bearss details 14 of the war's major battles, including Gettysburg and Vicksburg.
$15.95

Gods and Generals

USS524
Jeff Shaara
Ballantine Books
1997
512
0345409574
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this epic novel, Shaara traces the lives, passions, and careers of the great military leaders from the first gathering clouds of the Civil War.
$17.00

Great Maps of the Civil War, Pivotal Battles and Campaigns

USA411
William J. Miller
Aa Balkema
2004
48
1558539999
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This ingenious book features 32 removable full-color, annotated archival maps from the civil war period.
$39.99

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

Stars in Their Courses, The Gettysburg Campaign June-July 1863

USE191
Shelby Foote
Modern Library
1994
290
0679601120
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Shelby Foote's gift for prose makes this military history a page-turning narrative, deftly capturing the monumental battle in a concise, informative text. Like all of his writing, Foote composed this volume with an old fashioned nib pen (he hated typewriters).
$24.00

Team of Rivals

USA128
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2006
916
0743270754
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Goodwin explores how Lincoln transformed three former political opponents into essential members of his cabinet.
$22.00

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, A Concise History

WAR173
Louis Masur
Oxford University Press
2011
118
0199740488
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Masur brings remarkable clarity to the origins of the terrible war, battles and outcome in this incisive pocket history.
$18.95

Abraham Lincoln

USA147
Thomas Keneally
Penguin Putnam
2008
192
0143114751
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An elegant, brief biography of the Kentucky-born political hero.
$15.00

Jefferson and Monticello, The Biography of a Builder

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John McLaughlin
Henry Holt and Company
1990
481
0805014632
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A detailed account of the painstaking design and construction of Monticello, the slaves and artisans who labored on its behalf, and a portrait of daily colonial life in Virginia.
$23.00

Cloudsplitter

USS196
Russell Banks
HarperCollins
1999
758
0060930861
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The incomparable Russell Banks tries his hand at historical fiction. Owen Brown, son of John Brown, is the narrator, telling the story of his father and how the events of the great abolitionist's life have ultimately shaped his own. Epic, well researched and powerful.
$16.99

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 Killer Angels

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Michael Shaara
Ballantine Books
1996
400
034540727X
PAPER
Literature
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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

The Lincoln Anthology

GEN489
Harold Holzer (Editor)
Library of America
2009
964
159853033X
HARD COVER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Walt Whitman, W.B Dubois, Carl Sandburg, Winston Churchill, Marianne Moore and Garry Wills are all included in this diverse collection.
$40.00

The Smoke at Dawn, A Novel of the Civil War

USM254
Jeff Shaara
Ballantine Books
2015
448
0345527429
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The third title in Jeff Shaara’s acclaimed Civil War series. In the summer of 1863, the Union Army of the Cumberland already has great momentum from their victory at Vicksburg. They set the stage for a decisive confrontation at Chattanooga that could determine the outcome of the war.
$17.00

A Rich Spot of Earth, Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello

USE549
Peter J. Hatch
Yale University Press
2014
280
0300208626
PAPER
Natural History
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0
0
0
Director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello since 1977, Peter Hatch showcases Jefferson's magnificently restored vegetable garden in this richly detailed, beautifully illustrated guide and history. Hatch covers not just garden design and restoration but also discusses Jefferson's favorite vegetables and the Virginian, French-inflected cuisine he developed, and gardening traditions he adapted from other lands. Alice Waters provides the foreword.
$27.50

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Fodor's Washington D.C.'s 25 Best

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Fodors
Fodor's
2016
128
0147546249
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A shirt-pocket guide with an excellent pull-out map and essential information on museums, sightseeing, restaurants, shopping, hotels and nightlife.
$13.99

Africans in America, America's Journey through Slavery

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Charles Johnson, Patricia Smith, WBGH Series Research Team
Harvest Books
1999
512
0156008548
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A powerful collaborative effort that paints a vivid picture of the history of slavery in America and celebrates the brave Africans who managed to preserve their heritage as they endured so many hardships.
$38.95

American City, Southern Place: A Cultural History of Antebellum Richmond

USS330
Gregg D. Kimball
University of Georgia Press
2003
336
0820322342
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of Richmond before the Civil War, highlighting the social structure and cultural divisions between the city's various residents.
$30.95