This is one of those rare books that combine all the elements of an outstanding work of history by blending an interesting topic, thorough research, and excellent writing to present the best portrayal of antebellum filibustering to date.
Paludan's book is important not only as the first comprehensive account of Northern society during the Civil War since Emerson Fites's Social and Industrial Conditions in the North During the Civil War (1910), but also because it brings together many recent contributions to Civil War Era scholarship published in monographs and periodicals.
v. 1. The coming fury.--v. 2. Terrible swift sword.--v. 3. Never call retreat
Catton’s superb trilogy on the Army of the Potomac emphasizes the gritty determination of private soldiers despite the incompetent commanders who led them so often to defeat until Grant finally took charge.
The Battle of Antietam, fought on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest single day in American history, with more than 6,000 soldiers killed--four times the number lost on D-Day, and twice the number killed in the September 11th terrorist attacks.
In this penetrating examination of African American politics and culture, Paul Ortiz throws a powerful light on the struggle of black Floridians to create the first statewide civil rights movement against Jim Crow.