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Top 5 civil war books on the battle of antietam and the maryland. The best civil war books of all time analysis civil. Like the united states as a whole, maryland was a society divided against itself. I still assign this to graduate students as an example of historical writing at its best and for its deployment of the concept. Hes grown a lot since the day the civil war was declared, hes now 21 yearsold, hes as tall as his father, thanks to all the years of being in battle hes grown. The girls of gettysburg by bobbi miller, fields of fury by james m. Michael russert civil war news a handsomely designed book, the author tells the story of the divisions that kept marylanders in contention with one another during the civil war. Books about the civil war, including fiction and non fiction selections.

The 14 best books about the spanish civil war the local. As the civil war rages, amelias maryland town is beset by divisions. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Christian inspirational historical fiction military heroes through history book 2.

A novel of the civil war six days in september provides the best that historical. In the four border states the proportion of slaves and slaveowners was less than half what it was in the eleven states that seceded. In his book battle cry of freedom james mcpherson wrote the following. This is the third of kathleens six books about the american civil war. A novel of the civil war is an alternate history novel written by newt. Michael shaara shelved 28 times as civil war fiction avg rating 4. In the four border states the proportion of slaves and slaveowners was less than half what. Updated to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the spanish civil war, prestons detailed account. Cox wrote this book fill a gap in publications concerning maryland s role in the civil war. Often overlooked in the study of war and especially the civil war is its devastating effects on civilians. I wrote this book, as something of an afterthought to my lectures on maryland in the civil war at chesapeake college, on maryland s eastern shore.

Senate, concerning the arrest of members of the maryland. There are several broad categories of civil war book, and the varied types warrant examination. Government printing office, online, cornell university. The american civil war is one piece of history that is filled with treats for fans of the. Prior to the american civil war 18611865, the paxmores form the maryland link of the underground railroad. The story deals with several families living in the chesapeake bay area around virginia and maryland, from 1583 to 1978.

Following is a selection of primary sources on maryland and the civil war available at the central librarystate library resource center. Not really a civil war book, but crucial to understanding all other civil war books. A romantic civil war epic in which scarlet o hara, a forceful and ruthless heroine, and rhett butler, a war profiteer, play out their tempestuous love affair against the background of the war. Ive always held a measure of fascination over the civil war, and now. Jamie harrisons compelling debut is a gothic mystery plunked down in the. Books about united states history civil war, 18611865 fiction sorted by popularity project gutenberg. Use the list below to locate a specific specialist bookseller or book. Project gutenberg offers 61,672 free ebooks for kindle, ipad, nook, android, and iphone.

Civil war book list by the new york times far more books have been written about the civil war than about any other event in american history, and lincolns stack of books towers over that of any other. My father fought there and handed me the book, saying, it was just as he describes. She is a recently retired professor of history at stevenson university. Despite some popular support for the cause of the confederate states of america, maryland would not secede during the civil war. Gifted and cursed with the ability to see the future, mildred groves takes a position at the hanford research center in the early 1940s. Howard bahr, awardwinning author of the black flower and the judas field. These mustread books cover both fiction and nonfiction about the war. During the american civil war 18611865, maryland, a slave state, was one of the border states, straddling the south and north. Theres a huge market now in swordandsandal historical fiction drawing on the chaos of roman politics and wars.

The civil war in maryland daniel carroll toomey on. With maryland women in the civil war, claudia floyd illuminates the powerful emotions of a wide range of women, whose letters and diaries reveal the degree to which they engaged with issues such as unionism, secession, slavery and civil liberties. This list of novels about the civil war is sponsored by the cassandra, the new novel by sharma shields, winner of the washington state book award. He admits that more stories in the book are from the confederate side, and while he is not a professional historian, he has tried to be as accurate as possible. Currently she volunteers at monocacy national battlefield and is an active member of the society of women and the civil war. Barbara jeanne fields, slavery and freedom on the middle ground. Fiction and nonfiction books about or set during the american civil war. The nonfiction history of the civilians in the sharpsburg, maryland area who were. The more i looked into the subject, the more fascinating it became. Thus the perennial popularity of books about the civil war.

Weve partnered with the hit pbs show mercy street to curate a list of the most interesting reads on the civil war. I love books about the american civil war whether they are fact or fiction. Maryland voices of the civil war deserves to be in the library of anyone interested in mid19th century american history. Torn between north and south, maryland experienced the civil war. Top 5 civil war books on the battle of antietam and the maryland campaign of 1862. Marylands civil war photographs presents the largest collection of original. A list of 100 of the best civil war books, spanning several decades and genres. Mcpherson, civil war on sunday by mary pope osborne, the.

The spanish civil war reaction, revolution and revenge paul preston. One of the most popular categories of these books tells much of the tale of the larger war. Maryland history civil war, 18611865 correspondence between s. The 35th regiment, maine volunteer infantry is a fictional volunteer regiment maine really raised 32 infantry regiments during the american civil war. Official records of the union and confederate armies, u. Six days in september is a novel of lees army in maryland by alexander b. Claudia floyd is the author of maryland women in the civil war. Battle cry of freedom 1988 by james mcpherson mcphersons classic stands out as a lucid, beautifully written, balanced account of the civil war. A list of 100 wonderful, mustread books about the civil war. From james mcphersons definitive history to tony horwitzs adventures among obsessives, here are the 11 best books on the civil war in time for. Other wars have been bigger, but none have been more important to american history. And one rode west by heather graham, one wore blue by heather graham, and one wore gray by heather graham, ashes in t. Winner of the founders award from the american civil war museumthe most contentious event in our nations history, the civil war deeply divided families, friends, and communities.

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