Too Useful to Sacrifice: Reconsidering George B. McClellan's Generalship in the Maryland Campaign from South Mountain to Antietam

The importance of Robert E Lee s first movement north of the Potomac River in September 1862 is difficult to overstate After his string of successes in Virginia, a decisive Confederate victory in Maryland or Pennsylvania may well have spun the war in an entirely different direction Why he and his

Mustard Seed

The bestselling author of Yellow Crocus returns with a haunting and tender story of three women returning to the plantation they once called home Oberlin, Ohio, 1868 Lisbeth Johnson was born into privilege in the antebellum South Jordan Freedman was born a slave to Mattie, Lisbeth s beloved nurse

Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times

From a preeminent presidential historian comes a groundbreaking and often surprising narrative of America s wartime chief executives It sometimes seems, in retrospect, as if America has been almost continuously at war Ten years in the research and writing, Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial,

Varina

In his powerful fourth novel, Charles Frazier returns to the time and place of Cold Mountain, vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War With her marriage prospects limited, teenage Varina Howell agrees to wed the much older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects a

The Underground Abductor (An Abolitionist Tale about Harriet Tubman) (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales, #5)

Araminta Ross was born a slave in Delaware in the early 19th century Slavery meant that her family could be ripped apart at any time, and that she could be put to work in dangerous places and for abusive people But north of the Mason Dixon line, slavery was illegal If she could run away and make