American Civil War

The American Civil War (1861–1865) was a civil war in the United States of America. Eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America, also known as "the Confederacy". Led by Jefferson Davis, the Confederacy fought for its independence from the United States.

The Yankee Widow
Spying on the South: Travels with Frederick Law Olmsted in a Fractured Land
With This Pledge (Carnton, #1)
Sister of Mine
Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen: A Novel
Fallen Land
The Fateful Lightning (Civil War: 1861-1865, Western Theater, #4)
Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South
The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War
Mrs. Lincoln's Rival
Christmas at Carnton (Carnton, #0.5)
Fates and Traitors
Seduced (Into the Wild, #1)
Shades of Honor (Grayson Brothers, #1)
William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country: A Life
Gone with the Wind
The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2)
Battle Cry of Freedom
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Cold Mountain
The Red Badge of Courage
Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War
Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
March
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever (The Killing of Historical Figures)
The Civil War, Vol. 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian
Gods and Generals (The Civil War Trilogy, #1)
The Civil War, Vol. 3: Red River to Appomattox
Gone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Killer Angels by Michael ShaaraCold Mountain by Charles FrazierBane of the Innocent by Oliver PhippsThe Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
Best Civil War Fiction
70 books — 24 voters

John Adams by David McCulloughTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinWashington by Ron ChernowThe President and the Assassin by Scott  MillerDestiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
Presidents Reading Project
44 books — 27 voters
The Killer Angels by Michael ShaaraGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Last Full Measure by Jeff ShaaraGods and Generals by Jeff ShaaraNorth and South by John Jakes
Great Fiction for Civil War Buffs
32 books — 35 voters

The Island at the Center of the World by Russell ShortoThe Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund MorrisA Shopkeeper's Millennium by Paul E. JohnsonThe Burned-Over District by Whitney R. CrossNorth Star Country by Milton C. Sernett
New York State History (nonfiction)
175 books — 25 voters
Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinManhunt by James L. SwansonLincoln by David Herbert DonaldLincoln by Gore VidalAbraham Lincoln by Seth Grahame-Smith
Best Books About Abraham Lincoln
88 books — 96 voters


S.C. Gwynne
The time for war has not yet come, but it will come, and that soon. And when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard.
S.C. Gwynne, Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

Shelby Foote
Grant was something rare in that or any war. He could learn from experience.
Shelby Foote, The Civil War, Vol. 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville

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