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One Man Great Enough: Abraham Lincoln's Road to Civil War

By: Waugh, John C.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Mariner Books: 2009

Seller ID: 2208449

ISBN: 0156034638

Condition: Near Fine


Pages very faintly toned. 2009 Trade Paperback. 479 pp. How did Abraham Lincoln, long held as a paragon of presidential bravery and principled politics, find his way to the White House? How did he become this one man great enough to risk the fate of the nation on the well-worn but cast-off notion that all men are created equal?Here award-winning historian John C. Waugh takes us on Lincoln’s road to the Civil War. From Lincoln's first public rejection of slavery to his secret arrival in the capital, from his stunning debates with Stephen Douglas to his contemplative moments considering the ... View more info

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The Class of 1846: From West Point to Appomattox: Stonewall Jackson, George McClellan and Their Brothers

By: Waugh, John C.; McPherson, James M.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Warner Books: 1994

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2275470

ISBN: 0446515949

Condition: Very Good


Spine slightly cocked, otherwise an excellent copy. 1994 Hard Cover. xvi, 635 pp. No single class of West Point--or possibly any academy--has been so indelibly written into history as the one that graduated form the US Military Academy at West Point in 1846. It fought in three wars, produced 20 generals, and left the nation a lasting legacy of bravery, brilliance, and bloodshed. THE CLASS OF 1846 is the fascinating chronicle of this singular group of men, their training their personalities, and the events in which they made their name and met their fate. In this book, we come to know the Class... View more info

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The Class of 1846: From West Point to Appomattox: Stonewall Jackson, George McClellan and Their Brothers

By: Waugh, John C.; McPherson, James M.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Warner Books: 1994

Seller ID: 2283552

ISBN: 0446515949

Condition: Good


Jacket lightly rubbed, ink name on endpaper. 1994 Hard Cover. xvi, 635 pp. No single class of West Point--or possibly any academy--has been so indelibly written into history as the one that graduated form the US Military Academy at West Point in 1846. It fought in three wars, produced 20 generals, and left the nation a lasting legacy of bravery, brilliance, and bloodshed. THE CLASS OF 1846 is the fascinating chronicle of this singular group of men, their training their personalities, and the events in which they made their name and met their fate. In this book, we come to know the Class of 184... View more info

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England in the Reign of Edward III (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks)

By: Waugh, Scott L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cambridge at the University Press: 1991

Seller ID: 2289120

ISBN: 0521325102

Condition: Good


Top edge of jacket lightly bumped. Pencil underlining. 1991 Hard Cover. xi, 303 pp. The reign of Edward III is usually remembered for his stirring victories over the French and Scots. Yet these triumphs occurred against a domestic backdrop of economic upheaval, crime, high taxation and the Black Death. Edward's ability to pursue his ambitions amid such challenges shows the effectiveness of his leadership and the resilience of English institutions. This book examines the strains on English life in this remarkable era, and shows how an interlocking network of hierarchies at each level enabled Ed... View more info

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The Northern Railroads in the Civil War, 1861-1865

By: Weber, Thomas

Price: $50.00

Publisher: King's Crown Press, Columbia University: 1952

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2195118

Condition: Very Good


1953 2nd printing. Spine & edges faded. 1952 Hard Cover. xii, 318 pp. 8vo. A history of Union railways during the American Civil War. From the foreword: '... this book tries to establish a relationship between the railroads and the war, to note how the war affected railroad activities, and how in turn railroad experience affected the events of the war... and provided for the North a necessary element of victory.' View more info

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Betty's Wartime Diary 1939-1945

By: Webley, Nicholas (editor)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Thorogood: 2003

Seller ID: 2208517

ISBN: 1854182218

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2003 Trade Paperback. The wartime writings of Betty, a woman with tremendous recollection of the war years but that would like to remain anonymous. View more info

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The Roman Imperial Army

By: Webster, Graham

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 1986

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2280895

ISBN: 0389205907

Condition: Good


Third edition. Lightly stained. 1986 Hard Cover. Illustrated study of the organization, tactics, equipment, weapons, and military engagements of the early Roman Empire. View more info

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The Thirty Years War

By: Wedgwood, C.V.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Routledge: 1989

Seller ID: 2291537

ISBN: 0415045746

Condition: Good


Light water damage. 1989 Trade Paperback. 542 pp. Europe in 1618 was riven between Protestants and Catholics, Bourbon and Hapsburg--as well as empires, kingdoms, and countless principalities. After angry Protestants tossed three representatives of the Holy Roman Empire out the window of the royal castle in Prague, world war spread from Bohemia with relentless abandon, drawing powers from Spain to Sweden into a nightmarish world of famine, disease, and seemingly unstoppable destruction. View more info

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Eisenhower's Lieutenants: The Campaigns of France and Germany, 1944-1945

By: Weigley, Russell F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Indiana University Press: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2284467

ISBN: 0253206081

Condition: Near Fine


Faint smudges on bottom page ridge. 1990 Trade Paperback. xviii, 800 pp. The fullest account yet of the climactic campaign in northwestern Europe, from the planning of D-Day through the German surrender, with an interesting focus on the personalities involved in shaping the Allied forces, plans, and operations. And Weigley, an established military historian (History of the United States Army, The American Way of War), offers not tattle - per David Irving's current The War Between the Generals - but insights and analysis. Thus, we see Eisenhower's unusual inclination to guide rather than to ord... View more info

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A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II

By: Weinberg, Gerhard L.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203858

ISBN: 0521443172

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top page ridge foxed.Near Fine. 1994 Hard Cover. xix, 1178 pp. This is the first general history of World War II to be based both on the existing literature and on extensive work in British, American and German archives. It covers all the theaters of war, the weaponry used, and developments on the home front. Taking a global perspective, the work deals with all belligerents and relates events in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific to each other. The role of diplomacy and strategy, of intelligence and espionage, and the impact of war upon so... View more info

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The Civil War (Facts America Series)

By: Weiner, Eric

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Smithmark: 1992

Seller ID: 2179094

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy.No Jacket - Pictorial Cover. 1992 Large Hardcover. An easy-to-read overview of the Civil War, with loads of color illustrations and b&w photographs. View more info

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A Weekend With the Great War: Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Great War Interconference Seminar, Lisle, Illinois, 16-18 September 1994

By: Weingartner, Steven

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Cantigny: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1773588

ISBN: 1572490624

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1997 Hard Cover. 296 pp. This volume examines the crisis of 1914-18 in papers and related texts presented at a 1994 seminar jointly sponsored by the Great War Society and the Western Front Association. The contributors from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, France, Belgium, and Russia explore a range of topics, including the mysterious death of German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron), and the even more mysterious life of British master spy Sidney Reilly; American heroes and Canadian prisoners; German soldiers; French fortifications at Verdun; the doomed... View more info

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A Stillness Heard Round the World: The End of the Great War: November 1918

By: Weintraub, Stanley

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Truman Talley Books / E.P. Dutton: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201726

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Laid in are two letters from the author, both signed, responding to the previous owner's assistance in providing research material for the book. Also laid in is a copy of a letter to the author describing materials being sent, stapled to a related magazine page. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 467 pp. 8vo. Black & white photographs. Stanley Weintraub recreates the days leading up to the armistice and documents the reactions of survivors on both sides of the front. A major evocation of the last days of the Great War, A Stillness Heard Round the ... View more info

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MacArthur's War : Korea and the Undoing of an American Hero

By: Weintraub, Stanley

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Free Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205420

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink name on front endpaper. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Douglas MacArthur towers over twentieth-century American history. His fame is based chiefly on his World War II service in the Philippines. Yet Korea, America's forgotten war, was far more MacArthur's War -- and it remains one of our most brutal and frightening. In just three years thirty-five thousand Americans lost their lives -- more than three times the rate of losses in Vietnam. Korea, like Vietnam, was a breeding ground for the crimes of war. To this day, six thousand Americans remai... View more info

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A Christmas Far from Home: An Epic Tale of Courage and Survival During the Korean War

By: Weintraub, Stanley

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 2014

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2295404

ISBN: 0306824132

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2014 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 286 pp. In the tradition of his Silent Night and Pearl Harbor Christmas, historian Stanley Weintraub presents another gripping narrative of a wartime Christmas season—the epic story of the 1950 holiday season in Korea, when American troops faced extreme cold, a determined enemy, and long odds. View more info

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Long Day's Journey into War: December 7, 1941

By: Weintraub, Stanley

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208533

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Presents a global analysis of the twenty-four hours that thrust the United States into World War II, featuring interviews with survivors and a detailed countdown of events that led to the attack on Pearl Harbor. View more info

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Long Day's Journey into War: December 7, 1941

By: Weintraub, Stanley

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Truman Talley Books: 1991

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2203866

ISBN: 0525933441

Condition: Near Fine


Ink name to front endpaper.Jacket edges bumped. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 706 pp. Recaptures the whirlwind events sweeping the globe on the most momentous day of the 20th cent. Brings the worldwide scope of the major turning point of WW2 to life. In Washington, the U.S. & Japanese governments move toward confrontation. In Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito listens for the first reports of war. Japanese landings in SE Asia are timed to coincide with carrier-plane & suicide-sub attacks on Hawaii. In Russia, the German onslaught crests against the counterattacks of the R... View more info

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General Sherman's Christmas: Savannah, 1864

By: Weintraub, Stanley

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2166806

Condition: Near Fine


First Edition. An exceptional copy.Near Fine. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Historian Stanley Weintraub, author of Silent Night, combines two winning topics—Christmas and the Civil War—in General Sherman’s Christmas, new from Smithsonian Books. Focusing on the holiday season of 1864, when General Sherman relentlessly pushed his troops across Georgia to capture Savannah, General Sherman’s Christmas includes the voices of soldiers and civilians on both sides of the conflict and is illustrated with striking period prints, making it the perfect holiday pres... View more info

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General Sherman's Christmas: Savannah, 1864

By: Weintraub, Stanley

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Smithsonian Books/Harper: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265358

ISBN: 0061702986

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 238 pp. Historian Stanley Weintraub, author of Silent Night, combines two winning topics—Christmas and the Civil War—in General Sherman’s Christmas, new from Smithsonian Books. Focusing on the holiday season of 1864, when General Sherman relentlessly pushed his troops across Georgia to capture Savannah, General Sherman’s Christmas includes the voices of soldiers and civilians on both sides of the conflict and is illustrated with striking period prints, making it the perfect holiday present fo... View more info

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The Last Flight of the Luftwaffe: The Fate of Schulungslehrgang Elbe, 7 April 1945

By: Weir, Adrian

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Arms & Armour: 1997

Seller ID: 2203948

ISBN: 1854093002

Condition: Near Fine


1997 Hard Cover. 192 pp. By April 1945, Germany was well on its way to losing the war, suffering an onslaught from the Soviets on the East and ceaseless bombardment by British and U.S. planes on the West. The German command chose to fight back with a small-scale operation requiring only limited resources: they sent relatively inexperienced pilots from the famed Luftwaffe on a suicide mission flying directly into a formation of U.S. bombers. Follow this death-defying and little-known story in minute-by-minute detail. Includes black-and-white photographs. View more info

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Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England

By: Weir, Alison

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285032

ISBN: 0345453190

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top corner of rear jacket flap bumped. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxi, 487 pp. Isabella arrived in London in 1308, the spirited twelve-year-old daughter of King Philip IV of France. Her marriage to the heir to England’s throne was designed to heal old political wounds between the two countries, and in the years that followed, she would become an important figure, a determined and clever woman whose influence would come to last centuries. But Queen Isabella’s political machinations led generations of historians to malign her, earning her a ... View more info

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Mistress of the Monarchy: The Life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster

By: Weir, Alison

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285033

ISBN: 0345453239

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxii, 392 pp. Acclaimed author Alison Weir has been prolific with her books on English royalty covering everything from the Houses of York and Lancaster to the reigns of the Tudors and beyond. Now this remarkable historian brings to life the extraordinary tale of the woman who was ancestor to them all: Katherine Swynford, a royal mistress who was to become one of the most crucial figures in the history of the British royal dynasties. Born in the mid-fourteenth century, Katherine de Roët was only twelve ... View more info

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Modern Medea: A Family Story of Slavery and Child-Murder from the Old South

By: Weisenburger, Steven

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hill and Wang: 1999

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2199191

ISBN: 0809069539

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Faint stain to page edges, pages lightly foxed.Sticker adhesive to jacket front, sticker to jacket rear. 1999 Hard Cover. xiii, 352 pp. The first in-depth historical account of the events that inspired Toni Morrison's novel Beloved.In the middle of a frigid Sunday night in January 1856, a twenty-two-year-old Kentucky slave named Margaret Garner gathered up her family and raced north, toward Cincinnati and freedom. But Margaret's master followed just hours behind and soon had the fugitives surrounded. Thinking all was lost, Margaret seized a butcher knife and nearly decapitated he... View more info

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A Vermont Cavalryman in War & Love: The Civil War Letters of Brevet Major General William Wells and Anna Richardson

By: Wells, William; Richardson, Anna; Hoffman, Elliott W.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Schroeder Publications: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1875061

ISBN: 1889246514

Condition: Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2007 Hard Cover. xxxii, 544 pp. William Wells has the distinction of being one of the few men to rise from the rank of private to brevet major general. Through Wells letters, the reader will become familiar with the inner workings of one of the most successful cavalry regiments in the Civil War capturing 39 cannon, three flags, and 1,000 prisoners in the course of 73 engagements. This new primary source material is appealing to those with various interests in the Civil War outside Wells and the 1st Vermont Cavalry. Wells was captured by Confederate Colonel J... View more info

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The Civil War: A Complete Military History

By: Welsh, Douglas

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Bison Books: 1981

Seller ID: 2020029

Condition: Very Good


Ink gift note on front endpaper, edges slightly faded.Very Good. 1981 Large Hardcover. 192 pp. Color and black & white illustrations throughout text, including maps. View more info

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The USA in World War I (Americans at War)

By: Welsh, Douglas

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Bison Books Limited, London: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1794673

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes original jacket. Very Good. 1982 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 64 pp. Profusely illustrated history of America's role in World War I. Includes a number of color reproductions of WWI era posters such as Christy's 'I Wish I Were a Man' recruitment poster for the U.S. Navy. View more info

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Iron Coffins: A Personal Account of the German U-Boat Battles of World War II

By: Werner, Herbert A.; Beach, Captain Edward L.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 2002

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2285445

ISBN: 030681160X

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2002 Trade Paperback. xviii, 329 pp. The former German U-boat commander Herbert Werner navigates readers through the waters of World War II, recounting four years of the most significant and savage battles. By war's end, 28,000 out of 39,000 German sailors had disappeared beneath the waves. View more info

Image for This Wounded Land: The Era of Reconstruction, 1865-1877

This Wounded Land: The Era of Reconstruction, 1865-1877

By: Werstein, Irving

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press: 1970

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2297115

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Faint stain to front jacket panel, minor general wear to jacket. Front hinge starting. 1970 Hard Cover. ix, 176 pp. Opening with a view of the political, economic, and social structure of Southern society before the War, Mr. Werstein then traces the problems of Reconstruction through to their solution, from Lincoln's plans for rebuilding the South and reuniting the Union, through Johnson's policies, Grant's administrations, and the election of Rutherford B. Hayes. View more info

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Gettysburg: Day Three

By: Wert, Jeffry D.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Touchstone: 2002

Seller ID: 2208391

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear. 2002 Trade Paperback. Jeffry D. Wert re-creates the last day of the bloody Battle of Gettysburg in astonishing detail, taking readers from Meade's council of war to the seven-hour struggle for Culp's Hill -- the most sustained combat of the entire engagement. Drawing on hundreds of sources, including more than 400 manuscript collections, he offers brief excerpts from the letters and diaries of soldiers. He also introduces heroes on both sides of the conflict -- among them General George Greene, the oldest general on the battlefield, who led the Union troops at Culp's Hill. View more info

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A Brotherhood of Valor: The Common Soldiers of the Stonewall Brigade, C.S.A., and the Iron Brigade, U.S.A

By: Wert, Jeffry D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273170

ISBN: 0684824353

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 413, [3] pp. This unusual and moving chronicle covers some of the most important battles of the Civil War -- Sharpsburg (Antietam), Gettysburg, and Chancellorsville -- through the stories of the two brigades who confronted each other on the bloody fields of battle. Drawing on original source material, Jeffry Wert reconstructs the drama and terrors of war through the eyes of the ordinary men who became members of two of the most respected fighting units of their respective armies, the Stonewall Brigade of the Confeder... View more info