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The Last Runaway
Tracy Chevalier

CHEVALIER

Forced to leave England and struggling with illness in the wake of a family tragedy, Quaker Honor Bright is forced to rely on strangers in the harsh landscape of 1850 Ohio and is compelled to join the Underground Railroad network to help runaway slaves escape to freedom.


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Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
Jennifer Chiaverini

CHIAVERINI

This book presents a stunning account of the friendship that blossomed between Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Keckley, a former slave who gained her professional reputation in Washington, D.C. by outfitting the city’s elite.


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Cold Mountain
Charles Frazier

FRAZIER

Wounded and disillusioned by the fighting at Petersburg, a Confederate soldier decides to walk back to his home in the Blue Ridge Mountains and to Ada, the woman he loved three years before. At the same time, Ada is trying to revive her father’s derelict farm and to survive in a world where certainties have been swept away.


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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Doris Kearns Goodwin

HISTORY US CIVWAR GOO

This book illuminates Lincoln’s political genius, as the one-term congressman rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals to become president. That Lincoln succeeded was because of his extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to understand their motives and desires. It was this that enabled Lincoln to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history.


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Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War
Tony Horwitz

HISTORY US CIVWAR HOR

Plotted in secret, launched in the dark, John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry was a pivotal moment in U.S. history. Brown, the descendant of New England Puritans, saw slavery as a sin against America’s founding principles. Unlike most abolitionists, he was willing to take up arms, and in 1859 he prepared for battle at a hideout in Maryland.


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The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War (Modern Library)
Michael Shaara

SHAARA

The book centers around the key battle of the war: the battle of Gettysburg. In July of 1863, the Confederate Army, led by General Robert E. Lee, invaded the North, in order to deal a fatal blow to the Union Army. Lee’s right hand man was the loyal General Longstreet. Opposing them was General George Meade. In the four most bloody and courageous days of the Civil War, their armies fought, one side for freedom and the other side for tradition.


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The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War
Daniel Stashower

HISTORY US CIVWAR STA

The book uncovers the riveting true story of the “Baltimore Plot,” an audacious conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln on the eve of the Civil War while the president-elect was traveling by train to his inauguration.


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Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer (P.S.)
James L. Swanson

HISTORY US CIVWAR SWA

Dramatically portraying John Wilkes Booth’s brutal crime and pulse-pounding escape, Swanson takes listeners on the unrelenting chase for the killer. Having sacrificed his wealth and theatrical legacy for a single bullet, the frantic Booth flees from D.C.’s streets, through Maryland’s marshes, and into Virginia’s woodlands. Trying to soothe the stunned nation, federal and local authorities launch a manhunt to capture Lincoln’s elusive murderer.


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Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year
David Von Drehle

HISTORY US CIVWAR VON

As 1862 dawned, the American republic was at death’s door. The government appeared overwhelmed, the U.S. Treasury was broke, and the Union’s top general was gravely ill. The Confederacy had a clear view to victory. To a remarkable extent, the survival of the country depended on the judgment, cunning, and resilience of the unschooled frontier lawyer who had recently been elected president, Abraham Lincoln.


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Andersonville
DRA DVD AND / NOT RATED

The Civil War explodes, air thick with musket fire, soil drenched with the blood of kinsmen, bodies piling up like cords of wood. In the madness and fury, a small group of Union soldiers fall into the hands of the Confederate army. Overnight, they find themselves herded aboard a prison train bound for the deepest regions of the South, to a slice of Hell carved out of the Georgia clay known as Andersonville.


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The History Channel Civil War 15 Episode Collection : Most Daring Mission of the Civil War , April 1865 , Battlefield Detectives Antietam , Battlefield Detectives Gettysburg , Battlefield Detectives Shiloh , Secret Missions of the Civil War , Lost Battle
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Utilizing rare diary entries, photographs, and modern-day re-enactments, explores every aspect of the Civil War; produced by the History Channel.


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Cold Mountain (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
DRA DVD COL / R

Inman, a young Confederate soldier, who is injured during the explosive 1864 battle of Petersburg, Virginia, is struggling to make his way home to Cold Mountain, NC, where his beloved Ada awaits him. In Inman’s absence, Ada befriends Ruby, who helps her keep up her late father’s farm. Meanwhile, in his travels, Inman encounters a menagerie of interesting and colorful characters.


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The Conspirator (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
DRA DVD CON / PG-13

DRA DVD C

In the wake of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt, owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth, planned the simultaneous attacks.


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Gettysburg
DRA DVD GET / PG

Civil War drama depicting the events and personal struggles of the Union and Confederate soldiers at the Battle of Gettysburg; based on the book The Killer Angels.


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