Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America

The story of how Congress helped win the Civil War a new perspective that puts the House and Senate, rather than Lincoln, at the center of the conflict A brilliantly argued new perspective on the Civil War that overturns the popular conception that Abraham Lincoln single handedly lead the Union to

Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War

Steve Inskeep tells the riveting story of John and Jessie Fr mont, the husband and wife team who in the 1800s were instrumental in the westward expansion of the United States, and thus became America s first great political couple In 1813, John Fr mont was born a nobody His mother conceived him out

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, Lisbeths beloved

Sister of Mine

When two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying highor to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress Little do they know that this place has an unusual history.Twelve

Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War

Steve Inskeep tells the riveting story of John and Jessie Fr mont, the husband and wife team who in the 1800s were instrumental in the westward expansion of the United States, and thus became America s first great political couple In 1813, John Fr mont was born a nobody His mother conceived him out

Major Impossible

The story of John Wesley Powell, the one armed geologist who explored the Grand Canyon John Wesley Powell 18341902 always had the spirit of adventure in him As a young man, he traveled all over the United States exploring When the Civil War began, Powell went to fight for the Union, and even

Mercer Girls

Its 1864 in downtrodden Lowell, Massachusetts The Civil War has taken its toll on the townleaving the economy in ruin and its women in dire straits That is, until Asa Mercer arrives on a peculiar, but providential, errand he seeks high minded women who can exert an elevating influence in Seattle,

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