US Civil War

Broken Promises: A Novel of the Civil War

By Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman - Published 2011


In 1861, Charles Francis Adams, son of President John Quincy Adams, is sent by the new president, Abraham Lincoln, to serve as America’s ...Read Review

Irrepressible Conflict

By Chandler Tedholm - Published 2010



The tension arising between the North and South in the years before the American Civil War was intensified by John Brown’s raid ...Read Review

Escape by Night

By Laurie Myers - Published 2011


Children/Young Adult

This generously illustrated early chapter book is set in Augusta, Georgia, in 1863. Young Tommy McKnight feels the effects of the American Civil War ...Read Review

1861: The Civil War Awakening

By Adam Goodheart - Published 2011



The 150th anniversary of the American Civil War is certain to contribute an avalanche of histories and biographies to bookshelves already groaning under ...Read Review

Jenkins: Confederate Blockade Runner

By Emily Hill - Published 2011


This novel opens by following a trio of characters -– C. T. Jenkins, Lucy Davey, and John Peabody Colburn – in much biographical detail ...Read Review

Grant Me Timely Grace

By Timothy Woods - Published 2010



A spy thriller set in Washington DC during the American Civil War, Grant Me Timely Grace is relentless, grabbing you from page one ...Read Review

South By Southwest

By Johnny D. Boggs - Published 2011



Zeb Hogan has a mission to carry out for the Union’s 16th Wisconsin: find and kill the traitor Sergeant Ben DeVere. It ...Read Review

Boys of Wartime: Will at the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863

By Laurie Calkhoven - Published 2011


Children/Young AdultMilitary

Twelve-year-old Will Edmunds daydreams of military glory, but when 150,000 Confederate and Union troops engage in his hometown, Will discovers that the reasons for ...Read Review

Freedom Stone

By Jeffrey Kluger - Published 2011


Children/Young AdultTime-slip

Lillie is a slave on Greenfog plantation with her father, mother, and brother. Her father joins the Confederate Army for the promise of ...Read Review

The Stranger’s Secrets

By Beth Williamson - Published 2010



This historical romance with a mystery subplot is set during Reconstruction.  Tough-talking Sarah Spaulding leaves her family’s plantation in Virginia, a source ...Read Review