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Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War
May 31 - June 12, 1864: The Battle of Cold Harbor was one of the Civil War's most dramatic and decisive engagements.

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Gods and Generals
 

Gods and Generals

Fans of Michael Shaara's 1974 Pulitzer Prize–winning Civil War novel The Killer Angels will enjoy this dramatic precursor to that story, presented with majestic sweep by Shaara's son. This is primarily the story of four men: Robert E. Lee, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, Winfield Scott Hancock, and Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, along with their wives, families, and the men who served with them on the field. As The Killer Angels gave readers a connection to the characters at ...... read more

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1864 was a long hard year in the American Civil War—though decisive victories had been won, it remained for Ulysses S. Grant's Union Army of the Potomac to pursue Robert E. Lee deep into Virginia, while Union general William T. Sherman marched deep into the South and captured Atlanta. The Civil War and its aftermath redefined our national self-image and continued to inspire social unrest for over a century—even 150 years later, its legacy continues to be revised and debated.

Daedalus regularly offers an extensive range of outstanding and prize-winning political, military, social, and personal histories examining the Civil War and its meaning, from soldiers' memoirs and vivid illustrated accounts to documentaries and dramas on DVD.

 

   

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A Counterfeiter's Paradise: The Wicked Lives and Surprising Adventures of Three Early American Moneymakers  

A Counterfeiter's Paradise: The Wicked Lives and Surprising Adventures of Three Early American Moneymakers

Ben Tarnoff.

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Few nations have as rich a counterfeiting history as the United States, and get-rich-quick schemes are as old as America itself. In this history, Ben Tarnoff chronicles the lives of three ... ... read more

 
Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War  

Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War

James R. Gilmore.

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Long out of print—and for years found only in rare bookshops—James Gilmore's 1898 portrait of Abraham Lincoln is available again with this reprint edition. Gilmore (1822–1903), who wrote for the ... ... read more

 
The Abolitionists  

The Abolitionists

Richard Brooks, Neal Huff, Jeanine Serralles, Kate Lyn Sheil & others. Rob Rapley, director. Oliver Platt, narrator.

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Both scorned as troublemakers and praised as liberators, abolitionists tore the nation apart to create a more perfect union, as what began as a pacifist movement fueled by persuasion and prayer ... ... read more

 
Song Yet Sung  

Song Yet Sung

James McBride.


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The winner of the National Book Award for his novel The Good Lord Bird and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for his widely read memoir The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White ... ... read more

 
Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election That Brought On the Civil War  

Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election That Brought On the Civil War

Douglas R. Egerton.

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In early 1860, pundits across America confidently predicted the election of Illinois senator Stephen A. Douglas in the coming presidential race. But the Democrats would split over the issue of ... ... read more

 
 
The First Assassin  

The First Assassin

John J. Miller.

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In 1861, as the United States teeters on the brink of civil war, Colonel Charles P. Rook organizes security in the nation's capital, surrounding Abraham Lincoln with bodyguards, placing sharpshooters ... ... read more

 
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