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

Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War

From the New York Times bestselling and award winning author of Empire of the Summer Moon and Rebel Yell comes a masterwork of history Lawrence Wright, author of God Save Texas , the spellbinding, epic account of the last year of the Civil War.The fourth and final year of the Civil War offers one

Today We Go Home

Seattle, Washington Larkin Bennett has always known her place, whether its surrounded by her loving family in the lush greenery of the Pacific Northwest, or riding on a dusty convoy in Afghanistan But all that changed the day tragedy struck her unit and took away everything she held dear Soon

Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency

The true story of Abraham Lincoln s last murder trial, a strange case in which he had a deep personal involvement and which was played out in the nation s newspapers as he began his presidential campaign.At the end of the summer of 1859, twenty two year old Peachy Quinn Harrison went on trial for