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1 17932Davis, William C. (Ed) Touched by Fire, a Photographic Portrait of the CIVIL War, Volume One
Little, Brown NY 1985 0316176613 / 9780316176613 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
313 pages; Fine/Very Good. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square, and pages are clean. DJ has tape repair at top spine end - almost the same color as the illustration. Jacket looks very, very nice in protective sleeve. Truly great photos. Since the invention of the camera, almost every major conflict has been recorded in photographs, and most more completely then the Civil War. Yet it is still that war's images which most capture the attention and imagination of us all, which continue to haunt us with the faces of "a generation touched by fire." 
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2 17933Davis, William C. (Ed) Touched by Fire, a Photographic Portrait of the CIVIL War, Volume Two
Little, Brown NY 1986 0316176648 / 9780316176644 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
331 pages; Fine/Very Good. Beautiful boards with bright gilt lettering. Large (10 x 10) . Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square, and pages are clean. DJ has repair tape at edges - almost un-seen. Now in protective sleeve. The most illustrative relics of the Civil War, its photographs, records the passion and the horror of "a generation touched by fire." 
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3 17006De Forest, John William; Gravett, Sharon L. (Intro) Miss Ravenel's Conversion From Secession to Loyalty
University of Nebraska Press NE 1998 0803266154 / 9780803266155 Reprint; First Printing Paperback Fine 
466 pages; Fine condition. New. Not a used book. No creases. Solid, clean. Miss Ravenelís Conversion is important in American literary history as the first novel to depict the Civil War with realism. Its battlefield scenes owe much to John De Forestís own experience as a captain in that conflict. But in 1867 genteel readers were affronted by De Forestís frank view of war and sex. 
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4 19263Fuzzlebug, Fritz Prison Life During the Rebellion; Being a Brief Narrative of the Miseries and Sufferings of Six Hundred Confederate Prisoners Sent From Fort Delaware to Morris' Island to be Punished
Joseph Funk's Sons VA 1869 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Good 
48 pages; Good condition. 48 page booklet - self published in 1869. Sewn binding. Chipped at the edges. Stained covers - but not badly. SMU Ex-Library - Not to be taken from Library stamp on inside back cover. Light stain along the top edge of the pages. Tear at spine edge of front cover. Outside page edges are age tanned. An account of the conditions and happenings of a Confederate prisoner of war soldier. Several pages of names of prisoners, where they were captured and where their residences were. Trade Paperback. 
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5 4682Gallman, J. Matthew THE NORTH FIGHTS THE CIVIL WAR: THE HOME FRONT
Ivan R. Dee IL 1994 1566630495 / 9781566630498 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
The American Ways Series; 211 pages; Near Fine/Fine. Remainder dot. As New. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Un-read Tight. DJ is Great! Now in protective sleeve. An Excellent Gift! In the wake of the firing on Fort Sumter, outraged Northerners looked forward to a quick and decisive victory over the Confederate rebels. But after the First Battle of Bull Run, it became clear to supporters of the Union that the Civil War would be prolonged and deadly... 
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6 14453Heaton, Ronald E. Valley Forge - Yesterday and Today
PA 1968 First Edition; First Printing Stapled Wraps Near Fine 
65 pages; Near Fine condition. No creases. Navy blue covers. Tiny bit of shelf rub at edges. Solid, clean. An excellent gift! Valley Forge with the History text by Mr. Heaton is a wonderful book all about the restoration and keeping up of Valley Forge. It has a map and tour description. Most every page has pictures. 
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7 5908Morris, Jr. Roy (Ed) America's CIVIL War - Magazine, November 30, 1991
Empire Press NY 1991 0010462899 / 9780010462890 Magazine Fine Illustrated by Vann, Stephen 
Fine condition. No Creases. Tiny bit of shelf rub at edges. Solid, Clean. Magazine has several historical articles and A Review, or Editorial on John Pemberton. Articles include: Lee and Jackson; Hill of Death; Lincoln's Recruit; Confederate Torpedoes; Kelly's Ford. Great Reading! 
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8 4655Morris, Roy, Jr. THE BETTER ANGEL - Walt Whitman in the Civil War
Oxford University Press Oxford 2000 019514709x / 9780195147094 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine 
270 pages; Fine condition. As New condition. A sweet and powerful study of Whitman's Civil War years - The Denter Post. A balanced, insightful portrait of a complex man discovering himself and his poetry through the injured sons of the nation he loved - American History. 
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9 4453Parry, R. H. (Ed) THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR AND AFTER 1642 - 1658
University of California CA 1974 0520017838 / 9780520017832 Second Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
127 pages; Very Good Plus condition. Light shelf rub to the back cover. A Solid, Clean, Tight copy. NO creases. In this volume seven distinquished British scholars present their current thinking on the complex issues of the Great Rebellion of the seventeenth century. Trade Paperback. 
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10 5590Sandburg, Carl ABRAHAM LINCOLN, The War Years Volume Four (4) ONLY
Harcourt Brace NY 1939 No Printing Noted Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
515 pages; Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Just a bit of shelf wear at spine tips and corner tips. Light bump bottom back corner tip. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean and tight. This if Volume 4 ONLY. With 426 half-tones of photographs and cuts of cartoons, letters, documents. 
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11 20010Sandburg, Carl ABRAHAM LINCOLN, The War Years Volume One ONLY (1)
Harcourt Brace NY 1939 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
660 pages; Very Good Plus/No Jacket. One book only - Volume One. Just a tiny bit of shelf wear at spine tips and corner. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. 1939 latest date on copyright page with code N.4.60 - I would assume the book was issued in 1960. Includes 426 half-tones of photographs, and 244 cuts of cartoons, letters, documents. 
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12 19313Stephen, Ambrose Americans at War
University Press Mississippi 1997 0585201560 / 9780585201566 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Near Fine 
201 pages; Near Fine condition. Light front hinge crease. No spine creases. Solid, clean. Although World War II has been the backdrop for most of Stephen E. Ambrose writings - here he writes of America's other wars too - the Civil War, Korea, Vietnam, and the Cold War. Fascinating reading! Trade Paperback. 
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13 2255Stern, Philip V. Secret Missions Of The CIVIL War
Random House NY 1990 0517000024 / 9780517000021 Sixteenth Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Jesse Cohen 
320 pages; Fine/Fine. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine! In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! These are first hand accounts by men and women who risked their lives in underground activities for the North and South during the Civil War. 
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14 3424Stewart, Fred M. Pomp And Circumstance
N A L NY 1991 0525933093 / 9780525933090 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Ex-Library; (pgs. 416) Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. Remainder. This Ex-library book still has the pocket but the top corner of the front FFP is cut off where they removed the security bar. Usual stamps. Very slight lean. Boards are straight and tips are pointed. Pages are Clean. DJ was covered with protective sleeve then taped at the board ends (no paste or glue) . Spine label. 
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15 15201Thomas, Hugh The Spanish CIVIL War
Harper Colophon NY 1974 Eighth Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
720 pages; 1974 Edition. Very Good Plus condition. No creases. Just bit of shelf rub to edges. Tee-niny drop bottom front cover edge. Solid, otherwise clean. A full, vivid, and deeply serious treatment The Spanish Civil War. Trade Paperback. 
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