A VAST AND FIENDISH PLOT: The Confederate Attack on New York City. A VAST AND FIENDISH PLOT tracks the Nov. 25, 1864, attempt by six Confederate officers to set fire to New York City. They failed miserably, but had they chosen better targets there is little doubt that The Emerald City would have been a pile of ashes on Nov. 26, 1864.
Pursuit - The Chase, Capture, Persecution, & Surprising Release of Jefferson Davis. While much has been written about the hunt for John Wilkes Booth, much less has been written about the efforts to apprehend Confederate President Jefferson Davis in the days following the dissolution of the Confederacy, and the subsequent attempt to try him for treason. This book tells the definitive story of Davis’s chase, capture, imprisonment, and release, in this chapter in our nation’s history and paints a fascinating portrait of one of American history’s most complex and enduring figures.
The Politically Incorrect Guide To The South reveals the truth about The South – that the rest of the nation would not exist but for Southerners; and destroys the myths – that The South is some dark and backward place that outsiders need to fear. This book is a guide for visitors to the region as well as a testament for why we Southerners live here.
Civil War Blunders ignores the heroes of both sides and concentrates on the doofuses. Blunders details 69 true but ridiculous stories of how both sides made horrendous - but funny – mistakes such as two battles where soldiers fought in the nude and one battle where a general's nearsightedness got him killed.
In The Footsteps of Robert E. Lee, traces the 36-year military career of the South's greatest general from an island in the Atlantic Ocean where he once beach combed to the deserts of west Texas where he fought Indians. Illustrated with scores of photographs, the book shows readers how to find battlefields, headquarters, and homes.
In The Footsteps of Stonewall Jackson traces Jackson's early life in West Virginia through his schooling at West Point to his early military postings in New York City and Fort Meade, Fla., and then on to the battlefields of Virginia. Illustrated with scores of photographs, the book traces every significant site associated with Jackson.
In The Footsteps of J.E.B. Stuart traces the charmed life of Confederate Cavalry General James Ewell Brown Stuart from his birth in southwestern Virginia through his schooling at West Point, through his military postings in Texas and Kansas, then through his three-year career on battlefields in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
The 25 Best Civil War Sites takes travelers to the 25 best sites where the war was contested. Sites range from the expected like Gettysburg to the unexpected such as Pea Ridge, Arkansas and Wilson's Creek, Missouri. The book includes more than 40 color photographs and lists addresses of nearby bed and breakfasts.
Colonial America and The American Revolution – The 25 Best Sites takes tourists to the 25 best sites in the United States for understanding the Colonial period and the American Revolution. Starting in upstate New York (Fort Ticonderoga and Fort Stanwix), continuing through Boston (Freedom Trail and nearby Lexington and Concord), the book continues south to St. Augustine. It includes more than 40 color photographs.
Bull’s-Eyes & Misfires: 50 People Whose Obscure Efforts Shaped The American Civil War tracks the little-known careers of 25 Union and 25 Confederates who dramatically affected the course of the war. Each person is labeled as a “bull’s-eye” or a “misfire” followed by an explanation for the label. Each is illustrated with a photo.