Civil War Books

Civil War Books


  Here are some of the finest Civil War Books by a few of the confirmed best writers of Civil War Books available today. Here are six (6) writers that I have personally enjoyed. Authors who bring the Civil War Battles and Civil War Timeline to life.

Civil War Books written with the passion and drama we have come to expect from these talented historians and writers.

Bruce Catton, James M. McPherson, Shelby Foote, Jeff Shaara, his father Pulitzer winner Michael Shaara and Gary Gallagher.

Also listed on our Civil War Books page is Ken Burns, the creator of The Civil War documentary as seen on PBS. I have watched that many times and found new information during every viewing. A masterpiece.

Bruce Catton Civil War Books


that will capture your imagination. From his American Heritage book that takes you from the politics before Ft.Sumter through Manassas ( Bull Run) Battle of Shiloh,The 7 Days Battles, Battle of Antietam, Battle of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Battle of Gettysburg, The Wilderness, Cold Harbor and all of the battles East and West until the final days and the race toward Appomattox. His epic 3 part series sold seperately or in the “collectors” set.

Here is The Civil War “brought to life” by Bruce was once wrote about Mr.Catton ..”There is a near-magic power of imagination in Catton’s work that seemed to project him physically into the battlefields, along the dusty roads and to the campfires of another age.” What you would expect from a Pulitzer Prize Winning Author.


  “The Civil War”  by Bruce Catton

( American Heritage Picture History of the American Civil War )

5.0 out of 5 stars ! An essential for any Civil War enthusiast ! A fantastic picture book with great reading of the Civil War Generals,Civil War Battlesand Civil War Timeline ! Civil War Books

Bruce Catton’s Civil War: 3 Volumes in 1:”Mr Lincoln’s Army”, “Glory Road”, ” A Stillness at Appomattox” [Unabridged] [Hardcover]

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  “This Hallowed Ground” by Bruce Catton

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“Mr Lincoln’s Army” by Bruce Catton

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James M. McPherson Civil War Books

( Professor Ameritus of Princeton Univ.) .. as he pens his Pulitzer Prize winning novel Battle Cry of Freedom and many more. The Civil War from Ft.Sumter to Appomattox.

“BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM” by James M. McPherson

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Both sides will believe..they are right, and fighting for freedom !

“ABRAHAM LINCOLN” by James M. McPherson

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Read what this simple self taught lawyer must do to preserve the greatest nation in history!


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Walk with McPherson at Gettysburg. A landscape full of spirits..from the epic battle !

“TRIED BY WAR” ( LINCOLN ) by James M. McPherson

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Understand President Lincoln, the politics, and his frustrations working to fight and end the war !

“For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War” by James M. McPherson

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The facts why so many signed up,fought,and died in the Civil War !


“Fields of Fury” by James M.McPherson

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For Young Readers..James M.McPherson brings the conflicts and battles to life !


Shelby Foote Civil War Books

Relive the Civil War… through the eyes of an old Mississippi boy.. the great author..Shelby Foote. Ride with Shelby after the opening salvos at Ft.Sumter to Manassas, Battle of Shiloh. Charge across Burnside Bridge at Antietam, 3 days of “thunder” at Gettysburg. A regretful charge at Cold Harbor..and finally peace at Appomattox.

Born in 1916 in “The Old South” .. Shelby Foote sees the Civil War from the perspective that continues to mesmerize a reader with his knowledge..factfinding..and point of view of a Southerner. Surrounded by family and stories that still reflected the Civil War as it was fought on their soil.

The Civil War: A Narrative: Fort Sumer to Perryville, Vol. 1 [Paperback]

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Follow Shelby Foote from Ft.Sumter to Perryville..”The Civil War” Part 1

The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian [Paperback]

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Here Shelby Foote takes you from Fredericksburg to Meridian in part 2 of “The Civil War”

The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 3 : Red River to Appomattox(Paperback)

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The battles continue as we ride with Shelby Foote in part 3 of “The Civil War” .. Red River to Appomattox


The Civil War: A Narrative (complete 3 Vol. Set ) by Shelby Foote from Ft.Sumter to Appomattox

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All three(3) of Shelby Foote’s Civil War narratives in complete “Box Set”


Stars in Their Courses : The Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863

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The hot June of 1863 and Lee marches north to destroy the Army of the Potomac.. meeting his match in a small Pa. town called Gettysburg

The Beleaguered City: The Vicksburg Campaign, December 1862-July 1863 (Modern Library)

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“Beleaguered City:Vicksburg” .. Shelby captures the desperation of the siege of “Vicksburg”


The Civil War Trilogy Box Set: With American Homer: Reflections on Shelby Foote and His Classic The Civil War: A Narrative (Modern Library)

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The Complete Shelby Foote box edition..”The Civil War” Parts 1,2&3 with added commentaries .. A COLLECTABLE !

“Shiloh” by Shelby Foote ( the Epic battle )

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” Shiloh” the battle on the Tennessee River


Ken Burns Civil War

Let’s look at two of the finest histories of the Civil Ken Burns. Ken allowed us to see the living history of the War..brought to life in his informative film series.. Ken Burns Civil War..available on DVD Commemorative Set.

Relive their lives through the diaries of soldiers and civilians during the Civil War. March with them from “Bull Run” (Manassas) to Antietam, Malvern Hill, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Yellow Tavern to the final surrender at Appomattox.

A great it told the stories and shared unknown facts from diaries of folks who lived the war. Both his book and the DVD set will be great additions to your Civil War the DVD with the family..and feel the history!

” The Civil War” Ken Burns

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The Civil War Ken Burns


” Ken Burns Civil War” – Commemorative Edition DVD SET

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Ken Burns Civil War DVD

Michael Shaara and Jeff Shaara Civil War Books

Follow the Shaara family of writers..Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Shaara..and his son the prolific and captivating writer Jeff Shaara as they take you through the emotion and the sequence that brings America to Civil War. The 3 book set “Gods and Generals”, “The Killer Angels”, “The Last Full Measure” includes all from 1858 to the surrender in 1865.

“GodCivil War Bookss and Generals” by Jeff Shaara 1858-July,1863…the tensions and heated debates in Congress and the arguments over states rights and slavery has brought politicians and citizens alike to acts of violence. Border and Southern states are taking steps to seccession, which will lead to President Lincolns inevitable choices. Raising an army, fighting the dissolution of our union, and war. From First Bull Run to Chancellorsville and more.     Civil War Books“The Killer Angels” by Michael Shaara The war between the states .. thought to be over much sooner has dragged on. Now June 1863 .. Antietam and Fredericksburg of ’62 have proved to be costly to both armies, but significant victories for the Confederacy. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia starts North to invade once more.. to destroy the Army of the Potomac. An unexpected clash with Federal cavalry under a skilled and tenacious commander Major General John Buford outside a small Pennsylvania town called Gettysburg .. will change Lee’s well as the outcome of the war!

Civil War Books The Last Full Measure” by Jeff Shaara

Follow the armies North and South from July 1863 to April 1865 ..from Vicksburg, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania,  Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Fall of Richmond .. until an exhausted Confederate Army can do no more. Feel the final efforts and anguish of battle hardened Confederate soldiers when they are ordered to “stand down” at Appomatox .. a welcome relief to most after 4 long years of bloodshed. Time to go home .. to what is left of home.     Civil War Books Shaara Civil War Trilogy..” God’s and Generals”..”The Killer Angels”..”The Last Full Measure all in one affordable box set — paperback edition .. 1861 thru 1865.. from the first shots at the first meeting of U.S. Grant and R.E.Lee at Appomatox..and their last meeting !

Gettysburg / Gods and Generals DVD Set ( see trailer below)

Gettysburg / Gods and Generals (Limited Collector’s Edition) [Blu-ray]


Gary Gallagher Civil War Books

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