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Doctors in Blue : The Medical History of the Union Army in the Civil War, Adams, George Worthington
1 Adams, George Worthington Doctors in Blue : The Medical History of the Union Army in the Civil War
New York Schuman 1952 First Edition Cloth SIGNED by the Author
(1952). Near Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket. Bound in full blue cloth. The spine is stamped in dark blue and gilt. Octavo. [xii] + 253pps. + 16 pages of photos. There is mild bumping to the tips and a previous owner's name is neatly penned in the upper corner of the ffep. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. No apparent reading wear. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has light rubbing wear at the extremities and along the folds and a couple of closed tears at the head of the spine; the original price is intact. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on a special tipped-in page. ".Based on extensive study of surgeons' reports, inspectors observations, soldier narratives and other first-hand materials, 'Doctors in Blue' fills a long glaring gap in the story of American medicine and the history of the American Civil War. Dr. Adams, already distinguished for research in Confederate experience, develops the subject of health and medical practice on the Union side with remarkable skill and balance. Disease, on the Northern side as on the Southern, was far more deadly to the fighting men than were the bullets of their opponents. Behind the sickness and mortality statistics of the Civil War lay ignorance, stupidity, inefficiency, and jealousy. But behind them also, are to be seen earnestness, cooperative spirit, and great strides of scientific knowledge. Many aspects of the Civil War have been written about profusely but the important theme of medicine has never before had its general historian. In this book the reader will find a warm and human story of the contributions made by the great military medical men of the period and a compelling picture of the roles played by the hospital attendants, ambulance men and the army's first women nurses." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
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2 Athearn, Robert G. (edited by) Soldier in the West : The Civil War Letters of Alfred Lacey Hough
Philadelphia, PA University of Pennsylvania Press 1957 First Edition Cloth 
Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Bound in full black cloth. The spine is stamped in silver. Octavo. 250pps. The heel of the spine is lightly bumped and there is a small speck atop the textblock. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The textblock is immaculate; no apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, is faintly sunned, lightly soiled, and has a small, closed tear atop the front panel; the original price (5.00) is intact. With an Introduction by John Newbold Hough. ".In 1861, Alfred Lacey Hough, a thirty-five-year-old commission merchant, left his wife, his two sons, and a comfortable home in Philadelphia to enlist as a sergeant in the Pennsylvania Volunteers. In his letters to his wife, Hough -- who achieved the rank of captain and then brevet lieutenant colonel -- revealed his complete devotion to Northern war aims, for he was an ardent champion of the Union cause. Each letter to his 'Dearest Mary' is the expression of a conscientious soldier who took great care to preserve for his descendents all of his experiences and observations during four crucial years of his life. Written by an educated, literate soldier, these letters are at once a valuable primary source for the historian and an exciting recreation of the events and moods of war. Hough served in the Western theater of operations, and his accounts of such battles as Corinth and Chickamauga, of the incidents along the route of Sherman's march on Atlanta, contain all the color and impact of eyewitness description." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. 45-A 
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Recollections of Alexander H. Stephens (His Diary When Kept A Prisoner At Fort Warren, Boston Harbour, 1865), Avary, Myrta Lockett (Edited, with a Biographical Study by)
3 Avary, Myrta Lockett (Edited, with a Biographical Study by) Recollections of Alexander H. Stephens (His Diary When Kept A Prisoner At Fort Warren, Boston Harbour, 1865)
New York Doubleday Page & Co. 1910 First Edition Cloth 
Very Good in full red cloth. Both the spine and the front board are gilt-stamped (all of which is still brilliant). 572pps., with tissue-guarded frontispiece of the subject. No dustjacket. Touches of wear to the tips and the spine-ends; the head of the spine does have a 1/4" tear in the cloth. Light foxing around the area of the endpapers; all other pages are, however, quite clean and bright. The binding is square and tight. To give the provenance of this book: it is from the library of the esteemed William Emerson Ambler. His bookplate is affixed to the front pastedown and his synopsis of the volume is attached to the ffep. Quite an interesting and scarce volume, in nice condition. This book is part of a renowned collection put together by Judge William Emerson Ambler of Cleveland, Ohio in the early part of the last century, adding to the collection his father, Chester Ambler had begun in the mid 1800ís. Ambler died in 1925 and these wonderful items have been kept by his family all this time. As a lawyer Judge Ambler's work was done chiefly in the State of Michigan, where he became prominent in public affairs, serving as state senator and as judge of probate. He moved to Cleveland in 1891 and became one of the leading real estate men. He was born in Medina, Ohio, December 18, 1845, as son of Chester C. and Margaret (Elgin) Ambler. In 1859 the family moved to Hillsdale, Michigan. He attended Hillsdale College, graduated Bachelor of Science from Albion College in 1865, and pursued his law studies in the Albany Law School at New York, where he was a classmate of President William McKinley. Pentwater, Michigan was his home for over twenty years ( the family home is now a bed and breakfast ); his work and attainments gained him a high estimation in the public. He was elected a member of the State Senate in 1878 and again in 1880. Judge Ambler's hobby was the collecting of autographs and autographic letters and manuscripts; he had one of the largest collections of the kind in the country. Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. 
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The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War, Bahr, Howard
4 Bahr, Howard The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War
Baltimore, Maryland The Nautical and Aviation Publishing Company of America 1997 187785350X / 9781877853500 First Edition Hard Cover 
[1997]. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Red boards. The spine is stamped in gilt. Octavo. 267pps. First printing. An excellent, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The textblock is immaculate; no apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The first-state dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, is mildly rubbed; no chips or tears. Bahr's powerfully written first novel, a story with much more depth of character than Shaara's 'The Killer Angels'.

"'The Black Flower' is a story not only of war, but of men and women seeking redemption, who are stripped of all that anchors them, and who at last turn to honor and courage and love. At twenty-six, Bushrod Carter is already an old soldier, a veteran of all his regiment's campaigns since Shiloh. Now, on an Indian summer afternoon in 1864, Bushrod finds himself in line of battle once again, on the plain below the obscure village of Franklin, Tennesee. The dark flower of his destiny is opening in the twilight, just as it has on other fields, and Bushrod must pass once again under its shadow if he is to see tomorrow. In the madness and violence of a great battle and its aftermath, Bushrod Carter tries to act his part as well as he can. He must confront his soul and learn from his comrades and from a young girl struggling with her own harsh past."


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March : A Love Story in a Time of War, Brooks, Geraldine
5 Brooks, Geraldine March : A Love Story in a Time of War
London, United Kingdom Fourth Estate Ltd 2005 0007165862 / 9780007165865 First Edition Cloth 
[2005]. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. Bound in full red cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. Quarto. 280pps. First Printing. An excellent, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The textblock is immaculate; no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dust jacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is equally fine; the original price (12.99, British) is intact. Winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

"...As the North reels under a series of unexpected defeats during the dark first year of the American Civil War, one man leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. Riveting and elegant, 'March' is an extraordinary novel woven out of the lore of American history. From Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic, 'Little Women,' Geraldine Brooks has taken the character of the absent father, March, who has gone off to war, leaving his wife and daughters to make do in hard times. To evoke him, Brooks turned to the journals and letters of Bronson Alcott, Louisa May's father -- a friend and confidant of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. In her telling, March emerges as an idealistic chaplain in the little known backwater of a war that will test his faith in himself and in the Union cause. As he recovers from a near mortal illness, he must reassemble his shattered mind and body, and find a way to reconnect with a wife and daughters who have no idea of the ordeals he has been through."

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March : A Novel, Brooks, Geraldine
6 Brooks, Geraldine March : A Novel
New York, New York, U.S.A. Viking Press 2005 0670033359 / 9780670033355 First Edition Original Wraps Advance Reading Copy (ARC) 
Uncorrected Proofs. Fine in pictorial wraps, trade-sized (pb). 279pps. An excellent, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The textblock is immaculate; absolutely no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. Winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

"...As the North reels under a series of unexpected defeats during the dark first year of the American Civil War, one man leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. Riveting and elegant, 'March' is an extraordinary novel woven out of the lore of American history. From Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic, 'Little Women,' Geraldine Brooks has taken the character of the absent father, March, who has gone off to war, leaving his wife and daughters to make do in hard times. To evoke him, Brooks turned to the journals and letters of Bronson Alcott, Louisa May's father -- a friend and confidant of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. In her telling, March emerges as an idealistic chaplain in the little known backwater of a war that will test his faith in himself and in the Union cause. As he recovers from a near mortal illness, he must reassemble his shattered mind and body, and find a way to reconnect with a wife and daughters who have no idea of the ordeals he has been through."

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This Hallowed Ground :The Story of the Union Side of the Civil War, Catton, Bruce
7 Catton, Bruce This Hallowed Ground :The Story of the Union Side of the Civil War
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1956 Limited First Edition Hard Cover SIGNED by the Author
In Good+ condition. Gray cloth quarterbound in teal blue leatherette. The spine is stamped in gilt and black; the front panel in gilt. Quarto. Blue topstain. Map-endpapers. ix + 437pps. No dustjacket (as issued). There are touches of soiling to the cloth and the leatherette has been cracked (though repaired) along the front joint. Otherwise clean, bright, square, and soundly bound. No previous ownership markings. This copy is of the Presentation Edition (as stated on the copyright page) and has been SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on a preliminary page. Part of the Mainstream of America series.

"This fascinating book tells the story of the Civil War as seen from the Union side. Through his brilliant and stirring narrative, Bruce Catton conveys the human aspect of history and translates meticulously researched historical fact into an absorbing chronicle of the war. 'This Hallowed Ground' deals with the entire scope of the Civil War -- from the months of unrest and hysteria that led to Fort Sumter to the days of tragedy and hope that followed Appomattox. Along with the author, readers will relive the shock and shell and glory of the war. The true greatness of this book, however, lies in Catton's deeply moving analysis of the issues, and his search for the true meaning of the conflict."


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8 Cozzens, Peter The Shipwreck of Their Hopes : The Battles for Chattanooga
Urbana and Chicago University of Illinois Press 1994 0-252-01922-9 / 9780252019227 First Edition Hardcover 
[1994]. Near Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Blue boards quarterbound in blue cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. Large octavo. xii + 515pps, including numerous maps and illustrations. First Printing. A previous owner's small nameplate is affixed to the front pastedown, otherwise Fine: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. Absolutely no reading wear. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is as new.

"Civil War enthusiasts will welcome this concluding volume of Peter Cozzens's highly praised trilogy on the Civil War in the West.
The battles around Chattanooga in the late fall of 1863 were among the most decisive of the Civil War, opening the Deep South to the Union and setting the stage for the Atlanta campaign and the March to the Sea. After Chattanooga, the principal Confederate army in the West fought without spirit or hope of victory. Cozzens's comprehensive account details movements of individual regiments, even as it reveals the larger impact of the campaign on the outcome of the war.
In 'The Shipwreck of Their Hopes,' Cozzens draws on his acclaimed storytelling skills and exhaustive research efforts to fully chronicle one of the South's most humiliating defeats. As in his earlier books, he brings to life the officers and enlisted men who fought the war..."


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Cold Mountain, Frazier, Charles
9 Frazier, Charles Cold Mountain
New York, NY, U.S.A. Atlantic 1997 0871136791 / 9780871136794 Hard Cover SIGNED by the Author
Near Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Blue boards quarterbound in black cloth. The spine is gilt-stamped. Map endpapers. 356pp. 9th printing edition. There is a touch of very faint soiling to the fore-edge and a mild bump to the lower rear tip, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. The text is immaculate; no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve and complete with the Berendt medallion, is lightly rubbed; no chips, soiling, or tears. The original price is intact. SIGNED and inscribed by the author 'for Anna' on the title-page. A very nice collector's-quality copy. ".Based on local history and family stories passed down by the author's great-great-grandfather, 'Cold Mountain' is the tale of a wounded soldier, Inman, who walks away from the ravages of the Civil War and back home to his prewar sweetheart, Ada. Inman's odyssey through the devastated landscape of the soon-to-be-defeated South interweaves with Ada's struggle to revive her father's farm, with the help of an intrepid young drifter named Ruby. As their long-separated lives begin to converge at the close of the war, Inman and Ada confront the vastly transformed world they've been delivered." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
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Cold Mountain, Frazier, Charles
10 Frazier, Charles Cold Mountain
New York, NY, U.S.A. Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated 1997 0871136791 / 9780871136794 First Edition Original Wraps Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) 
Uncorrected Manuscript. Fine in glossy, pictorial wraps, trade-sized. 367pps. There is a slight, superficial impression in the front wrap, otherwise Fine: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. Yet to be read. An excellent, collector's-quality copy of the scarce pre-publication issue. ".A magnificent love story in the tradition of Ernest Hemingway's 'A Farewell To Arms', 'Cold Mountain' is a breathtaking account of one man's voyage home from the front at the end of the Civil War. Based on true stories passed down by the author's great-great-grandfather, Cold Mountain is the tale of a wounded soldier, Inman, who walks away from the ravages of the war and back home to his pre-war sweetheart, Ada. Inman's odyssey through the devastated landscape of the soon-to-be-defeated South interweaves with Ada's struggle to revive her father's farm with the help of an intrepid young drifter named Ruby. As their long-separated lives begin to converge at the close of the war, Inman and Ada confront the vastly transformed world they've been delivered." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
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11 Gingrich, Newt ; Forstchen, William R. Grant Comes East: A Novel of the Civil War
New York, New York, U.S.A. Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press 2004 0312309376 / 9780312309374 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover SIGNED by the Author
Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Black boards. The spine is stamped in copper. Large octavo. x + 404pps. There is a slight bump to the head of the spine, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The textblock is immaculate; no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has a touch of crinkling at the head of the spine -- otherwise flawless. The original price (24.95) is intact. SIGNED by Forstchen, without further inscription, on the title-page.

"The second book in the bestselling series by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen, continues the story of a Confederate victory at Gettysburg. The first book examined the great 'what if' of American history: Could Lee have won the Battle of Gettysburg? A Confederate victory, however, would not necessarily mean that the Southern cause has gained its final triumph and a lasting peace. It is from this departure point that the story continues in Grant Comes East, as General Robert E. Lee marches on Washington, DC, and launches an assault against one of the largest fortifications in the world. Across 140 years, nearly all historians have agreed that after the defeat of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg, the taking of Washington, DC, would end the war. But was it possible?."

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12 Haskell, Frank Aretas (edited By Bruce Catton) The Battle of Gettysburg
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1958 First Edition Cloth 
Fine in a Very Good dustjacket. Bound in full gray cloth. Both the spine and the front panel are stamped in blue. Brown topstain. Blue endpapers. xviii +169pps. First Printing. An excellent, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. No apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dust jacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has modest general edgewear and rubbing with shallow chipping along the top edge. The original price (3.50) is intact. Includes an Introduction by Bruce Catton.

"In Catton's Introduction, he states that the book 'is valuable in two ways. First of all, this Union officer was on the staff of the divisional commander who held the precise part of the Federal line against which was directed the most famous military assault in American history, Pickett's Charge. During all of it, he was in the exact storm center; and in this account, with the heat of battle still on him...he tells just what happened there, under the battle smoke that must always dim the sight of later generations..."

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13 Lancaster, Bruce Roll Shenandoah
Boston Atlantic Little, Brown & Company 1956 Stated First Edition Cloth 
Very Good+ in a Very Good dustjacket. Bound in full red cloth. Both the spine and the front board are stamped in black. Shenandoah Valley map-endpapers. 316pps. There is a bit of a roll to the spine and there is some very light dustspotting atop the textblock. Otherwise clean, tight, and bright. All tips are sharp. No previous owner's markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has faint spotting, light general edgwear, and modest chipping at the tips. The original price is intact. Overall, a nice clean copy.

"...It was July, 1864. Deep in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, there would shortly begin a struggle which could give the advantage in the Civil War to either side. Opposing the veteran campaigners led by the South's Jubal Early was a dispirited collection of Union troops. But they would be caught up and set ablaze the the whirling drive of a fresh leader, the diminutive general from Ohio named Philip Sheridan."

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14 Parry, Owen Bold Sons of Erin
New York William Morrow & Company 2003 0-06-051390-X / 9780060513900 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover SIGNED by the Author
[2003]. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Brown boards. The spine is stamped in black. Octavo. 335pps. There is mild bumping to the lower tips, otherwise Fine: clean, tight, square, and bright. Yet to be read. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has a light touch of crinkling at the head of the spine; the original price is intact. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page.

"...A Union general is murdered while recruiting Irish immigrants. His confessed assassin dies 'of cholera' before he can be questioned. In defiance of the local priest, a stubborn investigator opens the killer's grave -- and finds the corpse of a young woman many weeks dead, whose identity lies shrouded in the struggle for Ireland's freedom.
From a windswept graveyard to the killing fields of Fredericksburg, Major Abel Jones battles the multiple layers of deceit surrounding the death of a general who lied about his own name. President Lincoln himself demands that Jones produce results -- while maneuvering among the North's political factions. But Jones soon finds that no one really wants to know the identity of the murderer. Local authorities deny that the dead girl existed, while the poor mutter of witchcraft. Opposed by Irish secret societies, Jones, born a Welshman, encounters the fierceness and pride of those for whom famine and oppression are recent memories ... only to learn a horrible secret that might destroy his own family. Yet, as he confronts superstition, wartime corruption, ancient hatreds, and remorseless violence, Jones remains determined to honor justice -- whatever the cost..."


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15 Pfanz, Harry W. Gettysburg : Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill (Civil War America Ser.)
Chapel Hill, NC, U.S.A. University of North Carolina Press 1993 0807821187 / 9780807821183 Hard Cover 
Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Black boards. The spine is silver-stamped. Quarto. 507pps. There is a mild bump to the heel of the spine, otherwise flawless: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. No apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is as new. ".In this companion to his celebrated earlier book, 'Gettysburg -- The Second Day', Harry Pfanz provides the first definitive account of the fighting between the Army of the Potomac and Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill -- two of the most critical engagements at Gettysburg on 2 and 3 July, 1863. Pfanz provides detailed tactical accounts of each stage of the fighting and explores the interactions between -- and decisions made by -- generals on both sides. He suggests that Union blunders nearly resulted in a victory for Confederate lieutenant general Richard S. Ewell on 2 July, although defeat came the next morning at the hands of Union troops fighting behind breastworks at Culp's Hill. This book also explores the Confederate occupation of the town of Gettysburg, the skirmishing in the south end of the town and in front of the hills, and the small but decisive fight between Union cavalry and the Stonewall Brigade." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. 
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Sabre And Bayonet : Stories of Heroism and Military Adventure : Collected and Edited, Rodenbough, Theophilis F. (Brevet Brigadier-General U.S.A.)
16 Rodenbough, Theophilis F. (Brevet Brigadier-General U.S.A.) Sabre And Bayonet : Stories of Heroism and Military Adventure : Collected and Edited
New York Dillingham 1897 Cloth SIGNED
Very Good+ in the publisher's full burgundy cloth. Both the spine and the front panel are stamped in gilt (still brilliant). Octavo. 361pps., with numerous black-and-white illustrations -- 20 of them full-page. There is mild bumping to the tips and light touches of soiling to the cloth. Also, the page-edges are slightly browned. Modest reading wear, including the (very) sporadic smudge, fox-mark, or creased page-corner. This item has been recently restored: it has new inner hinges (the endpapers are original), a tightened spine, and new endcaps (where there had previously been a bit of fraying to the cloth. It is overall, then, quite clean and the binding tight with all pages intact. This is an association copy, inscribed in a fine, calligraphic hand to 'Dr. Cyrus Townsend Brady with compliments of T. F. Rodenbough, New York, April 6/'03.' It is also inscribed in an only slightly less stylish hand 'with the compliments of the old sergeant, Jno. H. Cook.' Brady would, of course, go on to become a successful and highly-published author of historical and biographical titles (his career barely begun at the time of this signing); his works included 'Recollections of a Missionary in the Great West,' 'Commodore Paul Jones,' 'In the Wasp's Nest,' 'Sir Henry Morgan, Bucaneer,' 'Arizona,' and 'Indian Fights and Fighters.' He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1883 and had spent several years in the West, seeking adventure, and working for the Missouri Pacific and Union Pacific railroads. He later became an ordained deacon in the Episcopal church before resigning to engage in his literary pursuits. The two signers of the book, the author, Rodenbough, and Cook, were both recipients of the Medal of Honor for feats of heroism during the Civil War. Rodenbough, a horseman, served with the 2nd U.S. Cavalry, the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry, and the 3rd Pennsylvania Provisional Cavalry; he received his citation for actions at Trevilian Station, Virginia. Cook -- on whom a chapter (including a couple of sketches) is devoted in this book -- was a member of Company A, 119th Illinois Infantry; he received his Medal 'for conspicuous bravery at the battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, April 9th, 1864.' A very nice copy of an elusive book -- a collection of true stories concerning the Civil War and the Wild West -- rendered one-of-a-kind with the inscriptions. Rodenbough published a number of Civil War titles and is, perhaps, best known among collectors for his 'From Everglade To Canon With the Second Dragoons' (1875), a classic piece of nineteenth century American military history. Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos, comprehensive, can be emailed upon request. 
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Emancipation As A Compensation For Military Service Rendered By Slaves, Sherman, Hon. John (of Ohio)
17 Sherman, Hon. John (of Ohio) Emancipation As A Compensation For Military Service Rendered By Slaves
Washington D. C. McGill & Witherow 1864 Soft Cover 
In Very Good+ condition. 16pps. This pamphlet has been unbound. All pages are present and in excellent, clean condition with very little yellowing and with slight creasing to the corners. This is a transcript of the speech delivered by Sherman in the U.S. Sentate on February 2, 1864., in a time when many had grown weary of the long Civil War, when the death-toll had grown to grotesque levels, and when many in the Union (as would the Confederate Army, belatedly) wrangled over the possibility of using slaves as fresh sources for soldiering. Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
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18 Street, James The Civil War (an Unvarnished Account of the Late But Still Lively Hostilities)
New York The Dial Press 1953 First Edition Hard Cover Maxwell, John Alan 
Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket. Marbled blue boards quarterbound in gray cloth. The spine is stamped in black. Pictorial endpapers. 144pps., with numerous illustrations. An excellent copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. No previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has shallow chipping at the spine-ends, a short closed tear at the bottom of the front panel, and two small soil-marks on the rear panel. The original price is intact. ".Caution: there are no sacred cows in this book, a fingertip history of the Civil War that may anger you or amuse you -- but will surely inform you. Its author, James Street, is a 'history buff' who cannot resist the little fires of history that burn in the corners most people overlook. Therefore, this informal, little book is filled with historical asides that will amaze you. This is the kind of history you never read in text books. The author begins by saying: 'We Americans cannot even agree on a name for our Civil War Between The States, much less on what caused it or exactly what happened.' Then he tells what caused it and many of the things that happened." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. 
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19 Sword, Wiley Shiloh : Bloody April
Ohio Morningside Bookshop 1983 089029-070x Cloth 
Very Good+ in a Very Good dustjacket. Bound in full gray cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. Large octavo. [xx] + 519pps. With numerous maps and illustrations. There is a slight lean to the spine and a small sticker is affixed to the upper corner of the ffep. along with a penned date. Otherwise clean, tight, and bright. The text is immaculate; no apparent reading wear. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has light touches of rubbing and tearing at the extremities. A very nice copy of the expanded version (the original being published in 1974).

"...Though the battle was crucial to the outcome of the American Civil War, the full story of Shiloh has never until now been told. Commonly considered a draw, Shiloh represented in fact a major reversal for the Confederacy -- a Confederacy that mounted at the outset one of the most incredible surprise attacks in American history and came within a hair's breadth of inflicting a major disaster upon the North. Yet circumstances common to war -- confusions, misjudgments, human frailties -- resulted in eventual defeat. Depending entirely upon original sources, Mr. Sword views this bitter conflict from both sides in a blow-by-blow, shot-by-shot account that is as dramatic as it is comprehensive and authoritative.
Shiloh was a battle that took critical measure of two of America's most famous soldiers, Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman. Furthermore, Shiloh saw the death (perhaps at the hands of his own men) of one of the highest-ranking American generals ever to die on the battlefield, Albert Sidney Johnston, C.S.A., and cost the lives of nearly 4,000 other Americans..."


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