book recommendations

  • Episode #212-“Perryville: This Grand Havoc of Battle” by Kenneth W. Noe
  • Episode #211-“Creating a Confederate Kentucky: The Lost Cause and Civil War Memory in a Border State” by Anne E. Marshall
  • Episode #210-“Contested Borderland: The Civil War in Appalachian Kentucky and Virginia” by Brian D. McKnight
  • Episode #209;”All for the Regiment: The Army of the Ohio, 1861-1862″ by Gerald J. Prokopowicz
  • Episode #208-“When the Ripe Pears Fell: The Battle of Richmond, Kentucky” by D. Warren Lambert
  • Episode #207-“General Edmund Kirby Smith, CSA” by Joseph H. Parks
  • Episode #206-“Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy” by Earl J. Hess
  • Episode #205-“The New York Times Disunion: A History of the Civil War” edited by Ted Widmer
  • Episode #204-“Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President” by Allen C. Guelzo
  • Episode #203-“Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America” by Allen C. Guelzo
  • Episode #202-“The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery” by Eric Foner
  • Episode #201-“The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South” by Bruce Levine.
  • Episode #200-“Lincoln’s Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union” by Louis P. Masur
  • Episode #199-“Antietam: Essays on the 1862 Maryland Campaign” edited by Gary W. Gallagher and “The Antietam Campaign” edited by Gary W. Gallagher
  • Episode #198-“Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam” by James M. McPherson
  • Episode #197-“The Gleam of Bayonets: The Battle of Antietam and Robert E. Lee’s Maryland Campaign, September 1862” by James V. Murfin
  • Episode #196-“The Long Road to Antietam: How the Civil War Became a Revolution” by Richard Slotkin
  • Episode #195-“The Maryland Campaign of September 1862” by Ezra A. Carman, edited & annotated by Thomas G. Clemens
  • Episode #194-“A Field Guide to Antietam: Experiencing the Battlefield through Its History, Places, and People” by Carol Reardon & Tom Vossler
  • Episode #193-“Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam” by Stephen W. Sears
  • Episode #192-“Voices of the Civil War: Antietam” by the Editors of Time-Life Books
  • Episode #191-“The Bloodiest Day: The Battle of Antietam” by Ronald H. Bailey and the Editors of Time-Life Books
  • Episode #190-“Antietam Expedition Guide” by TravelBrains & The History Channel
  • Episode #189-“To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September 1862” by D. Scott Hartwig
  • Episode #188-“The Battle of Antietam: The Bloodiest Day” by Ted Alexander
  • Episode #187-“The Maps of Antietam” by Bradley M. Gottfried, and the map of the Antietam Battlefield from the McElfresh Map Company
  • Episode #186-“Antietam 1862: The Civil War’s Bloodiest Day” by Norman S. Stevens
  • Episode #185-“Unholy Sabbath: The Battle of South Mountain in History and Memory” by Brian Matthew Jordan
  • Episode #184-“Lee’s Maverick General: Daniel Harvey Hill” by Hal Bridges
  • Episode #183-“The Battle of South Mountain” by John David Hoptak
  • Episode #182-The Civil War Monitor magazine, Winter 2016 issue
  • Episode #181-“Confederate Tide Rising: Robert E Lee and the Making of Southern Strategy, 1861-1862” by Joseph L. Harsh
  • Episode #180-“The Quartermaster: Montgomery C. Meigs” by Robert O’Harrow Jr.
  • Episode #179-“Second Manassas: Longstreet’s Attack and the Struggle for Chinn Ridge” by Scott C. Patchan and “He Hath Loosed the Fateful Lightning: The Battle of Ox Hill (Chantilly) September 1, 1862” by Paul Taylor
  • Episode #178-“Summer Lightning: A Guide to the Second Battle of Manassas” by Matt Spruill III and Matt Spruill IV
  • Episode #177-“Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas” by John J. Hennessy
  • Episode #176-“Civil War Infantry Tactics: Training, Combat, and Small-Unit Effectiveness” by Earl J. Hess
  • Episode #175-“A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849” by Sidney Blumenthal.
  • Episode #174-“The American War: A History of the Civil War Era” by Gary W. Gallagher and Joan Waugh
  • Episode #173-“The Second Bull Run Campaign: July-August 1862” by David G. Martin
  • Episode #172-“Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain” by Robert K. Krick
  • Episode #171-“Second Manassas 1862: Robert E Lee’s Greatest Victory” by John Langellier
  • Episode #170-“General John Pope: A Life for the Nation” by Peter Cozzens
  • Episode #169-“Struggle for a Vast Future: The American Civil War” edited by Aaron Sheehan-Dean
  • Episode #168-“Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution” by James M. McPherson
  • Episode #167-“The Seven Days’ Battles: The War Begins Anew” by Judkin Browning
  • Episode #166-“Voices of the Civil War: The Seven Days” by the Editors of Time-Life Books
  • Episode #165-“A Glorious Army: Robert E. Lee’s Triumph, 1862-1863” by Jeffry D. Wert
  • Episode #164-“Extraordinary Circumstances: The Seven Days Battles” by Brian K. Burton
  • Episode #163-“To the Gates of Richmond” by Stephen W. Sears
  • Episode #162-“Mr. Lincoln’s Army” by Bruce Catton
  • Episode #161-“The Richmond Campaign of 1862: The Peninsula & the Seven Days” edited by Gary W. Gallagher
  • Episode #160-“The Seven Days: The Emergence of Lee” by Clifford Dowdey
  • Episode #159-“Seven Days Battles 1862: Lee’s Defense of Richmond” by Angus Konstam
  • Episode #158-“Davis & Lee at War” by Steven E. Woodworth
  • Episode #157-The Great Courses’ “Robert E. Lee and His High Command” by Gary W. Gallagher
  • Episode #156-“The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference” edited by Margaret Wagner, Gary Gallagher, and Paul Finkelman
  • Episode #155-“The Untold Civil War: Exploring the Human Side of War” by James Robertson (edited by Neil Kagan)
  • Episode #154-“Richard S. Ewell: A Soldier’s Life” by Donald C. Pfanz
  • Episode #153-“Conquering the Valley: Stonewall Jackson at Port Republic” by Robert K. Krick
  • Episode #152-“Lee’s Lieutenants: A Study in Command” by Douglas Southall Freeman, a one-volume abridgement by Stephen W. Sears
  • Episode #151-“Lens of War: Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War” edited by J. Matthew Gallman and Gary W. Gallagher
  • Episode #150-“The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862” edited by Gary W. Gallagher
  • Episode #149-“Jackson’s Valley Campaign: November 1861- June 1862” by David G. Martin
  • Episode #148-“Three Days in the Shenandoah: Stonewall Jackson at Front Royal and Winchester” by Gary Ecelbarger
  • Episode #147-“Stonewall Jackson’s 1862 Valley Campaign: War Comes to the Homefront” by Jonathan A. Noyalas
  • Episode #146-“Stonewall in the Valley: Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Spring 1862” by Robert G. Tanner
  • Episode #145-“Shenandoah 1862: Stonewall Jackson Outmaneuvers the Union” by Clayton & James Donnell
  • Episode #144-“Shenandoah 1862: Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign” by Peter Cozzens
  • Episode #143-“Decoying the Yanks: Jackson’s Valley Campaign” by Champ Clark and the Editors of Time-Life Books
  • Episode #142-“We are in for it! The First Battle of Kernstown” by Gary L. Ecelbarger
  • Episode #141-National Geographic’s “Atlas of the Civil War” edited by Neil Kagan with text by Stephen G. Hyslop
  • Episode #140-“Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives” edited by Carol K. Bleser and Lesley J. Gordon
  • Episode #139-“Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson” by S.C. Gwynne
  • Episode #138-“Mighty Stonewall” by Frank Vandiver
  • Episode #137-“Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection” edited by Neil Kagan & Stephen G. Hyslop
  • Episode #136-“Fair Oaks 1862: McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign” by Angus Konstam
  • Episode #135-“The Civil War: An Illustrated History” by Geoffrey Ward with Ric Burns & Ken Burns
  • Episode #134-“Ships of the Civil War (1861-1865): An Illustrated Guide to the Fighting Vessels of the Union and the Confederacy” by Kevin J. Dougherty
  • Episode #133-Civil War Times magazine, March 2001 “The Men Who Made Hancock ‘Superb'”
  • Episode #132-“The Peninsula Campaign & the Necessity of Emancipation: African Americans & the Fight for Freedom” by Glenn David Brasher
  • Episode #131-“Forward to Richmond: McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign” by Ronald H. Bailey and the Editors of Time-Life Books
  • Episode #130-“The Peninsula Campaign of 1862: A Military Analysis” by Kevin Dougherty with J. Michael Moore
  • Episode #129-“Echoes of Glory” Illustrated Atlas of the Civil War” by the Editors of Time-Life Books
  • Episode #128-“Mr. Lincoln’s Army” by Bruce Catton
  • Episode #127-“McClellan’s War: The Failure of Moderation in the Struggle for the Union” by Ethan S. Rafuse
  • Episode #126-“Lincoln and His Generals” by T. Harry Williams
  • Episode #125-“The West Point History of the Civil War” by the United States Military Academy
  • Episode #124-“Shiloh: Conquer or Perish” by Timothy B. Smith
  • Episode #123-“Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War” by Charles Bracelen Flood
  • Episode #122-“The Soldier’s View: The Civil War Art of Keith Rocco”
  • Episode #121-“Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862” by O. Edward Cunningham
  • Episode #120-Blue & Gray magazine, Volume XIV Issues 3&4
  • Episode #119-“The Shiloh Campaign” edited by Steven E. Woodworth
  • Episode #118-“Shiloh: In Hell before Night” by James Lee McDonough
  • Episode #117-“Generals South, Generals North: The Commanders of the Civil War Reconsidered” by Alan Axelrod
  • Episode #116-“Shiloh: Bloody April” by Wiley Sword
  • Episode #115-“Shiloh: The Battle That Changed the Civil War” by Larry J. Daniel
  • Episode #114-“Shiloh 1862: The Death of Innocence” by James R. Arnold
  • Episode #113-“The West Point Atlas of War: The Civil War” – Chief Editor: Vincent J. Esposito
  • Episode #112-“Shiloh: Confederate High Tide in the Heartland” by Steven E. Woodworth
  • Episode #111-“Shiloh 1862” by Winston Groom
  • Episode #110- “The Civil War in North Carolina” by John G. Barrett
  • Episode #109- “Ironclads and Columbiads: The Civil War in North Carolina-The Coast” by William R. Trotter
  • Episode #108- “Duel Between the First Ironclads” by William C. Davis
  • Episode #107- “Confederate Ironclad vs Union Ironclad: Hampton Roads 1862” by Ron Field
  • Episode #106- “Hampton Roads 1862: First Clash of the Ironclads” by Angus Konstam
  • Episode #105- “The Confederate Navy: The Ships, Men and Organization, 1861-1865” edited by William N. Still, Jr.
  • Episode #104- Music CD “Dream of a Good Death: New Songs of the Old War” by Clark Hansbarger
  • Episode #103- “Ben McCulloch and the Frontier Military Tradition” by Thomas W. Cutrer
  • Episode #102- “Pea Ridge: Civil War Campaign in the West” by William L. Shea and Earl J. Hess
  • Episode #101- “The Battle of Pea Ridge: The Civil War Fight for the Ozarks” by James R. Knight
  • Episode #100- “Battle Hymns: The Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War” by Christian McWhirter
  • Episode #99- “The Battle of Glorieta Pass: A Gettysburg in the West, March 26-28, 1862” by Thomas S. Edrington and John Taylor… “Sibley’s New Mexico Campaign” by Martin Hardwick Hall
  • Episode #98- “The Battle of Glorieta: Union Victory in the West” by Don E. Alberts… Blue & Gray magazine June, 1994
  • Episode #97- “Bloody Valverde: A Civil War Battle on the Rio Grande, February 21, 1862” by John Taylor… America’s Civil War Magazine, January 2013
  • Episode #96- “The Civil War in the West” by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr
  • Episode #95- “A Battle from the Start: the Life of Nathan Bedford Forrest” by Brian Steel Wills
  • Episode #94- “The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi” by Earl J. Hess
  • Episode #93- Blue & Gray magazine Vol.28#4… North & South magazine Vol.7#2
  • Episode #92- “Struggle for the Heartland: The Campaigns from Fort Henry to Corinth” by Stephen D. Engle
  • Episode #91- “The Battle of Fort Donelson: No Terms but Unconditional Surrender” by James R. Knight
  • Episode #90- “Where the South Lost the War: An Analysis of the Fort Henry-Fort Donelson Campaign, February 1862” by Kendall D. Gott
  • Episode #89- “Forts Henry and Donelson: The Key to the Confederate Heartland” by Benjamin F. Cooling
  • Episode #88- “Mill Springs: Campaign and Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky” by Kenneth A. Hafendorfer
  • Episode #87- “The Battle of Mill Springs Kentucky” by Stuart W. Sanders
  • Episode #86- “The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War” by Donald J. Eicher
  • Episode #85- “The Civil War Day by Day, An Almanac, 1861-1865” by E.B. Long with Barbara Long
  • Episode #84- “Caution and Cooperation: The American Civil War in British-American Relations” by Phillip E. Myers
  • Episode #83- “Blue & Gray Diplomacy: A History of Union and Confederate Foreign Relations” by Howard Jones
  • Bonus Episode- “Albert Sidney Johnston: Soldier of Three Republics” by Charles P. Roland
  • Bonus Episode- “Mr. Lincoln’s Brown Water Navy: The Mississippi Squadron” by Gary D. Joiner
  • Episode #82- “The Battle of Belmont: Grant Strikes South” by Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes, Jr
  • Episode #81- “Decision in the Heartland: The Civil War in the West” by Steven E. Woodworth
  • Episode #80- “U.S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth” by Joan Waugh
  • Episode #79- “Ulysses S. Grant: Triumph over Adversity, 1822-1865” by Brooks D. Simpson
  • Episode #78- “Rehearsal for Reconstruction: The Port Royal Experiment” by Willie Lee Rose
  • Episode #77- “Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in America, 1861-1865” by James Oakes
  • Episode #76- “Now for the Contest: Coastal & Oceanic naval Operations in the Civil War” by William H. Roberts
  • Episode #75- “Over Lincoln’s Shoulder: The Committee on the Conduct of the War” by Bruce Tap
  • Episode #74- “Controversies and Commanders of the Civil War: Dispatches from the Army of the Potomac” by Stephen W. Sears
  • Episode #73- “A Little Short of Boats: The Battle of Ball’s Bluff and Edwards Ferry” by James A. Morgan
  • Episode #72- “George B. McClellan: The Young Napoleon” by Stephen W. Sears
  • Episode #71- “September Blood: The Battle of Carnifex Ferry” by Terry Lowry… “R.E. Lee’s Cheat Mountain Campaign” by Jack Zinn
  • Episode #70- “The Civil War in Coastal North Carolina” by John S. Carbone
  • Episode #69- “Pathfinder: John Charles Fremont and the Course of American Empire” by Tom Chaffin
  • Episode #68- North & South magazine Issue 3 (February 1998)
  • Episode #67- “Wilson’s Creek: The Second Battle of the Civil War and the Men Who Fought It” by William Garrett Piston & Richard W. Hatcher III
  • Episode #66- “Campaign for Wilson’s Creek: The Fight for Missouri” by Jeffrey L. Patrick
  • Episode #65- “The Civil War in Missouri: A Military History” by Louis S. Gerteis
  • Episode #64- North & South magazine Vol.2#5
  • Episode #63- “The Body of John Merryman: Abraham Lincoln and the Suspension of Habeas Corpus” by Brian McGinty
  • Episode #62- America’s Civil War magazine June, 2009
  • Episode #61- “The Encyclopedia of Civil War Medicine” by Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein
  • Episode #60- “The New York Times’ Disunion: Modern Historians Revisit and Reconsider the Civil War from Lincoln’s Election to the Emancipation Proclamation” edited by Ted Widmer
  • Episode #59- “The Civil War in the East: Struggle, Stalemate, and Victory” by Brooks D. Simpson
  • Episode #58- “Battle at Bull Run: A History of the First Major Campaign of the Civil War” by William C. Davis
  • Episode #57- “Stonewall Jackson: The Man, The Soldier, The Legend” by James I. Robertson, Jr
  • Episode #56- Blue & Gray magazine Vol.27#5
  • Episode #55- “The First Battle of Manassas: An End to Innocence July 18-21, 1861” by John Hennessy
  • Episode #54- “A Single Grand Victory: The First Campaign and Battle of Manassas” by Ethan S. Rafuse
  • Episode #53- “Donnybrook: The Battle of Bull Run, 1861” by David Detzer
  • Episode #52- “The Maps of First Bull Run: An Atlas of the First Bull Run (Manassas) Campaign, including the Battle of Ball’s Bluff, June-October 1861” by Bradley M. Gottfried
  • Episode #51- “For Cause & Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War” by James M. McPherson… “The Union War” by Gary W. Gallagher… “The Confederate War” by Gary D. Gallagher
  • Bonus Episode- “This Great Struggle: America’s Civil War” by Steven E. Woodworth
  • Episode #50- “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery” by Eric Foner… “Big Bethel: The First Battle” by John V. Quarstein… “Battle of Big Bethel: Crucial Clash in Early Civil War Virginia” by J. Michael Cobb, Edward B. Hicks, and Wythe Holt
  • Episode #49- “Civil War Artillery at Gettysburg: Organization, Equipment, Ammunition, and Operations” by Philip M. Cole
  • Gettysburg Address Book Recommendations- “Lincoln at Gettysburg” by Garry Wills… “The Gettysburg Gospel” by Gabor Boritt… “Writing the Gettysburg Address” by Martin P. Johnson… “Long Remembered; Lincoln and the Five Versions of the Gettysburg Address” with commentary by Douglas L. Wilson… “The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Novel” written by John Hennessey and art by Aaron McConnell… “The Gettysburg Story” (dvd) produced & directed by Jake Boritt
  • Episode #48- North & South magazine Vol.2#2
  • Episode #47- “Company Aytch, or a Side Show of the Big Show” by Sam Watkins
  • Episode #46- “The Rifle Musket in Civil War Combat: Reality and Myth” by Earl J. Hess
  • Episode #45- “The Life of Johnny Reb: The Common Soldier of the Confederacy” and “The Life of Billy Yank: The Common Soldier of the Union” by Bell Irvin Wiley
  • Episode #44- North & South magazine Vol.7#7… Blue & Gray magazine Vol.10#6
  • Episode #43- “An American Iliad: The Story of the Civil War” by Charles P. Roland
  • Episode #42- “The Last Battle of the Civil War: United States Versus Lee, 1861-1883” by Anthony P. Gaughan
  • Episode #41- “The Grand Design: Strategy and the U.S. Civil War” by Donald Stoker
  • Episode #40- “Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters” by Elizabeth Brown Pryor
  • Episode #39- “War on the Waters: The Union & Confederate Navies, 1861-1865” by James M. McPherson
  • Episode #38- “The West Point Atlas of War: The Civil War” chief editor Brig. Gen. Vincent J. Esposito… “A Battlefield Atlas of the Civil War” by Craig L. Symonds… “National Geographic Atlas of the Civil War: A Comprehensive Guide to the Tactics and Terrain of Battle” by neil Kagan & Stephen G. Hyslop…”Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War” by Earl B. McElfresh… “Illustrated Atlas of the Civil War” (Echoes of Glory Series) by the editors of Time-Life Books
  • Episode #37- “The Siege of Washington: The Untold Story of the Twelve Days that Shook the Union” by John Lockwood & Charles Lockwood
  • Episode #36- North & South magazines Vol.5#4 & Vol.12#1
  • Episode #35- “Second Sumter: The Struggle for Pensacola” by Eric Niderost, in Civil War Quarterly Early Summer 2013/Premier Issue
  • Episode #34- “Allegiance: Fort Sumter, Charleston, and the Beginning of the Civil War” by David Detzer
  • Episode #33- “P.G.T. Beauregard: Napoleon in Gray” by T. Harry Williams
  • Episode #32- “Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man” by Walter Stahr
  • Episode #31- “A Great Civil War: A Military and Political History, 1861-1865” by Russell F. Weigley
  • Episode #30- “Days of Defiance: Sumter, Secession, and the Coming of the Civil War” by Maury Klein
  • Episode #29- “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Episode #28- “Lincoln as President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter of 1860-1861” by Harold Holzer
  • Episode #27- “The Confederate Nation: 1861-1865” by Emory M. Thomas
  • Episode #26- “Jefferson Davis, American” by William J. Cooper, Jr
  • Bonus Episode- “Life in Civil War America” by Michael O. Varhola
  • Episode #25- “Look Away! A History of the Confederate States of America” by William C. Davis
  • Episode #24- “Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War” by Charles B. Dew
  • Episode #23- “We Have the War Upon Us: The Onset of the Civil War, November 1860- April 1861” by William J. Cooper
  • Episode #22- “Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election that Brought On the Civil War” by Douglas R. Egerton
  • Episode #21- “Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech that Made Abraham Lincoln President” by Harold Holzer
  • Episode #20- “Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the War” by Tony Horwitz
  • Episode #19- “Stephen A. Douglas” by Robert Johannsen… “Lincoln” by David Herbert Donald
  • Episode #18- “Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America” by Allen C. Guelzo
  • Episode #17- “A. Lincoln” by Ronald C. White, Jr
  • Episode #16- “Abraham Lincoln” by Benjamin P. Thomas
  • Episode #15- “The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics” by Don E. Fehrenbacher
  • Episode #14- “James Buchanan” by Jean H. Baker
  • Episode #13- “The Caning: The Assault that Drove America to Civil War” by Stephen Puleo
  • Episode #12- “Bleeding Kansas: Contested Liberty in the Civil War Era” by Nicole Etcheson
  • Episode #11- “Uncle Tom’s Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly” by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Episode #10- “The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics” by James Oakes
  • Episode #9- “Half Slave and Half Free: The Roots of the Civil War” by Bruce Levine
  • Episode #8- “On the Brink of Civil War: The Compromise of 1850 and How It Changed the Course of American History” by John C. Waugh
  • Episode #7- “Class of 1846: From West Point to Appomattox- Stonewall Jackson, George McClellan, and their Brothers” by John C. Waugh
  • Episode #6- “A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent” by Robert W. Merry
  • Episode #5- “So Far from God: The U.S. War with Mexico, 1846-1848” by John S.D. Eisenhower
  • Episode #4- “Disunion! The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859” by Elizabeth R. Varon
  • Episode #3- “The Missouri Compromise and Its Aftermath: Slavery and the Meaning of America” by Robert Pierce Forbes
  • Episode #2- “What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848” by Daniel Walker Howe… “Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era” by James McPherson
  • Episode #1- “The American Heritage New History of the Civil War” written by Bruce Catton