Stars In Their Courses

Author: Shelby Foote
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0679601120
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Recreates the Battle of Gettysburg from both the Confederate and Union perspectives

The Stars In Their Courses

Author: James Jeans
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781494053963
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This is a new release of the original 1931 edition.

Conversations With Shelby Foote

Author: Shelby Foote
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9780878053865
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Interviews spanning thirty-seven years of the American author's career cover his feelings on the art of writing, life in the South, writers who have influenced him, and the Civil War

Gettysburg

Author: Stephen W. Sears
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547526843
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The greatest of all Civil War campaigns, Gettysburg was the turning point of the turning point in our nation’s history. Volumes have been written about this momentous three-day battle, but recent histories have tended to focus on the particulars rather than the big picture: on the generals or on single days of battle — even on single charges — or on the daily lives of the soldiers. In Gettysburg Sears tells the whole story in a single volume. From the first gleam in Lee’s eye to the last Rebel hightailing it back across the Potomac, every moment of the battle is brought to life with the vivid narrative skill and impeccable scholarship that has made Stephen Sears’s other histories so successful. Based on years of research, this is the first book in a generation that brings everything together, sorts it all out, makes informed judgments, and takes stands. Even the most knowledgeable of Civil War buffs will find fascinating new material and new interpretations, and Sears’s famously accessible style will make the book just as appealing to the general reader. In short, this is the one book on Gettysburg that anyone interested in the Civil War should own.

Hallowed Ground

Author: James McPherson
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ISBN: 076034776X
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'[I]n a larger sense, we can not dedicate-we can not consecrate-we can not hallow-this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our power to add or detract.' - President Abraham Lincoln

Number The Stars

Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547345444
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As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family. Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war. Winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal.

The Mysterious Universe New Revised Edition

Author: Sir James Hopwood Jeans
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787207927
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The Mysterious Universe is a science book by the British astrophysicist Sir James Jeans. It is an expanded version of the Rede Lecture delivered at the University of Cambridge in 1930, and begins with a full-page citation of the famous passage in Plato’s Republic, Book VII, laying out the allegory of the cave. It makes frequent reference to the quantum theory of radiation, begun by Max Planck in 1900, to Einstein’s general relativity, and to the new theories of quantum mechanics of Heisenberg and Schrödinger, of whose philosophical perplexities the author seemed well aware. This New Revised Edition was first published in 1932. A popular book to this day, and a valuable addition to any reader’s science book collection.