Journals & Reports – Available for Sale

The First Defenders Civil War Round Table has supported its preservation efforts by conducting book raffles during its monthly programs.  Through the generosity of members and friends, our book supply has continued to grow.  Members now have the opportunity to acquire surplus editions at very low cost.  And, as always, proceeds go directly to preservation!

        Fees for Books

        Most Hardcovers & Large Soft-covers——$5.00

        Small Hardcovers & Paperbacks————-$3.00

        Miscellaneous items are negotiable!

 

        Contact Info

        Contact Gary Hertzog—(610)683-5386 or gshertzog@verizon.net

Books may be picked up at the First Defenders Meeting held at The Inn at Reading, the 2nd Tuesday of every month between 5:45 to 6:45 pm.  Or arrangements may be made with Gary for other options.  All sales are cash only!!!

{Don’t see what you want?  Check back often as our inventory is continually changing!}

1. BATTLE AT BULL RUN (A History of the First Major Campaign of the Civil War) by William C. Davis
2. CHATTANOOGA (A Death Grip on the Confederacy) by James L. McDonough
3. COLD HARBOR (Grant & Lee, May 26-June 3, 1864) by Gordon C. Rhea
4. FIELDS OF GLORY (A History & Tour Guide of the Atlanta Campaign) by Jim Miles
5. GUIDE TO THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM, THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862 (US Army War College) edited by Jay Luvaas & Harold W. Nelson
6. GUIDE TO THE BATTLES OF CHANCELLORSVILLE & FREDERICKSBURG (US Army War College) edited by Jay Luvaas &Harold W. Nelson
7. IF IT TAKES ALL SUMMER (THE BATTLE OF SPOTSYLVANIA) by William D. Matter
8. LANDSCAPE TURNED RED (The Battle of Antietam) by Stephen W. Sear
9. LEE’S LAST CAMPAIGN (The Story of Lee & His Men Against Grant-1864) by Clifford Dowdey
10. NOT WAR BUT MURDER (Cold Harbor 1864) by Ernest B. Furgurson
11. RECEDING TIDE (Vicksburg & Gettysburg-THE CAMPAIGNS THAT CHANGED THE CIVIL WAR) by Edwin C. Bearss with J. Parker Hills
12. RETURN TO BULL RUN (The Campaign & Battle of Second Manassas) by John J.Hennessy
13. RICHMOND REDEEMED (The Siege at Petersburg) by Richard J. Sommers
14. ROLL CALL TO DESTINY (The Soldiers’s Eye View of Civil War Battles) by Brent Nosworthy
15. SHERMAN’S HORSEMEN (Union Cavalry Operations in the Atlanta Campaign) by David Evans
16. SHERMAN’S MARCH-ATLANTA TO THE SEA (The Civil War Series) by David Nevin & Editors of Time-Life Books
17. STONEWALL JACKSON AT CEDAR MOUNTAIN BY Robert K. Krick
18. THE BATTLE OF THE CRATER by Jeff Kinard
19. THE LAST CITADEL (PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA JUNE 1864-APRIL 1865) Noah A. Trudeau
20. THE WAR FOR THE UNION (The Organized War to Victory 1864-1865) by Allan Nevins
21. TO THE SEA (A History & Tour Guide of Sherman’s March) by Jim Miles
22. “WE ARE IN FOR IT.” (The First Battle of Kernstown) by Gary L. Ecelbarger
23. WHERE THE SOUTH LOST THE WAR (An Analysis of the Fort Henry-Fort Donelson Campaign, February 1862) by Kendall D. Gott

1. A DIARY FROM DIXIE (By Mary Boykin Chestnut) edited by Ben Ames Williams
2. A LIGHT IN THE STORM (The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin) by Karen Hesse
3. A POLITICIAN GOES TO WAR (The Civil War Letter of John W. Geary) edited by William A. Blair
4. A YANKEE PRIVATE’S CIVIL WAR by Robert Hale Strong edited by Ashley Halsey
5. AMERICAN BRUTUS (John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies) by Michael W. Kauffman {2}
6. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MAJ. GEN. WILLIAM F. SMITH, 1861-1864 EDITED by Herbert M. Schiller
7. CAMPAIGNING WITH GRANT by General Horace Porter {2}
8. CHANCELLORSVILLE AND GETTYSBURG by Abner Doubleday
9. FIELD OF BATTLE (The Civil War Letters of Major Thomas J. Halsey) by K. M. Kostyal
10. FOR COUNTRY, CAUSE AND LEADER (The Civil War Journal of Charles B. Haydon) edited by Stephen W. Sears
11. FORGOTTEN VALOR (The Memoirs, Journals, & Civil War Letters of Orlando B. Willcox
12. GENERALS SOUTH, GENERALS NORTH (The Commanders of the Civil War Reconsidered) by Alan Axelrod
13. GENTLEMAN AND SOLDIER (The Extraordinary Life of General Wade Hampton) by Edward G. Longacre
14. GEORGE B. McCLELLAN (The Young Napoleon) by Stephen W. Sears
15. GONE FOR A SOLDIER (The Civil War Memoirs of Private Alfred Bellard) edited by David H. Donald
16. GRANT (A Biography) by William S. McFeely
17. GRANT (Memoirs)THE GREAT COMMANDERS Vol. I
18. GRANT AS MILITARY COMMANDER by Gen. Sir James Marshall-Cornwall, KBC, CBE, DSO, MGW
19. GRANT (Personal Memoirs of US Grant, Selected Letters 1839-1865) edited by Mary D. McFeely & William S. McFeely
20. GRANT TAKES COMMAND by Bruce Catton
21. HARD MARCHING EVERY DAY 1861-1865 (The Civil War Letters of Private Wilbur Fisk) edited by Emil & Ruth Rosenblatt
22. INTREPID WARRIOR (Clement Anselm Evans) compiled & edited by Robert G. Stephens, Jr.
23. JOHNNY REB & BILLY YANK by Alexander Hunter
24. JOSHUA CHAMBERLAIN (The Soldier and the Man) by Edward G. Longacre
25. LEE (The Last Years) by Charles B. Flood
26. LEE’S ADJUTANT (The Wartime Letters of Col. Walter H. Taylor, 1862-65) edited by R. Lockwood Tower
27. LEE’S TARNISHED LIEUTENANT (James Longstreet & His Place in Southern History) by William G. Piston
28. LEE’S YOUNG ARTILLERIST (William R. J. Pegram) by Peter S. Carmichael
29. McCLELLAN’S WAR by Ethan S. Rafuse
30. MILITARY HISTORY OF U. S. GRANT, VOL. 3 by Adam Badeau
31. PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF U.S.GRANT edited by E.B.Long
32. READING THE MAN (A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Letters) by Elizabeth B. Pryor
33. RECOLLECTIONS AND LETTERS OF ROBERT E. LEE by Captain Robert E. Lee
34. THE CIVIL WAR DIARY OF A COMMON SOLDIER (William Wiley of the 77th Illionois Infantry) edited by Terrence J. Winschel
35. THE CIVIL WAR JOURNAL OF COLONEL BOLTON, 51ST PA., April 20, 1861-August 2,1865 edited by Richard A. Sauers
36. THE CIVIL WAR PAPERS OF GEORGE B. McCLELLAN (Selected Correspondence 1860-65) edited by Stephen W. Sears
37. THE CIVIL WAR REMINISCENCES OF MAJOR SILAS T. GRISAMORE, C.S.A. edited by Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr.
38. THE NATURE OF SACRIFICE (A Biography of Charles Russell Lowell, Jr.) by Carol Bundy
39. THE WARTIME PAPERS OF R. E. LEE edited by Clifford Dowdey
40. THIS WAR SO HORRIBLE edited by Lewis N. Wayne & Robert A. Taylor
41. TOM TAYLOR’S CIVIL WAR by Albert Castel
42. ULYSSES S. GRANT (THE PERIOD OF NATIONAL PRESERVATION AND RECONSTRUCTION) by William C. Church
43. ULYSEES S. GRANT (Triumph Over Adversity, 1822-65) by Brooks D. Simpson
44. U.S. GRANT AND THE AMERICAN MILITARY TRADITION by Bruce Catton

1. DIXIE BETRAYED (How the South Really Lost the Civil War) by David J. Eicher
2. FACES OF THE CONFEDERACY (An Album of Southern Soldiers and their Stories) by Ronald S. Coddington
3. JEFFERSON DAVIS’S GENERALS by Gabor S. Boritt
4. MAY I QUOTE YOU, GENERAL LONGSTREET? (Observations & Utterances from The South’s Great Generals) edited by Randall Bedwell
5. SEASONS OF WAR (The Ordeal of a Confederate Community 1861-65) by Daniel E. Sutherland
6. STAFF OFFICERS IN GRAY (A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern VA) by Robert E. L. Krick
7. THE CAUSE LOST (Myths & Realities of the Confederacy) by William C. Davis
8. THE CONFEDERATE READER (How the South Saw the War)edited by Richard B. Harwell
9. VIRGINIA AT WAR 1862 edited by William C. Davis & James I. Robertson, Jr.

1. A STRANGE AND BLIGHTED LAND (Gettysburg: The Aftermath of a Battle) by Gregory A. Coco
2. BENEATH A NORTHERN SKY (A Short History of the Gettysburg Campaign) by Seven E. Woodworth
3. GETTYSBURG by Stephen W. Sears
4. GETTYSBURG by LT. Frank A Haskell, USA & Col. William C. Oates, CSA {2}
5. GETTYSBURG (A Battlefield Atlas) by Craig L. Symonds
6. GETTYSBURG (Crisis of Command) by Harry Albright
7. GETTYSBURG (Day Three) by Jeffrey D. Wert
8. GETTYSBURG (The Second Day) by Harry W. Pfanz
9. GETTYSBURG (The Paintings of Mort Kunstler) Text by James M. McPherson
10. GUIDE TO THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG (US Army War College) edited by Jay Luvaas & Harold W. Nelson
11. HERE COME THE REBELSby Wilbur S. Nye
12. HIGH TIDE AT GETTYSBURG by GLENN TUCKER
13. ON THE BLOODSTAINED FIELD II (132 More Human Interest Stories of the Campaign & Battle of Gettysburg) by Gregory A. Coco
14. PICKETT’S CHARGE (In History & Memory) by Carol Reardon
15. PICKETT’S CHARGE (The Last Attack at Gettysburg) by Earl J. Hess
16. RETREAT FROM GETTYSBURG (Lee, Logistics, & the Pennsylvania Campaign) by Kent Masterson Brown
17. THE GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN (A Study in Command) by Edwin B. Coddington
18. THEY MET AT GETTYSBURG by Gen Edward J. Stackpole
19. TWILIGHT AT LITTLE ROUND TOP (July 2, 1863---The Tide Turns at Gettysburg) by Glenn W. Lafantasie

1. A POCKET HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR by Martin F. Graham
2. A STILLNESS AT APPOMATTOX (The Army of the Potomac, Vol. 3) by Bruce
Catton {2}
3. BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM by James McPherson
4. BATTLES AND LEADERS OF THE CIVIL WAR VOL. II (The Struggle Intensifies) published by Castle Books
5. BLUE AND GRAY by Martin F. Graham
6. ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF THE CIVIL WAR(Echoes ofGlory) edited by Time-Life Books
7. MILITARY HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR by W.B. Wood & Major Edmonds
8. THE AMERICAN HERITAGE PICTURE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR 2 VOLS. published by American Heritage Publishing Company
9. THE ATLAS OF THE CIVIL WAR edited byJames M. McPherson
10. THE CIVIL WAR, A NARRATIVE (FREDRICKSBURG TO MERIDIAN) by Shelby Foote
11. THE CIVIL WAR (A History) by Harry Hansen
12. THE CIVIL WAR (AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY) by Geoffrey C. Ward with Ric & Ken Burns
13. THE CIVIL WAR ARCHIVE ( The History of the Civil War in Documents) edited by Henry S. Commager
14. THE ROAD TO DISUNION VOL. II (Secessionists Triumphant 1854-1860) by William H. Freehling
15. THE SWORD OF LINCOLN (The Army of the Potomac) by Jeffrey D. Wert
16. VOICES OF THE CIVIL WAR by Richard Wheeler
17. WHO WAS WHO in the CIVIL WAR edited by John S. Bowman

1. A HISTORY OF COMPANY C 50TH PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENT by J. Stuart Richards
2. HISTORY OF THE THIRTEENTH REGIMENT TENNESSEE VOLUNTEER CAVALRY, USA by Samuel W. Scott & Samuel P. Angel
3. IN DEER ISLAND MAINE (The 16th Maine Volunteer Regiment at War and at Home) by Peter Scott
4. LEE’S TAR HEELS (THE Pettigrew-Kirkland-MacRae Brigade) by Earl J. Hess
5. MOTHER, MAY YOU NEVER SEE THE SIGHTS I HAVE SEEN (The 57th Mass. Veteran Volunteer in the Last Year of the War) by Warren Wilkinson
6. ON MANY A BLOODY FIELD (Four Years in the Iron Brigade) by Alan D. Gaff
7. OUR CAMPAIGN (The Second Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteers, 1861-1864) by Major E. M. Woodward
8. THE IRON BRIGADE (A Military History) by Alan T. Nolan
9. THE ORPHAN BRIGADE by William C. Davis
10. . “THIS WAR IS AN AWFUL THING” (The Civil War Letters of the National Guard, The 19th& 90th PA Volunteers) Collected and Edited by James Durkin

1. Abraham Lincoln (Philosopher, Statesman) by Joseph R. Fornieri {2}
2. ABRAHAM LINCOLN SESQUICENTENNIAL, 1959-1960 by Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission
3. ABRAHAM LINCOLN (The War Years Vol. I-IV) by Carl Sandburg
4. ABRAHAM LINCOLN (The Man and His Faith) by G.Frederick Owen
5. ABRAHAM LINCOLN VERSUS JEFFERSON DAVISby Irving Werstein
6. ABRAHAM LINCOLN (Wisdom and Wit) by edited by Louise Bachelder
7. LINCOLN (A Life of Purpose & Power) by Richard Carwardine
8. LINCOLN THE DECISION FOR WAR (The Northern Response to Secession) by Russell McClintock
9. LINCOLNTHE WAR PRESIDENT (THE GETTYSBURG LECTURES) by Gabor S. Boritt
10. LINCOLN’S GENERALS edited by Gabor S. Boritt
11. PRESIDENT LINCOLN (The Duty of a Statesman) by William L. Miller
12. TEAM OF RIVALS (The Political Genius of ABRAHAM LINCOLN) by Doris Kearns Goodwin {2}
13. THE COLLECTED WORKS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN VOL.I-VIII + INDEX )TheAbraham Lincoln Association edited by Roy P. Basler
14. The LANGUAGE of LIBERTY (The Political Speeches and Writings of ABRAHAM LINCOLN) edited by Joseph R. Fornieri
15. THE LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATES edited by Robert W. Johannsen
16. THE LIVING LINCOLN(The Man, His Mind, His Times…., from His Own Writings)edited by Thomas A. Horrocks, Harold Holzer & Frank J. Williams {2}
17. THE MILITARY GENIUS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Brg. Gen. Collin R. Ballard
18. TRIED BY WAR (Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief) by James M. McPherson
19. “WE ARE LINCOLN MEN” (Abraham Lincoln & His Friends) by David H. Donald

1. A CIVIL WAR JOURNAL (A Collection of Little-Known Facts & Other Odds-and-Ends about the Civil War) compiled by Albert A. Nofi
2. A CIVIL WAR TREASURY by Albert Nofi
3. A CIVIL WAR TREASURY OF TALES, LEGENDS & FOLKLORE edited by B.A. Botkin
4. A TOUR GUIDE TO THE CIVIL WAR by Alice Cromie
5. AFTER LINCOLN (How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace) by A. J. Langguth
6. AT THE EDGE OF THE PRECIPICE (Henry Clay and the Compromise that Saved the Union) by Robert V. Remini
7. ATTACK AND DIE (Civil War Tactics & the Southern Heritage) by Grady McWhitney & Perry D. Jamieson
8. BRADY’S CIVIL WAR JOURNAL (Photographing the Civil War 1861-65) by Theodore P. Savas
9. BRAVE MEN IN DESPERATE TIMES(The Lives of Civil War Soldiers) by John McKay
10. CHARLOTTESVILLE & the UNIVERSITY of VIRGINIA in the Civil Warby Ervin L. Jordan, Jr.
11. CIVIL WAR CITY (HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA 1861-1865) by William J. Miller
12. CIVIL WAR COMMAND & STRATEGY (The Process of Victory & Defeat) by Archer Jones
13. CIVIL WAR FRONT PAGES (A Collection of Front Pages from North & South) edited by John Wagman
14. CIVIL WAR GHOST STORIES by Angus Konstam
15. CIVIL WAR GOLD AND OTHER LOST TREASURES by W. Craig Gaines
16. CIVIL WAR 101 by Donald Cartmell
17. CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS (Their Expectations & their Experiences) by Reid Mitchell
18. CIVIL WAR TRIVIA & FACT BOOK by Webb Garrison
19. DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR (Everything You Need to Know About America’s Greatest Conflict But Never Learned) by Kenneth C. Davis
20. EMBATTLED COURAGE (The Experience of Combat in the Civil War) by Gerald F. Linderman {2}
21. EMBATTLED SHRINE (Jamestown in the Civil War) by David F. Riggs
22. IT HAPPENED IN THE CIVIL WAR by Michael R. Bradley
23. LINCOLN & McCLELLAN (The Troubled Partnership Between a President & His General) by John C. Waugh
24. MAJOR PROBLEMS IN THE CIVIL WAR & RECONSTRUCTION edited by Michael Perman& Amy M. Taylor
25. MAPS AND MAPMAKERS OF THE CIVIL WAR BY Earl B. McElfresh
26. MORE CIVIL WAR CURIOSITIES (Fascinating Tales, Infamous Characters, and Strange Coincidences) by Webb Garrison
27. 1001 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR by Frank E. Vandiver
28. PARTNERS IN COMMAND (The Relationships Between Leaders in the Civil War) by Joseph T.Glatthar
29. PORTRAITS OF WAR (Civil War Photographers and Their Work) by George Sullivan
30. REBUILDING A NATION (Picking Up the Pieces) by Cobblestone Publishing
31. SHE WENT TO THE FIELD ((Women Soldiers of the Civil War) by Bonnie Tsui
32. SOLDIER LIFE & THE SECRET SERVICE (Photographic History of the Civil War) by Francis T. Miller
33. SOLDIERS BLUE & GRAY by James I. Robertson
34. TARNISHED VICTORY (Finishing Lincoln’s War) by William Marvel
35. THE CIVIL WAR ALMANAC Edited by John S. Bowman
36. THE CIVIL WAR COOKBOOK by William C. Davis
37. THE CIVIL WAR FACT AND QUIZ BOOK by Rod Gragg
38. THE CIVIL WAR MILITARY MACHINE (Weapons & Tactics of Union & Confederate Armed Forces) by Ian Drury & Tony Gibbons
39. THE CIVIL WAR IN POPULAR CULTURE (A Reusable Past) by Jim Cullen
40. THE CIVIL WAR (Strange & Fascinating Facts) by Burke Davis {3}
41. THE CLASS OF 1846 by John G. Waugh{2}
42. THE GRAND DESIGN (Strategy & the U.S. Civil War) by Donald Stoker
43. TOO AFRAID TO CRY (Maryland Civilians in the Antietam Campaign) by Kathleen A. Ernst
44. TRUE CRIME IN THE CIVIL WAR (Cases of Murder, Treason, Counterfeiting, Massacre, Plunder & Abuse) by Tobin T.Buhk
45. WHY THE SOUTH LOST THE WAR edited by Richard E. Beringer, Herman Hattaway, Archer Jones, & William N. Still, Jr.

1. A REBEL WAR CLERKS DIARY VOL. I by John B. Jones {2}
2. A REBEL WAR CLERK’S DIARY VOL. II by John B. Jones
3. A SOLDIER’S RECOLLECTIONS by Randolph H. McKim
4. ARMY MEMOIRS by Lucius W. Barber
5. BATTLEFIELDS OF THE SOUTH by An English Combatant
6. CAMPAIGNING WITH GRANT by Horace Porter
7. CAMPAIGNS OF A NON-COMBATANT by George Alfred Townsend
8. DARING AND SUFFERING by William Pittenger
9. DESTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION by Richard Taylor
10. DETAILED MINUTIAE OF SOLDIER LIFE by Carlton McCarthy
11. FOUR YEARS IN REBEL CAPITALS by Thomas Cooper DeLeon
12. HARDTACK AND COFFEE by John D. Billings
13. IN AND OUT OF REBEL PRISONS by Alonzo Cooper
14. LIFE IN THE CONFEDERATE ARMY by William Watson
15. MEMORIES by Fannie A. Beers
16. MOSBY’S RANGERS by James J. Williamson{2}
17. ONE OF JACKSON’S FOOT CAVALRY by John H. Worsham
18. PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS OF A CAVALRYMAN by J. H. Kidd
19. RECOLLECTIONS OF A PRIVATE by Warren Lee Cross
20. REMINISCENCES OF THE CIVIL WAR by John B. Gordon {2}
21. RICHMOND DURING THE WAR by Sallie B. Putnam
22. THE CITIZEN SOLDIER by John Beatty
23. THE NARRATIVE OF A BLOCKADE-RUNNER by John Wilkinson
24. THE STORY OF A CANNONEER UNDER STONEWALL JACKSON by Edward A. Moore
25. THE STORY OF A COMMON SOLDIER by Leander Stillwell
26. THREE MONTHS IN THE SOUTHERN STATES by Arthur J. L. Freemantle
27. THREE YEARS IN THE SIXTH CORPS by George T. Stevens
28. WAR FROM THE INSIDE by Frederick L. Hitchcock

WAR OF THE REBELLION (OFFICIAL RECORDS OF THE UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES) REPRINTED 1985 Series I Vol. 2 Vol. 3 Vol. 4 Vol. 5 Vol. 15 Vol. 30 Vol. 41 Series II Vol. 7

1. Cold Harbor (A Novel)by Charles Frazier
2. Gettysburg(A Novel) Fiction by Newt Gingrich & William R. Forstchen
3. Gods and Generals (A Novel of the Civil War) by Jeff Shaara
4. Hard Road to Gettysburg (A Novel) by Ted Jones
5. No Less Than Victory (A Novel of World War II) by Jeff Shaara
6.North and South(A Novel) by John Jakes
7. Play for a Kingdom(A Novel) by Thomas Dyja
7. The Killer Angels (A Novel of 4 Days at Gettysburg) by Michael Shaara
8. The Last Full Measure (The Sequel to The Killer Angels) by Jeff Shaara
9. The March (A Novel) by E. L. Doctorow
10. The Widow of the South(A Novel) by Robert Hicks

1. ASSORTED PAMPHLETS ON BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG & GETTYSBURG
ADDRESS
2. LINCOLN ON LEADERSHIP (Editors of CIVIL WAR TIMES) Collector’s Edition
3. UNDER A WILD SKY (John James Audobon & the Making of the Birds of America)
by William Souder
4.VHS SETS:
a. CIVIL WAR JOURNAL (Vol. 1-6) by A & E Home Video
b. GODS AND GENERALS (2 TAPES)
c. THE CIVIL WAR by Ken Burns
5. Sid Meier’s GETTYSBURG (CD-ROM GAME)
6.NEW YORK TIMES COMMEMORATIVE NEWSPAPER SECTIONS (96 Pages)
7 piece CIVIL WAR JIGSAW PUZZLE
8. OTHER CLAY (A Remembrance of the World War II Infantry) by Charles R. Cawthon
9. POLK (The Man Who Transformed the Presidency & America) by Walter Borneman
10.1776 (America & Britain at War) by David McCullough