The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation

America s first presidential impeachment A prize winning author tells the story of the efforts by heroic citizens to preserve the victories of the Civil War by removing a bigoted president who ruled as if he were king When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and Vice President Andrew Johnson became

Mustard Seed

The bestselling author of Yellow Crocus returns with a haunting and tender story of three women returning to the plantation they once called home Oberlin, Ohio, 1868 Lisbeth Johnson was born into privilege in the antebellum South Jordan Freedman was born a slave to Mattie, Lisbeth s beloved nurse

Varina

In his powerful fourth novel, Charles Frazier returns to the time and place of Cold Mountain, vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War With her marriage prospects limited, teenage Varina Howell agrees to wed the much older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects a

Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times

From a preeminent presidential historian comes a groundbreaking and often surprising narrative of America s wartime chief executives It sometimes seems, in retrospect, as if America has been almost continuously at war Ten years in the research and writing, Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial,

Spying on the South: Travels with Frederick Law Olmsted in a Fractured Land

Beloved best selling author Tony Horwitz retraces Frederick Law Olmsted s epic journey across the American South in the 1850s, as he too searches for common ground in a dangerously riven nation On the eve of the Civil War, an up and coming newspaper, the New York Times, sent a young travel writer t

Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency

The true story of Abraham Lincoln s last murder trial, a strange case in which he had a deep personal involvement and which was played out in the nation s newspapers as he began his presidential campaign.At the end of the summer of 1859, twenty two year old Peachy Quinn Harrison went on trial for m

Going Home

bestselling author James D Shipman s Going Home is a Civil War historical novel based on a true story and a tragic drama of trust betrayed Joseph Forsyth is the Irish immigrant son of a jobless alcoholic Indentured to a printer in Quebec at age 11, he undergoes abuse and alienation before

Sister of Mine

When two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress Little do they know that this place has an unusual history.Twelve ye