Top 50 Civil War Books of All-Time

L.S. column = Pos. in last survey. NL = Not listed in last survey.

RANK TITLE AUTHOR L.S. DETAILS/BUY
1 The Civil War: A Narrative Shelby Foote 1 Details/Buy It
2 Battle Cry of Freedom McPherson 3 Details/Buy It
3 Killer Angels Shaara 2 Details/Buy It 
4 Lee's Lieutenants Freeman 9 Details/Buy It
5 Stonewall Jackson: The Man, The Soldier, The Legend Robertson 8 Details/Buy It
6 The Gettysburg Campaign Edwin B.  Coddington 4 Details/Buy It
7 Co. Aytch Sam R. Watkins 27 Details/Buy It
8 A Stillness at Appomattox Bruce Catton 5 Details/Buy It
9 Confederacy's Last Hurrah/Embrace an Angry Wind Wiley Sword 16 Details/Buy It
10 Fighting for the Confederacy E. Porter Alexander 30 Details/Buy It
11 Landscape Turned Red Stephen W Sears NL Details/Buy It
12 Gettysburg Stephen W Sears NL Details/Buy It
13 American Brutus Michael W Kauffman NL Details/Buy It
14 Gettysburg: 2nd Day Harry Willcox Pfanz 6 Details/Buy It
15 Generals in Blue Ezra J Warner NL Details/Buy It
16 Gettysburg: A Journey in Time William A. Frassanito NL Details/Buy It
17 Team of Rivals Doris Kearns Goodwin NL Details/Buy It
18 A Little Short Of Boats: The Fights at Ball's Bluff and Edward's Ferry James A. Morgan NL Details/Buy It
19 Centennial History of the CW Bruce Catton 43 Details/Buy It
20 Harvard's Civil War: The History of the Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Richard Miller NL Details/Buy It
21 Mosby's Rangers Jeffry D. Wert NL Details/Buy It
22 The Golden Book of the Civil War American Heritage NL Details/Buy It
23 Confederates in the Attic Tony Horwitz 15 Details/Buy It
24  April 1865: The Month That Saved America Jay Winik NL Details/Buy It
25 This Terrible Sound. The Battle of Chickamauga Peter Cozzens NL Details/Buy It
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26 Taken at the Flood: Robert E. Lee and Confederate Strategy in the Maryland Campaign of 1862 Joseph Harsh NL Details/Buy It
27 Nothing but Victory: The Army of the Tennessee, 1861-1865 Steven E. Woodworth NL Details/Buy It
28 The Life of Johnny Reb: The Common Soldier of the Confederacy Bell Irvin Wiley NL Details/Buy It
29 The Civil War Dictionary Mark Boatner NL Details/Buy It
30 Lee Douglas Freeman NL Details/Buy It
31 Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years & the War Years Carl Sanburg NL Details/Buy It
32 Red Badge of Courage Stephen Crane NL Details/Buy It
33 The Official Records of the War of the Rebellion Participants 10 (On CD)
Details/Buy It
34 Antietam: The Soldiers' Battle John Michael Priest NL Details/Buy It
35 The Class of 1846: From West Point to Appomattox John Waugh NL Details/Buy It
36 Stealing the General: The Great Locomotive Chase and the First Medal of Honor Russell S. Bonds NL Details/Buy It
37 Pea Ridge: Civil War Campaign in the West Shea & Hess NL Details/Buy It
38 Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant 7 Details/Buy It
39 Hardtack & Coffee John D. Billings 32 Details/Buy It
40 Guns at Gettysburg Fairfax Downey NL Details/Buy It
41 Gone With The Wind Margaret Mitchell 24 Details/Buy It
42 Warrior Generals Thomas Buell 39 Details/Buy It
43 Generals in Gray Ezra J. Warner NL Details/Buy It
44 Battles & Leaders Various 13 Details/Buy It
45 Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas John J. Hennessy 18 Details/Buy It
46 The Secret War for the Union Edwin C. Fishel NL Details/Buy It
47 Three Years in the Army of the Cumberland James Austin Connolly 25 Details/Buy It
48 Retreat from Gettysburg: Lee, Logistics, and the Pennsylvania Campaign Kent Masterson Brown NL Details/Buy It
49 Last Full Measure Jeff Shaara NL Details/Buy It
50 Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart's Controversial Ride to Gettysburg Wittenberg & Petruzzi NL Details/Buy It
         

 

 

 



 

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