Here are some excellent selections of books on the Civil War. These books recount the history of the most bloody conflict America has ever known. The carnage was horrific, the bravery staggering, the blunders colossal, and the courage of the American Republic unmatched in history. The nation recovered in spite of a civil war that raged within its borders, killing men by the tens of thousands and destroying crops and lands and animals. It brought out the best in many men and women, and gave America a President unlike any that followed him. Abraham Lincoln was a victim of this war. We were benefactors of his kind, gentle spirit, and his genius for keeping alive the dream known as the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.