A selected list of books covering the American Civil War Era
Every week we are asked by students, buffs, and Civil War enthusiasts about books related to the Civil War. Most inquiries are from folks just getting interested in the topic and want to learn a little bit more about the topic. One would think this would be an easy question to answer, but it is not. Tens of thousands of books have been written about the Civil War Era. These books all vary in length, quality, and depth. Just like these works, readers also vary. Readers may be looking for information about one general, one battle, or the Civil War as a whole. Below is a list of books to get you started down the road of Civil War scholarship. By no means is this a comprehensive list of titles, rather it is a list of some of the best books on the topic.