History Books By Topic

Learning About The Civil War

This post is for sharing “living” or great books on the following history topics:

Abraham Lincoln

The Civil War

General Robert E. Lee

(For the list of all history topics addressed by this blog, click here.)

For Elementary Students:
Newbery Honor book:

Beautifully-illustrated picture book about Abraham Lincoln, gave me chills to read:

From the series, If You Lived…

An informative biography of Civil War hero Joshua Chamberlain, written by Robert F. Kennedy:

I have an older edition of this biography of Lincoln; the newer version linked here looks much better:

This is a large, interesting book about Walt Whitman, focusing on his experience of the Civil War. A Robert Sibert Honor book:

This is a large book describing the deeds of numerous women during the Civil War, illustrated coloring-book style:

For High School Students:
This coffee-table-size book contains incredible maps of warfare from 1750 BC through 2003. Appropriate for upper-elementary through adult:

What are your favorite history books on this topic? Feel free to share with a comment below.


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