Civil War Sesquicentennial: 26 free books on the Civil War

Our librarian friend, Judy Crook, sent a link to the National Park Service website where you can download, free, 26 books on the Civil War.

150th Anniversary Civil War

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Eastern National is celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War with electronic editions of eParks’ National Park Civil War Series of books. Read them online or own your own paper edition by visiting our Civil War Series store.

With a color printer, a teacher could assemble 26 readers for use in the classroom, or for homework assignments.  The books sell for $8.95 through the NPS bookstore.  The first listed volume, A Concise History of the Civil War, provides a good, brief summary, with some features in the .pdf version teachers should be happy to find:  A list of 25 battles of significance, and black-and-white maps of battle locations and the Confederacy, for examples.

Great idea to make this stuff available for free, online.  I wonder, how many people will really take advantage of the opportunity?

Buy paper copies here, at the eParks Store; here are links to the .pdfs of the 26 volumes, below:

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Cover for A Concise History of THE CIVIL WAR

3 Responses to Civil War Sesquicentennial: 26 free books on the Civil War

  1. Ed Darrell says:

    Ouch. Thanks for the correction.

    I’ve gotta have some words with the copy editor.


  2. Jude says:

    Make that “Crook” and I’ll be happier…. : )


  3. James Kessler says:

    And the “War of Nawthen Aggression”ites will appear in 5….4…3….2…1


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