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American History Store specializes in BOOKS ON THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG and carries thousands of books on the American Civil War and other historical periods. The small sampling below is simply an attempt to give some idea of the range of  books held. Our policy is to carry an eclectic range to satisfy the tastes of both the general and esoteric reader and to offer the books for sale at a fair price.

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Ancient History:


  • The Histories: by Herodotus  
  • Alexander by Laura Foreman.
  • Twelve Caesars by Graves
  • Marco Polo, from Venice to Xanadu: by Laurence Bergreen   
  • When Baghdad Ruled the Muslim World by Hugh Kennedy
  • Envy of the Gods by John Prevas
  • Swords Against the Senate by Erik Hildinger
  • The Seven Military Classics of Modern China by Ralph D Sawyer

Middle Ages:


  • Sisters of Henry VIII by Maria Perry
  •  The Children of Henry VIII, & Six Wives of Henry VIII both by Alison Weir   
  • Anne Boleyn by Joanna Denny: 
  • Richard and John: Kings at War. by Frank McLynn  
  • The English Civil War by Diane Purkiss

Voyages of Discovery:


  • A Land So Strange (1528 shipwreck & walk across America) by Andre Resendez
  • In a Far Country (1897 attempt to rescue 200 whalers trapped in Alaska's ice) by John Taliaferro

Pilgrims and Protestants:

  • A Great and Godly Adventure by Godfrey Hodgson
  • A Land as God Made It by James Horn

French and Indian War:   


  • A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison  
  • White Devil by Stephen Brumwell    
  • The Great Sioux Uprising (1862) by Jerry Keenan
  • How the Indians Lost Their Land by Stuart Banner
  • North American Indians by George Catlin
  • The History of Roger's Rangers: Vol., 1
  • Genesis: Rogers' Rangers The First Green Berets
  • The History of Rogers Rangers, Vol., III: Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers

The Revolutionary War: For inquiries and prices e-mail us at  habitatgettysburg@hotmail.com   

  • Battles of the Revolutionary War by W. J. Wood 
  • Infamous Scribblers by Eric Burns



  • Slave Trade: 1470 - 1870 by Hugh Thomas
  • A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: an American Slave by Frederick Douglass
  • Far More Terrible For Women ed Patrick Minges
  • Mighty Rough Times, I Tell You. ed Andrea Sutcliffe
  • My Folks Don't Want Me to Talk about Slavery ed Belinda Hurmence
  • Though the Heavens May Fall by Steven M Wise
  • Sons of Providence: The Brown Brothers, the Slave Trade, & the American Revolution by Charles Rappleye

Mexican Wars:


  • On to the Alamo: Col Crockett's Exploits and Adventures in Texas by Richard Penn Smith
  • A Glorious Defeat by Timothy J Henderson.    
  • Gone for Soldiers by Jeff Shaara


American Civil War Era (The War Between The States):  For inquiries and prices e-mail us at  habitatgettysburg@hotmail.com        


  • Battle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPherson. 
  • The Civil War: A Narrative by Shelby Foote (Three volumes)
  • History Buffs Guide to the Civil war by Thomas R Flagel
  • Witness to the Civil War by Jim Lewin
  • The Longest Night by David J Eicher, James M McPherson and Lee Vande Visse

American Civil War (Memoirs, Diaries and Civilian Histories). For inquiries and prices e-mail us at  habitatgettysburg@hotmail.com   


  • The Lee Girls by Mary P Coulling
  • Mary Chestnut's Diary
  • Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs.Keckly by Jennifer Fleischer 
  • The Colors  of Courage: Gettysburg's Forgotten History by Margaret S Creighton
  • John Burns: Hero of Gettysburg by Timothy H Smith
  • At Gettysburg: What a Young Girl Saw by Tillie Pierce Alleman
  • A Woman Doctor's Civil War: Ester Hill's Diary
  • Eye of the Storm by Robert Sneden
  • Sarah Morgan: The Civil War Diary of a Southern Woman.
  • Mrs. Robert E Lee by John Perry
  • My Life in the Irish Brigade by William McCarter and Kevin O'Brien
  • This is Holy Ground: A History of the Gettysburg Battlefield by Barbara L Platt
  • Through Blood & Fire at Gettysburg by Joshua Chamberlain
  • Day's of Darkness: The Civilians of Gettysburg by William G Williams
  • When the Smoke Cleared at Gettysburg by George Sheldon
  • The Hospital on Seminary Ridge at the Battle of Gettysburg by Michael Dreese

Guide & Tour Books Gettysburg:


  • The History Buffs Guide to Gettysburg by Thomas Flagel and Ken Allers Jr  
  • Culp's Hill at Gettysburg by John M Archer
  • East Cemetery Hill at Gettysburg by John M Archer
  • The Myth of Little Round Top by Garry E Adelman
  • Guide to the Battle of Gettysburg (U S Army War College Guides to Civil War Battles) by Jay Luvaas
  • Battle of Gettysburg: A Guided Tour by Edward Stackpole
  • Gettysburg Monuments
  • Gettysburg Souvenir Guide
  • The First Day at Gettysburg: A Walking Tour by James E Thomas
  • Gettysburg's Confederate Dead by Gregory Coco 
  • The Wheatfield at Gettysburg, A Walking Tour by Jay Jorgensen

Battles of the American Civil War : For inquiries and prices e-mail us at  habitatgettysburg@hotmail.com   



  • Retreat from Gettysburg by Kent Masterson Brown 
  • One Continuous Fight by Eric J. Wittenberg, J David Petruzzi and Michael F. Nugent
  • Gettysburg by Stephen W Sears 
  • Gettysburg: A Testing of Courage by Noah Andre Trudeau
  • Through Blood & Fire at Gettysburg by Joshua L Chamberlain
  • Through Blood & Fire and Other Articles by Joshua L Chamberlain ed Mark Nesbitt 
  • Attack & Defense of Little Round Top by Oliver Norton. Lt Norton, 83rd Penn Reg, part of the brigade that defended and held Little Round Top.
  • Cannoneers, to Your Posts!" by Frank J Piatek


  • Gettysburg: The Meade-Sickles Controversy by Richard A Sauers 
  • Pickett's Charge by George R Stewart 
  • Storming Little Round Top by Phillip Thomas Tucker    
  • Gettysburg: The First Day by Harry W Pfanz 
  • Gettysburg: The Second Day by Harry W Pfanz 
  • Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond edited by Gary W Gallagher      
  • Cemetery Hill by Terry L Jones
  • Command & Communication Frictions in the Gettysburg Campaign by Phillip M Cole
  • Crisis at the Crossroads: First Day at Gettysburg by Warren Hassler, Jr
  • Death of a Nation by Clifford Dowdey
  • Damn Dutch by David L Valuska and Martin Oefele
  • The Gettysburg Campaign: A Study in Command by Edwin B Coddington 
  • The Gettysburg Campaign June 3 - Aug 1 1863 compiled by R Sauers
  • The Gettysburg Campaign: June-July 1863 by Albert A Nofi 
  • Gettysburg: Culp's Hill & Cemetery Hill by Harry W Pfanz 
  • Gettysburg Day Three by Jeffery D Wert
  • Gettysburg's Bloody Wheatfield by Jay Jorgensen
  • High Tide at Gettysburg by Glen Tucker. 
  • Kelly's Heroes, the Irish Brigade at Gettysburg by T L Murphy
  • Lee at Gettysburg by A M Gabone
  • Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg by Troy Harman
  • Lost Triumph by Tom Carhart
  • The Maps of Gettysburg: The Gettysburg Campaign by Bradley Gottfried. [Over 140 maps accompanied by easy to understand text.]
  • Morning at Willoughby Run by Richard Shue. [ The opening battle on July 1, 1863]
  • North with Lee & Jackson by James A Kegel
  • Pickett's Charge by George Stewart
  • Pickett's Charge: The Last Attack at Gettysburg by Earl J Hess
  • Pickett's Charge in History & Memory by Carol Reardon
  • Plenty of Blame to go Around by Eric J Wittenberg & J David Petruzzi
  • Saber and Scapegoat by Mark Nesbitt
  • Stars in their Courses by Shelby Foote 
  • The Cavalry at Gettysburg by Edward G Longacre
  • The Great Invasion by Jacob Hoke
  • These Honored Dead by Thomas A Desjardin
  • They Met at Gettysburg by Edward Stackpole
  • 35 Days to Gettysburg by Mark Nesbitt
  • Traveller & Company: the Horses of Gettysburg by Blake M Magner
  • Twilight at Little Round Top by Glen LaFantasie
  • The Union Generals Speak. The Meade Hearings on the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Witness to Gettysburg by Richard Wheeler 


  • Crossroads of Freedom by James M McPherson       



  • Bentonville : The Final Battle of Sherman and Johnston by Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Jr 

        Bull Run:


  • Chancellorsville by Stephen W Sears        

        Fort Sumter:


  • Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg! by George C Rable


  • Shiloh: The Battle That Changed the Civil War by Larry J. Daniel


  • Vicksburg by Michael B Ballard

         The Wilderness:   

  • The Wilderness Campaign edited by Gary W Gallagher  

Civil War Naval Battles and History:


Civil War Armies & Regiments: For inquiries and prices e-mail us at  habitatgettysburg@hotmail.com   


  • Brigades of Gettysburg by Bradley M Gottfried
  • Sword of Lincoln: The Army of the Potomac by Jeffry D. Wert
  • Army of the Potomac, Vol. II by Russel H. Beatie
  • Custer and His Wolverines by Edward Longacre
  • The Irish Brigade in the Civil War by Joseph G Bilby
  • Lee's Tigers by Terry L Jones
  • Stand Firm Ye Boys From Maine by Thomas A Desjardin
  • Maine at Gettysburg

Civil War Generals          

  • Joshua Chamberlain by Edward Longacre 
  • Rebel: The Life and Times of John Singleton Mosby by Kevin H Siepel      
  • Generals of the Civil War by Larry Tagg
  • Generals of Gettysburg by Larry Tagg
  • Lee's Lieutenants. Edited by Stephen W. Sears. Written by Douglas Southall Freeman
  • Lee and Longstreet at Gettysburg by Glen Tucker
  • Robert E Lee by Roy Blount


  • Meade: Victor of Gettysburg by Richard A Sauers
  • Meade of Gettysburg by Freeman Cleaves 
  • General James Longstreet by Jeffry D. Wert
  • Sherman's Civil War by Brooks D Simpson & Jean V Berlin
  • General Ulysses S Grant by Edward Longacre  
  • Fitz Lee by Edward Longacre
  • General John Buford by Edward Longacre
  • Men of Fire (Grant & Forrest) by Jack Hurst
  • Sickles the Incredible by W Swanberg

Civil War Biographies & Memoirs For inquiries and prices e-mail us at  habitatgettysburg@hotmail.com   


  • Gettysburg Remembers President Lincoln: Eyewitness Accounts of Nov 1863 by Linda Black
  • The Union Generals Speak: The Meade Hearings on the Battle of Gettysburg by Bill Hyde
  • Gettysburg by Lt Frank Haskell USA and Col William C Oates CSA
  • Gettysburg Requiem [The incredible and fascinating life of Colonel William Oates] by Glen LaFantasie. 
  • Meade's Army by David W Lowe
  • Gettysburg: The Meade-Sickles Controversy by Richard A Sauers
  • Through Blood and Fire at Gettysburg by Joshua Lawrence Chamberain
  • My Gettysburg Battle Experiences by Capt Geo Hillyer 9th eorgia Inf., by Gregory Coco
  • Freemasons at Gettysburg by Sheldon A Munn

Pictorial Books of the Civil War:


  • Gettysburg: A Journey in Time. (Historical photographs accompanied by lucid and interesting commentary) by William A Frassanito
  • Gettysburg Addresses by Calista Pitts
  • Early Photography at Gettysburg (Many historic photos of people & places)
  • Gettysburg You are There. (A photographic & computer graphics recreation of the Battle)
  • Historic Photos of Gettysburg. ( Over 200 historic photos of the Battlefield and Town)
  • Gettysburg's Battlefield Photographer by William H Tipton

U S Presidents:

The Adams-Jefferson Letters

  • The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams by John Adams. Edited by Lester J. Cappon.

    Books on Lincoln:     

  • Herndon's Life of Lincoln by William Henry Herndon ( his law partner): 
  • Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Gettysburg Gospel by Gabor Boritt
  • Lincoln at Gettysburg by Garry Wills
  • Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural by Jr. Ronald c. White
  • Lincoln at Home by David Herbert Donald
  • Summers with Lincoln by Jim Percoco

       Theodore Roosevelt

  • Rough Riders by Theodore Roosevelt


  • Richard M. Nixon by Conrad Black

Native American Wars and the West


  • Black Hawk: An Autobiography 
  • Standing Bear is a Person by Stephen Dando-Collins
  • Blood and Thunder: the Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the West by Hampton Sides 

Empires & Colonialism:

  • Napoleon Bonaparte by Alan Schom  
  • Queen Victoria by Christopher Hibbert
  • The Pursuit of Victory (Horatio Nelson) by Roger Knight
  • Diamonds Gold and War by Martin Meredith

World War I:


  • The Guns of August by Barbara W Tuchman
  • The First World War by John Keegan
  • The Somme by Martin Gilbert
  • Gallipoli by Alan Moorehead
  • The Fourth Horseman by Robert Koenig
  • The Eastern Front 1914-1917 by Norman Stone

World War II: For inquiries and prices e-mail us at  habitatgettysburg@hotmail.com   

    World War II Land Battles:


  • D-Day June 6, 1944 by Stephen E Ambrose
  • A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan
  • The Longest Winter (Battle of the Bulge & the most decorated platoon) by Alex Kershaw
  • The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 by Rick Atkinson
  • Hell is Upon Us: D Day in the Pacific by Victor Brooks
  • The Ultimate Battle: Okinawa 1945 by Bill Sloan 

   World War II Sea Battles:

   World War II Air Battles:


  • Flyboys by James Bradley
  • The Few by Alex Kershaw
  • Masters of the Air by Donald L Miller

    World War II Commanders:

  • Hitler's Commander (Field Marshal Walther Model) by Steven H Newton

    World War II Memoirs and True Stories:

  • The Strange Case of Hellish Nell by Nina Shandler
  • A Special Mission (Hitler's Plot to Kidnap the Pope) by Dan Kurzman
  • The Hitler Book by Matthias Uhl, Henrik Eberle

Korean War:

  • The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam



Vietnam War:   

  • The Last Valley (Dien Bien Phu) by Martin Windrow


Middle East Wars:

Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph by T E Lawrence (Random House)

The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright (Random House).  


  • How to Lose a Battle by Bill Fawcett
  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu


  • A Civil War Reenactor's Guidebook


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