Book of the Week


The Ordeal of the Reunion: A New History of Reconstruction
by Mark Wahlgren Summers

“Effectively captures the turmoil and frustrations of the era. . . . [and] shows how economic woes affected Reconstruction’s prospects.”
--Publishers Weekly
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Announcing new e-book series from UNC Press

UNC Press E-Book Shorts logoWe are delighted to announce a new series of digital-only books called “UNC Press Civil War Shorts.” These E-book Shorts are excerpted from best-selling UNC Press books on critical moments of the American Civil War by some of the most respected Civil War historians writing today.

“At UNC Press, we pride ourselves on publishing campaign studies that take into account the larger contexts in which Civil War battles were fought. But as we developed our program of E-book Shorts, we were pleased to discover within those longer works tightly written narratives of the battles themselves that work very well as standalone books,” said UNC Press Civil War editor David Perry, who worked with the authors on the original publication of the full books.

These Civil War E-book Shorts, priced from $2.99 to $9.99, are part of a larger UNC Press initiative to bring Shorts of other UNC Press books out in other disciplines, including American history, African American history, religious studies, and more. Additional UNC Press E-book Shorts will be issued in the coming months.

We are also packaging some of our best-selling books into Omnibus e-books, collecting several titles into one e-book product, at a special price.

“We have been positioning ourselves aggressively in recent years for the rising interest in e-books and, more generally, in new modes of publication,” said Mark Simpson-Vos, UNC Press Editorial Director. “Given the rapid shifts in readers’ preferences, we’ve worked hard to remain nimble and to deliver our authors’ content in as many forms as possible. Our E-book Shorts and Omnibus e-book programs are prime examples. We’re in the business of bringing added value to our readers and to our authors, and in a crowded marketplace, we think it’s important as a university press to be offering our best content in creative ways that can help cut through the noise.”

UNC Press Civil War Shorts and Omnibus e-books are available from Amazon.com for the Kindle e-book reader, at BarnesandNoble.com for the Nook reader, and at Sony’s ebookstore.sony.com.

UNC PRESS CIVIL WAR SHORTS

The Mortal Wounding of Stonewall Jackson: A UNC Press Civil War Short, Excerpted from Chancellorsville: The Battle and Its Aftermath, edited by Gary W. Gallagher
by Robert K. Krick
ISBN: 978-0-8078-37108 | 38 pp., 6 illus., 2 maps, $2.99

On Pickett’s Charge: A UNC Press Civil War Short, Excerpted from Pickett’s Charge in History and Memory
by Carol Reardon
ISBN: 978-0-8078-3620-0 | 74 pp., $6.99

The Battle of Fredericksburg: A UNC Press Civil War Short, Excerpted from Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!
by George C. Rable
ISBN: 978-0-8078-3622-4 | 332 pp., 5 illus., 6 maps, $9.99

The Battle of Vicksburg: A UNC Press Civil War Short, Excerpted from Vicksburg: The Campaign that Opened the Mississippi
by Michael B. Ballard
ISBN: 978-0-8078-3621-7 | 177 pp., 10 illus., 2 maps, $9.99

UNC PRESS OMNIBUS E-BOOKS

The Harry Pfanz Gettysburg Trilogy
Includes Gettysburg: The First Day; Gettysburg: The Second Day; and Gettysburg: Culp’s Hill and Cemetery Hill
by Harry W. Pfanz
ISBN: 978-0-8078-7281-9 | 1648 pp., $75.00

The Earl J. Hess Fortifications Trilogy
Includes Field Armies and Fortifications in the Civil War; Trench Warfare Under Grant and Lee; and In the Trenches at Petersburg
by Earl J. Hess
ISBN: 978-0-8078-7282-6 | 1216 pp., $60.00

The Shenandoah Valley Campaigns
Includes The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862 and The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864
Edited by Gary W. Gallagher
ISBN: 978-0-8078-7283-3 | 696 pp., $40.00

1 comment to Announcing new e-book series from UNC Press

  • Ruth Sevier Foster

    Please consider publishing KIRK’S RAIDERS, now an 8″x10 1/2″ mimeographed stapled paper. I got it on Inter Library Loan. It tells about a little known part of the Civil War History of Western North Carolina and should be of great interest to genealogists as it was to me. It includes a list of men and women who were fighters in Kirk’s Raiders.

    Thank you for considering this publication.