History runs deep in the American psyche, and the Civil War resonates still, 150+ years on. For those who love military history and grapple with the defining conflict of the American experience, our Civil War titles commemorate the impact on both sides, while telling the necessary stories of this epic conflict. From the First Shot at Fort Sumter, through Gettysburg, Sherman’s March and Antietam, there are more than 100 books which look at the Civil War from the local perspective of the people who lived it.
In the last months of the American Civil War, the upper Texas coast became a hive of blockade running. Though Texas was often considered an isolated backwater in the conflict, the Union's pervasive and systematic seizure of Southern ports left Galveston as one of the only strongholds of foreign imports in the anemic supply chain to embattled Confederate forces. Long, fast steamships ran in and out of the city's port almost every week, bound to and from Cuba. Join author Andrew W. Hall as he explores the story of Texas's Civil War blockade runners--a story of daring, of desperation and, in many cases, of patriotism turning coat to profiteering.