All Books By Edward L. Ayers

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  1. Book ImageThe Thin Light of Freedom

    A landmark Civil War history told from a fresh, deeply researched ground-level perspectiveMore

  2. Book ImageTwo Communities in the Civil War

    This selection of documents offers an insightful look at one Northern and one Southern community only 200 miles apart in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War.More

  3. Book ImageWhat Caused the Civil War?

    “An extremely good writer, [Ayers] is well worth reading . . . on the South and Southern history.”—Stephen Sears, Boston GlobeMore

  4. Book ImageIn the Presence of Mine Enemies

    Winner of the Bancroft Prize: Through a gripping narrative based on massive new research, a leading historian reshapes our understanding of the Civil War.More