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The Ultimate Gift for the Consummate Civil War Buff

Many have written me with the dilemma of what to buy for that special Civil War buff.  The best suggestion I can make is to give the ultimate Civil War gift: the Ken Burns Civil War series as seen on PBS.  This is a 10 hour video documentary of pure Civil War gold. Below you can choose between acquiring the entire series on DVD or VHS. We have personally researched this material, and can assure you that it will increase both the depth and breadth of your understanding of this important period of our history.

Ken Burn's Civil War  PBS Video Series

For those of you who could not get enough of the Ken Burn's Civil War epic series which appeared on PBS, here is your chance to own the entire series, to enjoy as you please, or use as reference material.  If you missed this series, I assure you it is the BEST video material ever created on the Civil War.  This is a "must have" for any serious student of the Civil War.  It would make the ultimate gift for any Civil War buff.


Complete Ken Burn's Civil War Series as seen on PBS, in DVD format


Complete Ken Burn's Civil War Series as seen on PBS, in VHS format

Civil War Volume (1-3 Box Set)
by Shelby Foote

Shelby Foote was the gentleman in Ken Burn's Civil War series that so effectively told the story of the Civil War.  Shelby is a noted historian, and wrote the quintessential book on the conflict.  If you have only one resource on the Civil War, this should be it.  Shelby spent 20 years writing this material, and when you read it, you feel like you are hearing from an eye witness to the conflict.  The books are filled with material you will not find anywhere else.  If you did not get enough of of Shelby on Ken Burn's Civil War video series on PBS, then please treat yourself to Shelby Foote's masterpiece.

Robert E. Lee on Leadership : Executive Lessons in Character, Courage, and Vision
by H. W. Crocker III

General Lee eluded the Union army for three years and cunningly thwarted his foe by applying successful leadership and military acumen, winning many battles but losing the war. However, his reputation and legacy remain intact, suggesting leadership principles that could successfully be applied today.


The Genius of Robert E. Lee
by Al Kaltman

An American icon, Robert E. Lee ranks among the world's truly great leaders. Al Kaltman, author of the highly acclaimed Cigars, Whiskey, and Winning (Prentice Hall Press) which illuminates the leadership legacy of Ulysses S. Grant, now turns his attention to reflect on the remarkable life of the Civil War general and his practical lessons for today's leaders--corporate, civic, and military.

A collection of 260 concise strategies for organizational genius, based on the leadership skills of Confederate general, Robert E. Lee. Shows how to communicate goals, react to changing priorities, sustain peak performance against unbeatable challenges, and how to turn failure into an opportunity.




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