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Just Published: The Civil War: A Traveler’s Guide

The Civil War: A Traveler's Guide

Edited by Len Riedel, BGES Executive Director

Full color 512 page book is the “Best in Class” and has been picked up by the History Book Club and Book of the Month Club. Features over 500 battles, more than 400 pictures including some submitted by BGES members and over 50 maps. Recommended reading recommendations add over 180 books to your “Bucket List.” Provocative essays and sidebars–refreshing solid history and historic narrative. Every page has something interesting and will stimulate your interest in aspects of the Civil War you may not have considered. Every book purchased through the BGES and its website nets the organization that generated the book more than $10. BGES Founder and Executive Director, Len Riedel conceptualized and edited the book. BGES members contributed over $100,000 to help the project crystalize. Click the “Buy Now” button to get your copy using PayPal or a debit or credit card for $25.00, shipping included:

Want more than one? You can order multiple copies on our eCommerce site: The Civil War: A Traveler’s Guide.

The Civil War: A Traveler's Guide -- Special leather editionWe are also proud to announce the release of a limited print run edition of The Civil War, A Traveler’s Guide. This handsome special edition is covered in high quality navy blue leather with silver lettering and and a silver-gray cover pages which fit exceptionally well with the full color 512 pages of content. This is the publicly available trade edition of the soft back book with a hardback cover. Details are available on our eCommerce site: The Civil War: A Traveler’s Guide — Special limited leather edition.


Looking at the river from the fortifications near Trophy Point above the river.

Looking at the river from the fortifications near Trophy Point. Only by looking from both directions was the superiority and critical nature of the plains at West Point obvious.

Join us to experience the history of the United States as you can in no other way, touring the locations where the events happened, led by experts who share their detailed knowledge of what occurred, why it mattered then and why it matters now.

Since 1994, the Blue and Gray Education Society has been America’s Leading Nonprofit, Civil War Educational Organization.

See our Schedule of upcoming American Civil War Tours.

Grant's 1963 Bayou Campaign

BGES goes and takes clients where no one else dares go–here we are in the back roads of Mississippi following Grant’s 1863 Bayou Expeditions.

In 2013, we initiated a new series of affordable programs designed for an early Friday get away and Sunday evening return, our Weekend Warrior Tours.