Acquisitions 11/02/09

9780812970388Here is the latest in recent acquisitions. On Thursday I head to Louisville, Kentucky for the annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association.  No doubt, I will end up lugging a bag of books home with me.

Thomas A. Desjardin, Stand Firm Ye Boys From Maine: The 20th Maine and the Gettysburg Campaign (Oxford University Press, 1995 – 25th anniversary edition)

Wayne Wei-Siang Hsieh, West Pointers in the Civil War: The Old Army in War and Peace (University of North Carolina Press, 2009)

Robert M. Poole, On Hallowed Ground: The Story of Arlington National Cemetery (Walker & Company, 2009)

Thomas Sugrue, Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North (Random House, 2009)

Joan Waugh, U.S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth (University of North Carolina Press, 2009)

7 comments… add one
  • jfe Nov 2, 2009, 6:18 pm

    I wish I could go there, but my personal and medical situation won't allow it. Enjoy!

  • Harry Nov 2, 2009, 6:36 pm

    I looked at the Arlington book the other day. Anxious to hear what you think. I have the West Point and Grant books and will be getting to them shortly, I hope.

    • Kevin Levin Nov 2, 2009, 5:00 pm

      There isn’t much to report on it. I am finishing up an essay on public history at Arlington and thought it might be a nice read. So far it is, but as you might suspect it’s a narrative history. The author is a pretty good writer.

  • Russ O Nov 2, 2009, 9:58 pm

    I found Waugh's book to be insightful, but the chapter on Grant during the Civil War didn't capture my attention as a student of military history. Still, it was the second half of the book that prompted me to visit Grant's Tomb on Sunday.

    • Kevin Levin Nov 3, 2009, 3:57 am

      I've heard that from others as well. The first section is really meant to set up the second half of the book on Grant and memory. I don't think Waugh set out to write a military history. I learned quite a bit from reading the book.

  • woodrowfan Nov 4, 2009, 7:57 am

    One of the best things about conferences is the book room! The OAH and especially the AHA are like Christmas to me.

  • woodrowfan Nov 4, 2009, 1:57 pm

    One of the best things about conferences is the book room! The OAH and especially the AHA are like Christmas to me.

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