Acquisitions, 04/20

I did my best to dump as many books as possible in light of my move to Boston at the end of June, but new titles just continue to pour in.  In addition to recent review copies, I’ve listed some books that I am reading to brush up on my Massachusetts/Boston history.  I can’t wait to explore the incredibly rich history in and around the city.  Thanks to those of you who are purchasing Amazon books through Civil War Memory.  Sales have been steady, which has allowed me to purchase what I need without having to dip into my own pockets.  I truly appreciate it.

Barbara A. Gannon, The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic (University of North Carolina Press, 2011).

Gary W. Gallagher, The Union War (Harvard University Press, 2011).

David Goldfield, America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation (Bloomsbury Press, 2011).

Adam Goodheart, 1861: The Civil War Awakening (Knopf, 2011).

Harold Holzer ed., Lincoln on War (Algonquin Books, 2011).

John Lockwood and Charles Lockwood, The Siege of Washington: The Untold Story of the Twelve Days That Shook the Union (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Massachusetts/Boston History

Richard Archer, As If an Enemy’s Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution(Oxford University Press, 2010).

T. H. Breen, American Insurgents, American Patriots: The Revolution of the People (Hill and Wang, 2010).

Michael Rawson, Eden on the Charles: The Making of Boston (Harvard University Press, 2010) – Winner of 2010 Pulitzer Prize in History

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  • Ed Norris Apr 21, 2011 @ 4:30

    A book that you may want to add to your list: O’Connor, Thomas H. Civil War Boston: Home Front & Battlefield. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 1997. Copies can be found on Amazon for under $4.


    • Kevin Levin Apr 21, 2011 @ 4:31

      Thanks for the recommendation, Ed.

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