New to the Civil War Memory Library, 04/06

R. David Cox, The Religious Life of Robert E. Lee (Eerdman’s, 2017).

Thomas W. Cutrer, Theater of a Separate War: The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861-1865 (University of North Carolina Press, 2017).

Phillip Dillard, Jefferson Davis’s Final Campaign: Confederate Nationalism and the Fight to Arm Slaves (Mercer University Press, 2017)

Tom Nichols, The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters (Oxford University Press, 2017).

Stephen Sears, Lincoln’s Lieutenants: The High Command of the Army of the Potomac (Houghton Mifflin, 2017).

Mark A. Snell, My Gettysburg: Meditations on History and Place (Kent State University Press, 2016).

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  • Don Hallstrom Apr 10, 2017 @ 3:42

    Hello Kevin

    I wanted to get your thoughts on a recently published book, Theater of A Separate War: The Civil War West of The Mississippi River – Cutrer UNC.

    I looked at it online at B&N and it appeared that there was only 1 small theater map and no illustrations. I would have thought that considering the publisher and the importance of the series per the publisher’s description, it would merit more than one map etc. They also published a very nice book on the western theater which only had on map, but had a number of illustrations.


    • Kevin Levin Apr 10, 2017 @ 3:46

      Hi Don,

      The book just arrived and I have not had a chance to look through it. Cutrer is a well respected historian and you can be guaranteed that he was chosen primarily for this reason. I am not an expert on this area of the war so that’s about all I can offer at this point. You may want to keep an eye out for Brett Schulte’s review. He focuses a good deal on this area of the war and is well versed in the literature.

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