Finished reading Gordon Wood’s new dual biography of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Can’t say I learned anything new, but it is a fast and entertaining read by one of the leading historians of the period.

Caroline Fraser, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder (Metropolitan Books, 2017).

Jacqueline Jones, Goddess of Anarchy: The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical (Basic Books, 2017).

Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White eds., Turning Points of the American Civil War (Southern Illinois University Press, 2018).

Anne S. Rubin ed., The Perfect Scout: A Soldier’s Memoir of the Great March to the Sea and the Campaign of the Carolinas (University of Alabama Press, 2018).

Joseph F. Stoltz III, A Bloodless Victory: The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017).

Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai, Northern Character: College-Educated New Englanders, Honor, Nationalism, and Leadership During the Civil War Era (Fordham University Press, 2016).

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