New to the Civil War Memory Library, 05/21

My reading has been all over the place of late. Some of it is related to a course on the history of disability in America that I will be teaching in the Fall as well as a trip to Norway and Sweden in June. I will have more to say about the class toward the end of the summer.

There are a number of excellent Civil War titles slated for publication over the next few months.

Michael D’Antonio, The State Boys Rebellion: The Inspiring True Story of American Eugenics and the Men Who Overcame It (Simon & Schuster, 2004).

David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (Doubleday, 2017).

A. Wilson Greene, A Campaign of Giants: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater (University of North Carolina Press, 2018).

Holger Hoock, The Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth (Crown, 2017).

Kim E. Nielsen, A Disability History of the United States (Beacon Press, 2012).

Margaret O’Toole, The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made (Simon & Schuster, 2018).

Michael Pye, The Edge of the World: A Cultural History of the North Sea and the Transformation of Europe (Pegasus Books, 2015).

6 comments… add one
  • gdbrasher May 21, 2018

    Kevin, you should consider this title from a close friend of mine and a fellow student of George Rable:
    https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Liberators-Officers-Western-Theater/dp/146963886X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526941339&sr=8-1&keywords=practical+liberators

    • Kevin Levin May 21, 2018

      I usually get review copies from UNC Press, but for some reason they failed to send this one. Thanks for the reminder.

  • Sam Levitt May 21, 2018

    Kevin, for the disability course I have a question. Have you found any good histories regarding Asperger’s Syndrome that places the people who have it with agency instead of portraying them singularly as victims?

    • Kevin Levin May 21, 2018

      I have not.

  • Buck Buchanan May 25, 2018

    I am so jacked to read Will’s book. His 2 books on Petersburg are great…reading the endnotes alone are worth the price.

    • Kevin Levin May 25, 2018

      I couldn’t agree more. As you might imagine, I jumped ahead to read the chapters on the Crater and they do not disappoint. Enjoy.

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