New to the Civil War Memory Library, 09/13

William W. Freehling, Becoming Lincoln (University Press of Virginia, 2018).

Joanne B. Freeman, The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018). [Note: I read Freeman’s book over the summer and can’t recommend it highly enough.]

Jill Lepore, These Truths: A History of the United States (Norton, 2018).

John G. Selby, Meade: The Price of Command, 1863-1865 (Kent State University Press, 2018).

Robert J. Wynstra, At the Forefront of Lee’s Invasion: Retribution, Plunder, and Clashing Cultures on Richard S. Ewell’s Road to Gettysburg (Kent State University Press, 2018).

5 comments… add one
  • Brad Sep 13, 2018 @ 18:59

    Joanne Freeman had an article in this past Sunday’s New York Times Opinion section, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/opinion/sunday/violence-politics-congress.html, that has whetted my appetite.

    What have you heard about the Freehling book, if anything. His writing style gives me pause.

    • Kevin Levin Sep 14, 2018 @ 1:46

      I know what you mean re: his writing style, but what I have read so far is pretty good. He’s been working on this one for quite a while.

  • Brad Sep 14, 2018 @ 6:10

    Thanks. I will have to check it out.

  • Matt McKeon Sep 26, 2018 @ 5:07

    I just finished “Field of Blood” Interesting thesis, and vivid read.

    • Kevin Levin Sep 26, 2018 @ 5:13

      I thoroughly enjoyed it as well.

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