Acquisitions 10/08

I had a wonderful time in Louisville at the SHA.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to listen to thoughtful presentations and meet up with old friends.   When I have time I…

Richard Slotkin’s Crater

The following review of Richard Slotkin’s new book, No Quarter: The Battle of the Crater, 1864 is now available in the latest edition of Civil War Book Review. With the…

Civil War Memory Turns Four

The following post originally appeared on December 12, 2005 Being Ed Ayers In the most recent issue of North and South there is a very interesting exchange between Ed Ayers…

Acquisitions 11/02/09

Here is the latest in recent acquisitions. On Thursday I head to Louisville, Kentucky for the annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association.  No doubt, I will end up lugging…

A Blistering Review

Like many of you I’ve read John Keegan’s Face of Battle (1976) and can appreciate the contribution it made to the historiography of military history and its influence on countless…