Books

Michael Ballard, Grant at Vicksburg: The General and the Siege, (Southern Illinois University Press, 2013). Allegra Di Bonaventura, For Adam's Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England, (Liveright, 2013). Carole Emberton, Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence, and the American South after the Civil War, (University of Chicago Press, 2013). Gary Gallagher, Becoming Confederates: Paths to [...]

My copy of Allen Guelzo's new book, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion will arrive later this afternoon.  I will likely dive right in.  I've read all of Guelzo's books and have learned a great deal.  Yesterday the Civil War Monitor published a review of the book by Will Greene. At first I stayed away not wanting [...]

What happens when you bring a radio talk show host, who hasn't thought about the Civil War since High School and a historian, who has been studying it for five years?  What is truly miraculous is that in the process Thomas Fleming was able to produce "A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil [...]

Linda Barnickel, Milliken's Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory, (Louisiana State University Press, 2013). Earl J. Hess, Kennesaw Mountain: Sherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign, (University of North Carolina Press, 2013). William A. Link, Atlanta, Cradle of the New South: Race and Remembering in the Civil War's Aftermath, (University of North Carolina [...]

Howard Bahr, THE BLACK FLOWER: A Novel of the Civil War, (Nautical & Aviation Publishing, 1997). Ronald S. Coddington, African American Faces of the Civil War: An Album, (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012). Michele Gillespie, Katharine and R. J. Reynolds: Partners of Fortune in the Making of the New South,  (University of Georgia Press, 2013). [...]

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