Books

New To the Civil War Memory Library, 03/21

Michael C.C. Adams, Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014). Shauna Devine, Learning from the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of […]

Drew Faust Talks About Mothers of Invention

Update: Check out Drew Faust’s review of David Brion Davis’s new book. This C-SPAN Booknotes interview with historian Drew Faust goes back to the publication of her 1996 book, Mothers […]

New To the Civil War Memory Library, 02/27

David Brion Davis, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation (Knopf, 2014). Tammy Ingram, Dixie Highway: Road Building and the Making of the Modern South, 1900-1930 (University of […]

New To the Civil War Memory Library, 02/08

Aaron Astor, Rebels on the Border: Civil War, Emancipation, and the Reconstruction of Kentucky and Missouri (Louisiana State University Press, 2012). Douglas R. Egerton, The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, […]

Do Book Blurbs Have Any Value?

If you are like me than one of the first things you do after pulling a Civil War title off the shelf is look to see who blurbed it on […]

Best of 2013

I decided to post my “Best of” list a little earlier this year. As you might imagine a return to full-time teaching limited what I was able to read over […]

A Confession

I have a confession to make. I am a huge fan of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s books. Yes, I say this despite the plagiarism scandal and her recent performance at the […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 11/21

Enrico Dal Lago, William Lloyd Garrison and Giuseppe Mazzini: Abolition, Democracy, and Radical Reform, (Louisiana State University Press, 2013). William C. Harris, Lincoln and the Union Governors, (University of Southern […]