Earl J. Hess

From Earl Hess's essay on the state of Civil War History in the latest issue of Civil War History. In addition, despite the appearance of some top-quality memory studies by Carol Reardon, Brian Craig Miller, and Kevin Levin, a number of examples of this genre exhibit poor scholarship. Unfortunately, it is easy for a graduate [...]

We are so close I can smell it.  The other day I had a chance to review the content of the dust jacket, which included the blurbs below.  I can't tell you how thrilled I am to have these endorsements.  I seem to remember at one point speculating as to whether blurbs were simply favors [...]

Earl Hess's productivity over the past five years is nothing short of mind-boggling.  Imagine my surprise when UNC Press mailed me the latest in their Littlefield History of the Civil War series.  While most people are still getting through his trilogy on Civil War earthworks Hess has released three more. Virginia M. Adams, On the [...]

To be honest, the last thing that I need to be reading is another book on Abraham Lincoln given everything that has been published over the past few years.  However, I have to say that I am thoroughly enjoying Eric Foner's new book on Lincoln and slavery and I suspect that it will quickly establish [...]