New to the Civil War Memory Library, 04/23

Here is a list of recent acquisitions, including a few titles that I picked up while in Milwaukee for the annual meeting of the OAH.ย  I probably should refrain from accumulating more books at least through the middle of the summer.ย  More on this later. ๐Ÿ™‚

Mark H. Dunkelman, Marching With Sherman: Through Georgia and the Carolinas With the 154th New York, (LSU Press, 2012).

Allen C. Guelzo, Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Christian McWhirter, Battle Hymns: The Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War (University of North Carolina Press, 2012).

Megan Kate Nelson, Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War (University of Georgia Press, 2012).

Mark J. Stegmaier ed., Henry Adams in the Secession Crisis: Dispatches to the Boston Daily Advertiser, December 1860-march 1861 (LSU Press, 2012).

Yael A. Sternhell, Routes of War: The World of Movement in the Confederate South (Harvard University Press, 2012).

Brian Steel Wills, George Henry Thomas: As True As Steel (University of Kansas Press, 2012).

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

“Levinโ€™s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History

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7 comments… add one
  • Eric Wittenberg Apr 23, 2012 @ 15:19


    Do you only acquire books by university presses?


    • Kevin Levin Apr 23, 2012 @ 15:44

      Didn’t you ask me that question before?

  • Brad Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:02

    I’ve seen many of this books listed or adverstised in Civil War History, and elsewhere, and most of them look pretty interesting.

    Having too many books and too little time is a continuing problem.


  • Donald Shaffer Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:56

    Hi Kevin. As long as you actually read all these books you’ve got nothing to feel guilty about. Especially, if you got some bargains on the last day of the convention. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Kevin Levin Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:03

      Only two were from the convention. The rest are review copies. I read as much as I can.

      • Donald Shaffer Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:30

        Glad to hear. I was wincing imagining you trying to lug all those books through an airport as carry on luggage. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        BTW, I am going to read your review of GB’s book in the The Atlantic, but I’m reviewing it too so for obvious reasons I’m holding off until I’m finished and have finished my review. I’ll be curious to compare notes afterward. A very timely book.


        • Kevin Levin Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:27

          On that note, I was surprised to find a really good used book store in the Milwaukee airport. The American history section took up one entire wall and included an entire set of bound volumes of Confederate Veterans. Can’t imagine lugging that onto the plane. ๐Ÿ™‚

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