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  • SOKOLOSKY & SMITH: "To Prepare for Sherman's Coming" (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 8/24/2016 Author: Thomas M. Grace | 

    The authors display a mastery of the battlefield's swampy terrain...their study offers more than yet another drums and bugles account of a Civil War battle.

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  • GALLAGHER & JANNEY (eds.): Cold Harbor to the Crater (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 8/17/2016 Author: Nate Buman | 

    ...offers a concise, approachable view of the end of the Overland Campaign, introducing several thoughtful examples of just how uncertain the war's outcome remained in 1864.

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  • McCARDLE: A Just and Holy Cause? (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 8/10/2016 Author: George C. Rable | 

    Marcus Bethune Ely was a dutiful soldier, but no diehard Confederate.

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  • WOODWORTH & GREAR (eds.): The Tennessee Campaign of 1864 (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 8/3/2016 Author: Ben H. Severance | 

    In the dying days of the Confederacy, the ill-fated Army of Tennessee embarked on a great forlorn hope to destroy a numerically superior foe, capture a heavily fortified city, and turn the war around.

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  • CONLIN: One Nation Divided by Slavery (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 7/27/2016 Author: Kristen Epps | 

    This well-written, timely monograph enriches our understanding of the sectional conflict, the fluctuating nature of nationalism, and slavery's role in the memory of the American Revolution.

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  • KURTZ: Excommunicated from the Union (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 7/20/2016 Author: William S. Cossen | 

    This slim, well-written volume offers a straightforward argument that should move the historiographical debate in a number of subjects: from the role of religion in the war and the significance of ethnic identity among soldiers, to the place of Catholics in the wider American society...

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  • EGAN: The Immortal Irishman (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 7/20/2016 Author: Thomas J. Ryan | 

    Egan relates Meagher's steadfastness as commander of the Irish Brigade—steadfastness in the face of the mass slaughter of his men in battle after battle.

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The Bookshelf

"To Prepare for Sherman's Coming"

Author: Mark A. Smith

Reviewed by: Thomas M. Grace

Cold Harbor to the Crater (2015)

Author: Caroline Janney

Reviewed by: Nate Buman

A Just and Holy Cause? (2016)

Author: Linda S. McCardle

Reviewed by: George C. Rable


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