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Latest Posts

  • SCYTHES: This Will Make a Man of Me (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 2/22/2017 Author: George C. Rable | 

    An idealistic and at times priggish young man, Howell complained about officers and enlisted men who swore, drank, and ignored the Sabbath...

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  • PRYOR: Six Encounters with Lincoln (2017)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 2/15/2017 Author: Matthew Norman | 

    Elizabeth Brown Pryor seeks to get at the real Abraham Lincoln by peeling away the layers of mythology and exposing a flesh and blood human being.

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  • PENN: Kentucky Rebel Town (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 2/8/2017 Author: Jacob A. Glover | 

    Penn's efforts to recreate the military struggle in Harrison County are a resounding success.

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  • LEIGH: The Confederacy at Flood Tide (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 2/1/2017 Author: Robert L. Glaze | 

    ...the author is able to avid the talismanic allure of Gettysburg and Vicksburg, thus eschewing the oft-repeated contention that the Confederacy's best chance at independence came and went in July 1863.

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  • CONNER & MACKOWSKI: Seizing Destiny (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 1/25/2017 Author: Ryan Bixby | 

    Those interested in studying the Army of the Potomac's command structure and implementation of military policies will find value within the detailed and well-researched discussion of these topics.

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  • Extra Dossier: Robert E. Lee

    Category: From the Archives Posted: 1/18/2017 Author: The Civil War Monitor | 

    For the Dossier section of the Summer 2015 issue of The Civil War Monitor, we asked a panel of Civil War historians a series of questions about Confederate general Robert E. Lee, from what they considered to be his best and least impressive battlefield performances to their favorite book about him. Due to space constraints, we weren't able to publish all of our

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  • BEILEIN: Bushwhackers (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 1/18/2017 Author: Brian D. McKnight | 

    Beilein's book should be read by everyone interested in Missouri's turbulent Civil War experience, and it will certainly become a staple on the reading lists that help train the next generation...

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The Bookshelf

This Will Make a Man of Me (2016)

Author: James M. Scythes

Reviewed by: George C. Rable

Six Encounters with Lincoln (2017)

Author: Elizabeth Brown Pryor

Reviewed by: Matthew Norman

Kentucky Rebel Town (2016)

Author: William A. Penn

Reviewed by: Jacob A. Glover


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