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  • An Interview with Brian Craig Miller (2015)Read More

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 4/17/2015 Author: David K. Thomson | 

    Our Conversation with Brian Craig Miller, an Associate Professor of history at Emporia State University and recent author of "Empty Sleeves: Amputation in the Civil War South," now out with the University of Georgia Press. In this conversation Dr. Miller tries to tackle and debunk some of the myths surrounding Civil War amputation. In addition, he also speaks to the lives of those forever altered...

  • STEERS: Lincoln's Assassination (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/15/2015 Author: Leonne M. Hudson | 

    Although this is a concise volume, Steers' coverage of the activities of the conspirators before, during, and after the assassination of the chief occupant of the White House is thorough.

  • ALFORD: Fortune's Fool (2015)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/15/2015 Author: Thomas R. Turner | 

    [This book] its place as the essential Booth biography, which is indispensable reading for anyone wanting to fully understand the assassination and the actor who committed it.

  • GRAHAM: The Coal River Valley in the Civil War (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/8/2015 Author: Luke Manget | 

    Graham has written a detailed account of an often overlooked episode in the war.

  • MORIARTY: A Fine Body of Men (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/1/2015 Author: David A. Powell | 

    Writing the regimental history of a Civil War unit can be a challenge. Writing a company history, however, takes that challenge to a new level.

  • PARSON: Work for Giants (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/1/2015 Author: Jonathan M. Steplyk | 

    The book stands out as a model work of well-written, well-researched military history. Parson takes readers through the Tupelo Campaign's inception, conduct, and execution with a thorough study of the battles and skirmishes, and concludes with an authoritative analysis of the results and how participants and historians have remembered and argued over it.

  • MACKOWSKI & WHITE: That Furious Struggle (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 3/25/2015 Author: Joseph J. Cook | 

    Mackowski and White have produced an invaluable resource for the tourist of one of the Civil War's largest and most critical battles.

  • RUEF: Between Slavery and Capitalism (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 3/18/2015 Author: Evan C. Rothera | 

    Ruef has an interesting idea, but the question immediately suggests itself: what does this model of uncertainty add to analysis and understanding of Reconstruction and its aftermath?

  • UFFELMAN, KANERVO, SMITH, WILLIAMS (eds.): The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 3/11/2015 Author: Katherine Brackett Fialka  | 

    The diary's editors have truly brought this valuable source to life with an excellent introduction and conclusion, nearly one hundred pages of endnotes, two appendices addressing military officers and installations mentioned in the diary, and a number of photographs and diagrams.

  • McPHERSON: Embattled Rebel (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 3/4/2015 Author: Jeffry D. Wert | 

    McPherson examines the controversies that plague history's judgments of Davis as commander-in-chief, presents a well-drawn portrait of the Confederate leader, and offers his own assessments on Davis's decisions and relationships with key individuals.

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