• PRYOR: Six Encounters with Lincoln (2017)Read More

    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.

  • PENN: Kentucky Rebel Town (2016)Read More

    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.

  • LEIGH: The Confederacy at Flood Tide (2016)Read More

    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.

  • CONNER & MACKOWSKI: Seizing Destiny (2016)Read More

    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.

  • Extra Dossier: Robert E. LeeRead More

    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

  • BEILEIN: Bushwhackers (2016)Read More

    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...

  • O'HARROW: The Quartermaster (2016)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 1/11/2017 Author: Jonathan Noyalas | 

    O'Harrow's thorough, masterfully crafted, and impeccably researched biography is destined to become the authoritative volume on Meigs.

  • BEAN: Too Great a Burden to Bear (2016)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 1/4/2017 Author: Hilary Green | 

    ...a timely reassessment of one of the most misunderstood agencies at the center of the debate over the meaning of the Civil War...

  • SMITH: Scarred (2016)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 1/4/2017 Author: Angela Riotto | 

    ...illustrates how the violence of war is not just limited to the battlefront (and how it continued to affect those involved long after the guns fell silent).

  • CARPENTER: Gaston County, North Carolina, in the Civil War (2016)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 12/28/2016 Author: Joshua Shiver | 

    Shockingly, even as the Confederate economy collapsed and Union soldiers marched through the South liberating slaves, the war effort actually promoted the institution of slavery in Gaston County.

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