“Reeves' book is more than an intimate study of Grant and his family in a critical period of the future president’s life; it is a study of a white middle-class America in which economics, p
“Lincoln’s God contends that the Civil War and, more particularly, the struggle over slavery, affected a religious transformation in Lincoln—a per
“The genius of Bruce Chadwick’s oral history of the road to Ft.
“Alexander Rose, a journalist by trade, has written a very interesting and informative story that follows the machinations, maneuverings, and politics that influenced what went on behind th
“Ways and Means represents nonfiction writing at its best, using an easy prose to enlighten with thought provoking, sometimes controversial, ideas from the very beginning.”
“This handy little guide helps in choosing which Civil War sites to visit.”
“Despite the many, many books on Abraham Lincoln, books such as this one bring us the closest to the real man.”
“James Oakes in The Crooked Path to Abolition tells how far Lincoln could go on emancipation within the Constitution—but how far was he willing to go?”
Among the literally thousands of publications whose primary subject is Abraham Lincoln, there have been some previously that have dealt with his presidential relationship relative to the Constituti
“To Douglass, Johnson was hardly a ‘Moses,’ not this man who boasted that, while he had owned slaves, at least he had never sold them.
“Wickenden does a brilliant job of weaving all the complicated threads together, telling a compelling story that we thought we knew well. History at its best: personal, pow
“These selected personal notes form chapters that describe Lincoln’s life in private moments.
“The Ledger and the Chain emerges as an essential and definitive work to stand alongside Walter Johnson’s Soul by Soul, Edward E.
Human history is replete with secret societies and organizations like the Knights Templar and Freemasons.
“A bloodied and decimated group of men on crutches came out of the War. Jordan’s impressive history tells their story of courage in the face of danger and undeniable hazard.”
“makes the compelling case that secession was a much more politically complicated process than generally understood . . .”
“For students of international conflict and strategic studies, Quagmire in Civil War offers not only a fascinating read on a highly relevant topic, but provides a model for how sta
“Every Drop of Blood is a masterful narrative of the day, weaving together a cast of characters and events in a compelling work that reads like ha
“Richardson’s scholarly work puts to an end the fantasy of American exceptionalism.”
“a fascinating account of spies and counter-spies during the Civil War . . .”
“With the word refugee as divisive now as it has ever been, O’Dowd’s book, examining how fresh off the boat migrants fleeing starvation and persecution helped to save the Union, co
"A Fierce Glory offers spectacle over detail to the benefit of understanding."
It has been asked before, regarding topics which have previously received considerable attention from the publishing world: Is it really necessary for another book on this subject?
In New Orleans, a sturdy column once capped by a bronze figure of Confederate General Robert E. Lee reaches into the sky.