“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.
J. D. Dickey’s new book Rising in Flames could be subtitled A Politically Correct Guide to Sherman’s March. It is equal parts social history and military history.
“Keep the Days tells the histories of these Civil War works as individual lives, social history, and literature, not as chronicles of battles, god
The tragic and sordid story of the relations between European whites and Native Americans should be well known to all, even without knowledge of specific details in which individual tribes are conc
"The result is an enlightening telling of America's most famous killing."
"unparalleled . . ."
“an excellent resource for anyone interested in visiting one of America’s numerous Civil War battlefield parks.”
Although the story of the contributions of African Americans during the Civil War has been garnering much more attention over the past 25 years, mainly through the film Glory and its depic
“This book is all about ideas and, in its compact narrative, does not bog down a great story with too much detail.”
In the spring of 1861, scant months after the secession of the southern states and the commencement of the Civil War, the United States government was faced with a crisis of logistics.