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Book Reviews – May 2013

Year of Glory: The Life and Battles of Jeb Stuart and His Cavalry, June 1862-June 1863 by Monte Akers, Casemate 2012, $32.95 The 12 months covered in this book—June 1862 to June 1863—arguably marked Jeb...
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Book Reviews – March 2013

To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September 1862 D. Scott Hartwig Johns Hopkins University Press 2012, $49.95 For nearly three decades, Stephen W. Sears’ Land­­scape Turned Red has been the...
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Book Reviews – January 2013

Hood’s Texas Brigade in the Civil War Edward B. Williams McFarland & Co. 2012, $45 The last men in the ragged gray line to emerge from the chilly morning mists and stack arms one final time were from...
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Book Reviews – November 2012

War on the Waters: The Union & Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 by James M. McPherson University of North Carolina Press, 2012, $36 James M. McPherson, perhaps the greatest historian of the Civil War,...
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Book Reviews – July 2012

The Global Lincoln by Richard Carwardine, Jay Sexton, eds. Oxford University Press 2011, $29.95 At the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth in 2009, a new area of Lincoln studies emerged: his legacy...
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Reviews

American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era, by David W. Blight, Belknap Press , 2011, $27.95 Just before his death in 1870, Robert E. Lee wrote in a letter to a former aide, Lt. Col. Charles...
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Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War by Tony Horwitz (Henry Holt, 2011, $29) Tony Horwitz is one of today’s keenest commentators on the American character. In Midnight...
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Shifting loyalties

Judkin Browning’s new book examines the Union occupation of eastern North Carolina The residents of New Bern, N.C., awoke on the morning of March 14, 1862, to what sounded like thunder rolling up the...
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A Sesquicentennial three-pack

Stunning photos dominate these coffee table tomes The Civil War sesquicentennial has spawned a new—and not-so-new—wave of literature designed to introduce a new generation to the nation’s...
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Confederate Alamo

Remembering the Confederates' last stand at Petersburg: The Confederate Alamo: Bloodbath at Petersburg's Fort Gregg on April 2, 1865 by John J. Fox III Angle Valley Press, 2010, $34.95 Although it typically...
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J.B. Magruder finally gets a second look

John Bankhead Magruder: A Military Reappraisal It would be hard to imagine a more vivid biographical sub­ject than John Bank­head Magruder. The colorful, emotional and controversial...