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My Thoughts Be Bloody

My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led to an American Tragedy by Nora Titone Free Press, 2010, $30 This new book by first-time author Nora Titone is so...
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The Civil War in the New York Times

The New York Times Complete Civil War, 1861-1865 Edited by Harold Holzer and Craig L. Symonds Black Dog & Leventhal Publishing, 2010, $40 It is no stretch to say the New York Times was the...
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Soldiering to Citizenship in the Civil War

Becoming American Under Fire: Irish Americans, African Americans, and the Politics of Citizenship During the Civil War Era by Christian G. Samito, Cornell University Press, 2010, $39.95 Christian...
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At Gettysburg with the Lousiana Tigers

The Louisiana Tigers in the Gettysburg Campaign, June-July, 1863 By Scott L. Mingus Sr., Louisiana State University Press, 2009 The legendary Louisiana Tigers, one of the more feared units in the Army of...
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Lincoln’s Political Generals

Lincoln’s Political Generals, by David Work University of Illinois Press, 2009 Abraham Lincoln made his share of mistakes as commander in chief during the Civil War, but did his politically motivated...
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Believe it or not, here’s something new on Lee

Robert E. Lee and the Fall of the Confederacy, 1863-1865 by Ethan S. Rafuse Rowman & Littlefield, 2008 Is it really possible there’s anything new to say about Robert E. Lee, who probably has had...
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The Story of the 1st and 2nd South Carolina

Firebrands of Liberty: The Story of Two Black Regiments That Changed the Course of the Civil War by Stephen V. Ash W.W. Norton, 2008, $25.95 Seldom does a Civil War story come along today that is...
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The Long Shadow of the March to the Sea

  Sherman's March in Myth and Memory by Edward Caudill and Paul Ashdown Rowman & Littlefield, 2008 Memory studies are now a recognized discipline within the canon of Civil War historiography,...