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Book Review: The Monitor Chronicles (edited by William Marvel): CWT

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
The Monitor Chronicles, edited by William Marvel, Simon and Schuster, New York, 212-698-7541, 267 pages, $35.00. No engagement of the Civil War had greater implications for naval warfare than the March 1862 clash between the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. …

Book Review: The War the Women Lived: Female Voices from the Confederate South (edited by Walter Sullivan) : CWT

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
THE WAR THE WOMEN LIVED: FEMALE VOICES FROM THE CONFEDERATE SOUTH The War the Women Lived: Female Voices from the Confederate South, edited by Walter Sullivan, J.S. Sanders, Nashville, Tennessee, 350 pages, $24.95. A chronological presentation of 31 narratives written …

Book Review: Echoes from the Battlefield: First-Person Accounts of Civil War Past Lives (Barbara Lane): CWT

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
ECHOES FROM THE BATTLEFIELD: FIRST-PERSON ACCOUNTS OF CIVIL WARPAST LIVESEchoes from the Battlefield: First-Person Accounts of Civil WarPast Lives, by Barbara Lane, Association for Research and Enlightenment,P.O. Box 656, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. A clinical psychologisthypnotically regresses 11 men …

Book Review: The Civil War on the Web: A Guide to the Very Best Sites (by William G. Thomas and Alice E. Carter): CWT

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
The Civil War on the Web: A Guide to the Very Best Sites, by William G. Thomas and Alice E. Carter, Scholarly Resources, 800-772-8937, 220 pages, with CD-ROM, $55.00 hardcover, $18.95 softcover. THERE ARE MORE THAN 600,000 Civil War-related sites …

Book Review: All the Daring of the Soldier: Women of the Civil War Armies (by Elizabeth D. Leonard): CWT

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
All the Daring of the Soldier: Women of the Civil War Armies, by Elizabeth D. Leonard, W.W. Norton, New York, 212-354-5500, 359 pages, $27.95. During the past quarter of a century or so, historians have striven to retrieve lives from …

Book Review: Him On One Side and Me On the Other: The Civil War Letters of Alexander Campbell, 79th New York Infantry Regiment and James Campbell, 1st South Carolina Battalion (edited by Terry A. Johnston): CWT

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Him On One Side and Me On the Other: The Civil War Letters of Alexander Campbell, 79th New York Infantry Regiment and James Campbell, 1st South Carolina Battalion, edited by Terry A. Johnston, Jr., University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, …

Book Review: Bloody Bill Anderson: The Short, Savage Life of a Civil War Guerrilla (by Albert Castel and Thomas Goodrich): CWT

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Bloody Bill Anderson: The Short, Savage Life of a Civil War Guerrilla, by Albert Castel and Thomas Goodrich, Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 800-732-3669, 192 pages, $24.95. Americans like to think of their Civil War as a gentlemen's disagreement, remarkably free …

Book Review: The West Point Atlas of American Wars: Volume I, 1689-1900 (edited by Vincent J. Esposito) : CWT

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
THE WEST POINT ATLAS OF AMERICAN WARS: VOLUME I: 1869-1900The West Point Atlas of American Wars: Volume I, 1689-1900, edited by Vincent J. Esposito, Henry Holt, New York, NY, 336 pages, hardcover, $75.00. This classic collection of highly detailed, …

Book Review: Early Photography at Gettysburg (William Frassanito) : CWT

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY AT GETTYSBURGEarly Photography at Gettysburg by William Frassanito, Thomas, Gettysburg, 448 pages, $49.95. An expert on Gettysburg images studies more than 300 black and white scenes and portraits, including 150 previously unpublished photographs.Jerry Keenan …

Book Review: How Robert E. Lee Lost the Civil War (Edward H. Bonekemper, III) and Robert E. Lee's Civil War (Bevin Alexander): CWT

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
How Robert E. Lee Lost the Civil War, by Edward H. Bonekemper, III, Sergeant Kirkland's Press, (540) 899-5565, 248 pages, $29.95, and Robert E. Lee's Civil War, by Bevin Alexander, Adams Media, (800) 872-5627, 352 pages, $24.95. Robert E. Lee …

Book Review: The Capture of New Orleans, 1862 (Chester G. Hearn) : CWT

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
THE CAPTURE OF NEW ORLEANS, 1862 The Capture of New Orleans, 1862 by Chester G. Hearn, Louisiana State, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 306 pages, $26.95. An accomplished naval historian offers the first major study in 30 years of a critical Union …

Book Review: Southern Unionist Pamphlets and the Civil War (edited by Jon. L. Wakelyn): CWT

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Southern Unionist Pamphlets and the Civil War, edited by Jon. L. Wakelyn, University of Missouri Press, Columbia, 573-882-0180, 392 pages, $39.95. For decades after the Civil War, Southerners who had remained loyal to the Union were shrouded in a fog …

Book Review: Robert E. Lee Slept Here: Civil War Inns and Destinations--A Guide for the Discerning Traveler (Chuck Lawliss) : CWT

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Robert E. Lee Slept Here: Civil War Inns and Destinations–A Guide for the Discerning Traveler, by Chuck Lawliss, Ballantine Books, New York, New York, (800) 733-3000, 244 pages, softcover, $10. Visiting Civil War battlefields was a popular pastime even before …

Book Review: Ulysses S. Grant: Soldier and President (Geoffrey Perret) : CWT

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Ulysses S. Grant: Soldier and President, by Geoffrey Perret, Random House, New York, (800) 762-0600, 560 pages, $35. It is one of the puzzles of Civil War scholarship that Ulysses S. Grant has rarely been the subject of a full-length …

Book Review: Civil War Uniforms: A Photo Guide (Philip Katcher) : CWT

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
CIVIL WAR UNIFORMS: A PHOTO GUIDE Civil War Uniforms: A Photo Guide, by Philip Katcher, Arms and Armour, distributed by Sterling, New York, 128 pages, $12.95. A brief primer on Union and Confederate military uniforms and weapons, illustrated with dozens …

Book Review: A Bohemian Brigade: The Civil War Correspondents (by James M. Perry): CWT

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
A Bohemian Brigade: The Civil War Correspondents, by James M. Perry, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 212-850-6336, 305 pages, $27.95. I remember watching CBS television's Dan Rather reporting from Vietnamese battlefields in the 1960s. His left hand held his …
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