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  • ESCOTT: Uncommonly Savage (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 10/15/2014 Author: Evan C. Rothera | 

    Paul D. Escott, an accomplished historian of the United States South, has written a monograph that is not only provocative and stimulating, but also points out a new direction for comparative histories.

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  • The Death of Roger B. Taney

    Category: Commentary Posted: 10/13/2014 Author: Jonathan W. White | 

    The death of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, a name almost as indelibly tied to the Dred Scott decision as Scott's own, was met with various reactions both North and South when it happened 150 years ago on October 12, 1864.

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  • DAVIS & GREENWALT: Hurricane from the Heavens (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 10/8/2014 Author: Peter C. Vermilyea  | 

    One hundred and fifty years later, [Cold Harbor] remains largely misunderstood, thought by many to be simply a foolhardy, headlong Union dash against impenetrable Confederate earthworks.

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  • ABBOTT: Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 10/8/2014 Author: Ashley Whitehead Luskey | 

    By appealing emotionally and intellectually to her readers, Karen Abbott has produced an impressive, first-rate work of historical non-fiction that is certain to captivate the general public and academics alike.

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The Bookshelf

Check out The Bookshelf for in-depth reviews of the latest Civil War books. Our most recently reviewed titles include:

Uncommonly Savage (2014)

Author: Paul D. Escott

Reviewed by: Evan C. Rothera

Hurricane from the Heavens (2014)

Author: Daniel T. Davis & Phillip S. Greenwalt

Reviewed by: Peter C. Vermilyea

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy (2014)

Author: Karen Abbott

Reviewed by: Ashley Whitehead Luskey

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