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  • FOOTE: The Yankee Plague (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/26/2017 Author: Adam H. Petty | 

    ...makes for an important addition to the literature on Civil War prisoners and the collapse of the Confederacy. It integrates the individual stories of escaped prisoners with larger events...

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  • DAVIS: Inventing Loreta Velasquez (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/19/2017 Author: Evan Rothera | 

    Loreta Velasquez was a woman of mystery and secrecy....quite a cagey operator, her decisions were not always particularly wise.

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  • ENGLE: Gathering to Save a Nation (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/12/2017 Author: James G. Kopaczewski | 

    Engle shows that governors were tendrils of the state and enabled Union victory....governors administered mobilization efforts, promoted Unionism, and acted as a bulwark for federalism.

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  • BARR: A Civil War Captain and His Lady (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/5/2017 Author: Michael Johnson | interesting glimpse into the wartime courtship between a soldier at war and a woman on the home front.

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  • WHITE: Midnight in America (2017)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 3/29/2017 Author: Lesley J. Gordon | 

    Jonathan White's new book claims that historians have overlooked the significance of sleep and dreams to Civil War era Americans.

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  • SNEE: Lincoln Before Lincoln (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 3/22/2017 Author: Allen C. Guelzo | 

    Abraham Lincoln surely holds the record for presidential movie roles, having been inserted into more than 200 movies, television programs, and documentaries.

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  • SNELL: My Gettysburg (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 3/15/2017 Author: Jeffry D. Wert | 

    This book treats eclectic topics on America's most famous and most visited battlefield.

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The Bookshelf

The Yankee Plague (2016)

Author: Lorien Foote

Reviewed by: Adam H. Petty

Inventing Loreta Velasquez (2016)

Author: William C. Davis

Reviewed by: Evan Rothera

Gathering to Save a Nation (2016)

Author: Stephen Engle

Reviewed by: James G. Kopaczewski


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