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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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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A brief visual look at one of the Civil War's most common medical procedures.