The Bookshelf

  • New Review Editor for The Civil War Monitor!Read More

    Category: The Bookshelf Posted: 12/9/2013 Author: Matthew C. Hulbert | 

    With my tenure nearing its end, I am very pleased to introduce Brian Matthew Jordan as the incoming book review editor of The Civil War Monitor effective January 15, 2014.

  • Weird Essay WinnerRead More

    Category: The Bookshelf Posted: 2/28/2012 Author: Frank Grzyb | 

    This winning entry was submitted by Mr. Frank Gryzb of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, to The Civil War Monitor's "Weirding the War Essay Contest"?an event held in honor of Weirding the War: Stories from the Civil War's Ragged Edges (edited by our own Dr. Stephen Berry).

  • Remembering Race and Reunion: Ten Years LaterRead More

    Category: The Bookshelf Posted: 1/16/2012 Author: Brian Matthew Jordan | 

    It was—and remains—one of the most powerful meditations on the interior meaning of the conflict ever to have appeared in print. The book is ambitious, but not unwieldy; far-ranging, yet not comprehensive. Ten years later, I am still grappling with the book’s arguments, its theoretical underpinnings, and its explanatory power.

  • COFFMAN: Going Back the Way They Came (2011) & MARTIN: I Will Give Them One More Shot (2011)Read More

    Category: The Bookshelf Posted: 11/9/2011 Author: James I. Robertson, Jr. | 

    It was in the 1950s when historian Bruce Catton first called attention to the value of Civil War regimental studies. These personal collections of experiences and quotations by the men in the ranks became a fascinating base for Catton’s award-winning, three-volume chronicle of the Union’s Army of the Potomac. That research breakthrough led to a veritable renaissance in the publication of unit...

  • A few words on The BookshelfRead More

    Category: The Bookshelf Posted: 9/16/2011 Author: Matthew C. Hulbert | 

    Greetings and welcome to the official digital headquarters of book reviews for The Civil War Monitor. In much the same way that printed editions of the Monitor will attempt to bridge the unfortunate chasm that still divides many professional scholars from broader historical audiences, this space, harnessing the infinite reach of the Internet, will attempt to charge that goal head on...

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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