An Interview with Ric Burns

Our interview with Ric Burns, director of the new PBS documentary “Death and the Civil War.” Based on Drew Gilpin Faust’s “This Republic of Suffering,” Burns details the documentary, his experience working with Drew Faust, and the challenges and rewards the project posed to him as a filmmaker. “Death and the Civil War” premiers on Tuesday September 18th at 8 P.M. Eastern on PBS.

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The Best Books About Ulysses S. Grant

We recently asked a number of top Civil War historians to let us know their favorite books about Ulysses S. Grant. The results are below. The books are ranked in…