Civil War Books

Got 4 great books that need to be reviewed, here they are:

First up is Wars within a War: Controversy and Conflict over the American Civil War (Civil War America), University of North Carolina Press. As you might assume, the book centers on the social, political and military issues that existed within the war itself and for both sides. From the publisher, “The twelve essays in Wars within a War explore the internal stresses that posed serious challenges to the viability of the opposing sides in the Civil War as well as some of the ways in which wartime disputes and cultural fissures carried over into the postwar years and beyond.

Comprised of contributions from leading scholars, this volume extends the discussion of controversies far past the death of the Confederacy in the spring of 1865. Contributors address, among other topics, Walt Whitman’s poetry, the handling of the Union and Confederate dead, the treatment of disabled and destitute northern veterans, Ulysses S. Grant’s imposing tomb, and Hollywood’s long relationship with the Lost Cause narrative.”

Next is the new release of the paperback edition of The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864 (Military Campaigns of the Civil War), edited by Gary W. Gallagher, University of North Carolina Press. Once again this is a collection of essay by leading historians of the Civil War.

The second, or is third?, new biography on “The Rock of Chickamauga” is out and we’ve got a copy. General George H. Thomas: A Biography of the Union’s "Rock of Chickamauga", by Robert P. Broadwater, McFarland Press.

Finally, The 25th North Carolina Troops in the Civil War: History and Roster of a Mountain-Bred Regiment, by Carroll C. Jones, McFarland Press. This look like a very nice regimental history and can’t wait for it to be reviewed.

There you have it!

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