Tuesday, January 01, 2008
2007's Best Memories and Recovered Years (More To Come)
What's New on the Battlefield?
Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862, Edward Cunningham, Gary D. Joiner and Timothy B. Smith, 2007.
What Was the Game Plan?
Retreat to Victory: Confederate Strategy Reconsidered, Robert G. Tanner, Scholarly Resource, 2002.
Why Did They Fight?
What This Cruel War Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery, and the Civil War, Chandra Manning, New York, Knopf, 2007
What Were The Soldiers Like?
The View From The Ground:Experiences of Civil War Soldiers, Aaron Sheehan-Dean, editor, University of Kentucky Press, 2007.
For What? Your Rats?
Why Confederates Fought: Family & Nation in Civil War Virginia, Aaron Sheehan-Dean, University of North Carolina Press, 2007.
Meteor of the War?
Patriotic Treason: John Brown and the Soul of America, Evan Carton, Free Press, 2006.
What Kept Them Fighting? Diehard Rebels: The Confederate Culture of Invincibility, Jason Phillips, University of Georgia Press, 2007.
Who Freed The Slaves?
A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, David W. Blight, ed., Harcourt, 2007.
What Late Arrival in 2007 Is Still To Be Read?
What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848, Daniel W. Howe, Oxford University Press, 2007.
Some good things to look forward to in the first half of 2008:
January-Drew G. Faust, The Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War,
February-William Lee Miller, President Lincoln: The Duty of a Statesman,
March-Joseph Glatthaar, General Lee's Army: From Victory to Collapse,
May-Kent Gramm, Battle: The Nature and Consequences of Civil War Combat,
June-Andrew Ward, The Slaves' War: The Civil War in the Words of Former Slaves
July-William Marvel, Lincoln's Darkest Year: The War in 1862
Stephan Ash, Firebrand of Liberty: The Story of Two Black Regiments that Changed the Course of the Civil War,
August-Noah Andrew Trudeau, Southern Storm: Sherman's March to the Sea