Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

Coming Soon: Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up: The Seven Days’ Battles by Doug Crenshaw

Last year, we concentrated on getting some Emerging Civil War Series books in the works on the Western Theater. The result: titles on Atlanta and Chattanooga, with titles on Shiloh and Franklin later this year. We have Vicksburg in the … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Battle Above the Clouds by Dave Powell

As we continue the roll-out of our spring Emerging Civil War Series titles, we’re pleased to welcome award-winning writer Dave Powell to the series. Dave, a regular contributor with ECW, is following up his incredible Chickamauga Campaign trilogy with a … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Kelly Mezurek

Although we’re focusing on “Great Defenses of the Civil War” at the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge this year, we asked Kelly Mezurek to put her own spin on it as she considered the theme. Kelly … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: All the Fighting They Want by Steve Davis

We’re getting ready for the launch of our spring books in the Emerging Civil War series. At the printer now is the much-anticipated second volume in Steve Davis’s two-part recounting of the battles for Atlanta: All the Fighting They Want: … Continue reading

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Underground Railroad Wins Pulitzer in Fiction

The Pulitzer Prizes were announced this afternoon, and while most of the attention goes to the journalism awards, the Pulitzer committee also makes awards in arts & letters. This year’s winner for fiction was Colson Whitehead’s novel The Underground Railroad. ECW’s … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 4/10-4/16/17

In your opinion, who was the best battlefield commander at the Battle of Shiloh? Why?

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On the March with the Civil War Trust

The Civil War Trust has been very busy as of late, marching forward on all fronts of preservation. Just several weeks ago, the Trust, along with many other preservation organizations in the Shenandoah Valley took a moment to reflect on … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Chris Mackowski

Perhaps the perfect Confederate defense in Virginia materialized overnight from May 23 to 24, 1864, along the south bank of the North Anna River. That “Great Defense” will be Chris Mackowski’s topic at the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium … Continue reading

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A Look Back at Petersburg’s Breakthrough

April 2 marked the anniversary of the Union breakthrough at Petersburg, paving the way for the collapse of the entire Confederate line and the retreat to Appomattox. As it happens, we have one of the foremost authorities on the Breakthrough … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 4/3-4/9/17

Last month Emerging Civil War featured a special series for Women’s History Month. Do you have a favorite woman historian or author whose books, lectures, or projects have positively influenced your understanding of a Civil War topic?

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