Category Archives: Books & Authors

A Q&A About Publishing

“I hope you can find a way to make it clear SB is ‘your’ press and will remain so,” Ted Savas said to me this week. Ted, the managing partner of Savas Beatie, LLC, has been Emerging Civil War’s publisher … Continue reading

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Engaging the Civil War Series Announcement

All of us at Emerging Civil War are proud to announce a new partnership with Southern Illinois University Press. This new partnership has created Engaging the Civil War, a new book series that will tie the rigors of academic history, … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Brian Matthew Jordan

Our enthusiastic congratulations to Brian Matthew Jordan. This week, the Pulitzer Prize committee announced its winners for 2016, and Brian was one of the finalists in the history category! Brian’s sweeping and empathetic Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil … Continue reading

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Announcing the Emerging Revolutionary War Series

Some exciting news from our sister site, Emerging Revolutionary War: Although it’s been nearly 250 years since America’s founding, the Revolutionary era continues to capture people’s imaginations. To explore that story even further, the editors of Emerging Revolutionary War have … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Fighting for General Lee: Confederate General Rufus Barringer and the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade”

Great Confederate cavalry commanders in the Civil War’s Eastern Theater continue to evoke admiration amongst some and fascinating study. But for every Jeb Stuart or Wade Hampton there were numerous subordinate commanders who brought just as much to the table … Continue reading

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“Seizing Destiny” looks at the Valley Forge of the Army of the Potomac

Author Albert Conner found inspiration for his new book in the usually forgotten transitional period between two well-known battles. It’s an unconventional approach among typically battle-focused Civil War scholarship. But that forgotten history, Conner contends, was one of the most transformational … Continue reading

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A Fine Fossil

Among Civil Warriors, I’m old-fashioned. I wear bow ties to speaking events, and sign my books with a fountain pen. But dog my cats if I have found a finer characterization of who I would like to be—don’t tell my … Continue reading

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Favorite Childhood Civil War Books

We all have a favorite Civil War book which we read, and re-read, as a kid, which probably turned us on to the War as much as anything else. Well, one of my favorites, checked out of the Margaret Mitchell Elementary School … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Chickamauga Campaign—Glory or the Grave: The Breakthrough, the Union Collapse, and the Defense of Horseshoe Ridge, September 20, 1863”

For three days in September, 1863 in northern Georgia two armies clashed in a brutal slugfest. The Battle of Chickamauga between William S. Rosecrans’ Army of the Cumberland and Braxton Bragg’s Army of Tennessee left in excess of 30,000 casualties, … Continue reading

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Kolakowski Comes Out of the Jungle

ECW offers our congratulations to Chris Kolakowski for his newest book! McFarland Press has just released his new book, Last Stand on Bataan. When he’s not been sailing the high seas with the Federal or Confederate navies here at Emerging Civil War, … Continue reading

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