Category Archives: Books & Authors

Hood’s “Miserbels”

Here’s a new take on “Lee’s Miserables.” Recall that Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables appeared in print in 1862 and became a favorite in Lee’s army. After its translation and publication by a Richmond firm, a “soldier edition” was distributed throughout … Continue reading

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Thomas Nast from the North Anna River: “On to Richmond”

One of my favorite images of the Civil War comes from the June 18, 1864 issue of Harper’s Weekly. The image, by Thomas Nast, is titled “The Campaign in Virginia—“On to Richmond!” and it accompanied the paper’s coverage of the … Continue reading

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An Interview with Pulitzer Finalist Brian Matthew Jordan (part three)

part three of three We’ve been talking with ECW’s Brian Matthew Jordan, whose book Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War was chosen as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History last month. In the final part of my … Continue reading

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An Interview with Pulitzer Finalist Brian Matthew Jordan (part two)

part two of three In April, ECW’s Brian Matthew Jordan received the news that his book, Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War, was selected as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history. Last week, I posted the first … Continue reading

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ECW Welcomes Kevin Pawlak

ECW readers are well familiar with the great guest posts of Kevin Pawlak. We’re pleased to announce that he’s coming aboard as a regular ECW contributor! “The Civil War has fascinated me since I was nine years old,” Kevin says. … Continue reading

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The Civil War in Fairfax County

I mentioned on Thursday that I was going to be speaking that evening to the Bull Run Civil War Roundtable in Centreville, Virginia. I have a quick follow-up that I think will be of interest to hardcore Civil War buffs. On … Continue reading

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An Interview with Pulitzer Finalist Brian Matthew Jordan (part one)

part one of three In April, the Pultizer Prize committee announced its winners for 2016. This year’s winner for history was Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America by T.J. Stiles. But on the list of finalists was … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name? Hell Itself

In a war that he piled one horrific scene on another, soldiers had plenty of opportunity to catch their own glimpses of hell: “Hell’s half-acre” at Spotsylvania’s Bloody Angle; the Hell Hole at New Hope Church during the Atlanta campaign; … Continue reading

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Authors Signings at the Emerging Civil War Symposium

We are happy to welcome the following authors to the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. Authors will be available Friday and Saturday for book signings, sales, and conversations. Edward Alexander: Dawn of Victory: The Breakthrough at … Continue reading

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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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