Category Archives: Books & Authors

Games Soldiers Play: Chuck-a-luck

Last year at Brownell Middle School we had a combined Math-Science Expo sort of thing instead of a traditional Science Fair. Like everyone in the education business, we were trying to find a sweet spot for a combination of Common … Continue reading

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Book Review: Confederate Courage on Other Fields: Overlooked Episodes of Leadership, Cruelty, Character, and Kindness

This latest offering from Savas Beatie is a reissue of Mark J. Crawford’s Confederate Courage on Other Fields: Overlooked Episodes of Leadership, Cruelty, Character, and Kindness, originally published by McFarland & Company, Inc. in 2000. As far as I can tell … Continue reading

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Sylvia Frank Rodrigue Receives ECW’s Thomas Greeley Stevenson Award

Emerging Civil War has announced Sylvia Frank Rodrigue as the recipient of this year’s Thomas Greeley Stevenson Award. Rodrigue is an acquisitions editor for Southern Illinois University Press (SIUP), where she worked with Emerging Civil War to establish the new … Continue reading

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Grant Invades Tennessee Receives Inaugural Emerging Civil War Book Award

Emerging Civil War has announced the recipient of its inaugural book award: Grant Invades Tennessee: The 1862 Battles for Forts Henry and Donelson by Timothy B. Smith, Ph.D., published by the University Press of Kansas. “Tim Smith continues to do … Continue reading

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Dave Roth, editor of Blue & Gray Magazine, Receives Emerging Civil War’s Award for Service in Civil War Public History

Emerging Civil War has chosen Dave Roth, editor of Blue & Gray Magazine, as the recipient of this year’s Emerging Civil War Award for Service in Civil War Public History. Emerging Civil War’s Award for Service in Civil War Public … Continue reading

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A Chat with Dave Powell about The Battle Above the Clouds

Emerging Civil War correspondent Elyse Kuhn took the time recently to talk with ECW’s Dave Powell about Dave’s new book, Battle Above the Clouds. ———- Dave Powell never imagined himself as a history writer. However, it seems to be what … Continue reading

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New Research on Lincoln, Elmer Ellsworth, and the First Federal Militias

Within a week of taking the presidential oath, Mr. Lincoln wrote Secretary of War Simon Cameron regarding his young friend, Elmer Ellsworth:  You will favor me by issuing an order detailing Lieut. Ephraim E Ellsworth, of the First Dragoons, for … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to the Gettysburg Address

The Ultimate Guide to the Gettysburg Address  David Hirsch and Dan Van Haften Savas Beatie, LLC 2016 On November 19, 1863, after a two hour oration by featured speaker Edward Everett at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in … Continue reading

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Civil War Photography Books—A Question

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words are in a book about pictures? We’ll let you mull that one over a little bit, but our real purpose for posting this afternoon is to pass along a … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 7/24-7/30-17

What Civil War books have you read (or are reading) this summer?

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