Tag Archives: Civil War books

Question of the Week: 7/9-7/15/18

Whether you’re reading on the battlefield, at the beach, or while staying cool at home, summer is great time to pick up a book! What Civil War book[s] are you currently reading?

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Question of the Week: 3/26-4/1/18

Through the decades, many historians and history buffs have echoed Thomas Jefferson’s sentiment, “I cannot live without books.” What is the one Civil War book you think is absolutely essential? Hyperbole speaking – the one book you “cannot live without”?

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Question of the Week: 10/23-10/29/17

Last week, we asked about your favorite biography of a Union general. And to keep those book reviews and bookshelves balanced – well, you can probably guess this week’s question: In your opinion, what’s the best biography of a Confederate … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 10/16-10/22/17

In your opinion, what’s the best biography of a Union general? What makes it “the best”?

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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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ECW Weekender: Gettysburg Field Hospital Sites

As the sun set on the Gettysburg battlefield on July 3, 1863, although the sound of combat faded into history, a new battle was just beginning. Over the course of the three day engagement, 51,000 men became casualties. That number … Continue reading

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Review—The Long Road to Antietam: How the Civil War Became a Revolution

Richard Slotkin. The Long Road to Antietam: How the Civil War Became a Revolution. Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2012. 478 pages, maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, chronology. ISBN 978-0-87140-411-4. $32.95 Richard Slotkin’s new history on the Antietam Campaign, The Long Road to Antietam, … Continue reading

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My Top Ten List, or Building Your Civil War Library

“Everyman his own historian,[1]” is a quote bandied about in many classrooms, but it is rarely more true than when it is describing Civil War folk. I use the word folk because I have no wish to begin a Sumter-like … Continue reading

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