Tag Archives: Civil War books

Question of the Week: 8/15-8/21/22

One of our guest authors asks: What are some underrated or overlooked books about the American Civil War? He says, “I’m always surprised when I come across a title that has been out for a while, and that I find … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 7/11-7/17/22

It’s been a while since we’ve looked at the book stacks… What Civil War books are you reading this summer?

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Question of the Week: 5/30-6/5/22

What’s your favorite overview history book of the Civil War (can be single or multi-volume)? Why?

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Symposium Spotlight: Suggested Reading – Part 1

This week our Symposium Spotlight will get you excited about a winter and spring reading list. In part one of this series, our presenters have suggested works that will get you prepared for this year’s theme “Fallen Leaders of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Civil War Witnesses and Their Books: New Perspectives on Iconic Works

Civil War Witnesses and Their Books: New Perspectives on Iconic Works Edited by Gary W. Gallagher & Stephen Cushman Louisiana State University Press 2021 $45 hardcover Reviewed by Sean Michael Chick If there are two things we seem assured to … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Managing Books

It’s a little different than the usual weekender feature, but it’s winter and apparently quite a few of the regular weekender writers have been super busy or staying home during winter storms… Let’s talk about managing book collections! Because that … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 10/18-10/24/21

What Civil War book[s] are you reading this autumn?

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Commentary from the Bookshelves: Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War & Reconstruction by Allen Guelzo

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author Mark Harnitchek… Reading the cover of Fateful Lightning, I was struck by author Allen Guelzo’s subtitle which claims his master narrative is a “new” history of the Civil War and Reconstruction. In a well-trodden … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 12/14-12/20/20

Last week there were lots of blog post with holiday gift ideas, so… What books are on your wish list this season?

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Symposium Books for Your Holiday Wish List

With the holidays fast approaching, we thought our symposium attendees might want to start reading up on some of the ‘Fallen Leaders’ our speakers have lined up for the 2021 Symposium. Because books make such wonderful gifts for Civil War … Continue reading

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