Tag Archives: ECW Book Review

One Review, Two Books: Ways and Means and Bonds of War

“In January [1865], economist Amasa Walker wrote on ‘men and money,’ the two elements that Walker believed were ‘indispensable to war.’ Walker added, ‘You may, indeed, have money without men, but cannot have men without money.’”1 – David Thomson in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Destruction of the Steamboat Sultana

Gene Eric Salecker’s Destruction of the Steamboat Sultana: The Worst Maritime Disaster in American History is a combination of modern and historical who-done-it writing. It is as good as it gets! This book, at first glance, is a carefully researched discussion of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: General John A. Rawlins: No Ordinary Man

Reviewed by Zachery A. Fry Allen Ottens has produced a gripping and illuminating biography of Ulysses Grant’s right-hand man and fellow Galena, Illinois native John Rawlins. Ottens draws from an extensive source base to offer a wide-ranging view of his … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Oxford Handbook of the American Civil War

A good reference book bears several elements, beginning with its title: The Oxford Handbook of the American Civil War thus telegraphs its purpose. Another is heft: this one has 675 pages. Third is a big raft of contributors, and recognizable … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cedar Mountain to Antietam, A Civil War Campaign History of the Union XII Corps, July – September 1862

  If one is familiar with a Savas Beatie publication, the reader understands a few prerequisites. The book will be well-researched and include historical analysis that enhances and expands ones knowledge base into another aspect of America’s military past. Author … Continue reading

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