Tag Archives: UNC Press

BookChat with Judkin Browning and Timothy Silver, authors of An Environmental History of the Civil War

I was pleased to spend some time recently with a new book by historians Judkin Browning and Timothy Silver. Drs. Browning and Silver are professors at Appalachian State University, where Browning is professor of military history and Silver is professor … Continue reading

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BookChat with Zachery Fry, author of A Republic in the Ranks

I was pleased to spend some time recently with a new book by historian Zachery Fry, assistant professor of military history at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Dr. Frey is the author of A Republic in the … Continue reading

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BookChat with Michael Woods, author of Arguing Until Doomsday

I was pleased to spend some time recently with a new book by historian Michael E. Woods, associate professor of history at Marshall University. Dr. Woods is the author of Arguing Until Doomsday: Stephen Douglas, Jefferson Davis, and the Struggle … Continue reading

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BookChat with Brian Luskey, Author of Men is Cheap

I was pleased to spend some time recently with a new book by historian Brian Luskey, associate professor of history at West Virginia University. Luskey is the author of Men Is Cheap: Exposing the Frauds of Free Labor in Civil War … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Carol Reardon (part five)

(part five of a series) To help commemorate Women’s History Month, I’m talking this week with Carol Reardon, one of the profession’s great public historians. Although she’s had an illustrious academic career, she mentioned yesterday how important it is to … Continue reading

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BookChat with David Silkenat, author of Raising the White Flag

I was pleased to spend some time recently with a new book by historian David Silkenat, senior lecturer of American history at the University of Edinburgh. Silkenat is the author of Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the Civil … Continue reading

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BookChat with Thomas Brown, author of Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America

I was pleased to spend some time recently with a new book by historian Thomas J. Brown, professor of history at the University of South Carolina. Brown is the author of Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America, published … Continue reading

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Petersburg, the most researched battle of late?

The Petersburg Battlefields Foundation hosted its first stakeholders meeting yesterday to present its strategic plan to potential partners. As the organization’s tourism chair, I planned to spotlight a few new Petersburg publications to illustrate how scholarship on the campaign has … Continue reading

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Book Review: “On to Petersburg: Grant and Lee, June 4-15, 1864”

I’m not a fan of writing traditional book reviews. I suppose it reminds me too much of my standard weekly assignments during all four undergrad years as a history major at the University of Illinois. Gordon Rhea’s latest publication, On … Continue reading

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Time to Talk (Civil War) Books: A Conversation with Marc Ramsey—part two

Part two of five We’re continuing my conversation with Marc Ramsey, owner of Owens & Ramsey Bookseller in suburban Richmond, Virginia. Yesterday, after getting an orientation to his shop, Marc began to tell me a little about the shop’s general … Continue reading

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