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American Ulysses

February 22, 2017 Civil War Profiles 0

American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant Ronald C. White Hardcover; 826 pages Random House (2016)    American Ulysses is a new and engaging biography of Ulysses S. Grant by Ronald C. White. Despite […]

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Stonewall Jackson’s Little Sorrel

December 2, 2016 Civil War Profiles 0

Stonewall Jackson’s Little Sorrel: An Unlikely Hero of the Civil War Sharon B. Smith Hardcover; 288 pages Lyons Press (2016)    In Stonewall Jackson’s Little Sorrel, author Sharon B. Smith examines one of the most […]

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The Immortal Irishman

March 20, 2016 Civil War Profiles 0

The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero  Timothy Egan Hardback; 384 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2016)  In the Immortal Irishman, author Timothy Egan writes a popular biography of Thomas Francis Meagher, […]

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Corps Commanders in Blue

July 17, 2015 Civil War Profiles 0

Corps Commanders in Blue: Union Major Generals in the Civil War Ethan S. Rafuse, ed. Hardcover; 320 pages Louisiana State University Press (2014) Corps Commanders in Blue is a collection of essays edited by Ethan […]

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Lost Papers of John Bell Hood

May 22, 2015 Civil War Profiles 0

The Lost Papers of Confederate General John Bell Hood Stephen M. Hood Hardcover; 312 pages Savas Beatie (2015) The Lost Papers of Confederate General John Bell Hood is a treasure trove of primary source material […]

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Mourning Lincoln

April 23, 2015 Civil War Profiles 0

Mourning Lincoln Martha Hodes Hardcover;408 pages Yale University Press (2015) In Mourning Lincoln, author Martha Hodes uses a wide array of contemporary letters and diaries to document personal reactions to Abraham Lincoln’s death. The book […]

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Lincoln’s Assassination

February 8, 2015 Civil War Profiles 0

Lincoln’s Assassination Edward Steers, Jr. Hardcover; 176 pages Southern Illinois University Press (2014) Another appealing volume from the Concise Lincoln Library series, Lincoln’s Assassination contains a wealth of information starting with John Wilkes Booth’s original […]

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Commander Will Cushing

January 13, 2015 Civil War Profiles 0

Commander Will Cushing: Daredevil Hero of the Civil War Jamie Malanowski Hardcover; 304 pages W.W. Norton (2014) Commander Will Cushing is a narrative biography by Jamie Malanowski about the Civil War naval hero who became […]

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Such Troops As These

December 31, 2014 Civil War Profiles 0

Such Troops As These: The Genius and Leadership of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson Bevin Alexander Hardcover; 332 pages Berkley (2014) Such Troops As These is an analysis of Stonewall Jackson’s performance as a general during […]