Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Booknotes VI (January '13)

New Arrivals:

1. Lincoln and Oregon Country Politics in the Civil War Era by Richard W. Etulain (Oregon St Univ Pr, 2013).

This book is an exploration of the relationship between Oregon and the rest of the country from the 1850s through the end of the Civil War, with a specific interest in Lincoln's personal connections and political role in shaping a variety of Pacific Northwest issues.

2. Ruined by This Miserable War: The Dispatches of Charles Prosper Fauconnet, a French Diplomat in New Orleans, 1863-1868 edited by Carl A. Brasseaux & Katherine C. Mooney (Univ of Tenn Pr, 2013).

The newest volume from UTP's Voices of the Civil War series, this book offers a foreign perspective on military, political, and societal events in New Orleans. Fauconnet was appointed French consul in the city after the previous occupant drew Benjamin Butler's ire.

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