1. Confederate Generals in the Trans-Mississippi: Volume 1: Essays on America's Civil War edited by Lawrence Lee Hewitt with Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr. and Thomas E. Schott (UT Press, 2013).
New essays on Thomas Hindman, Theophilus Holmes, Edmund Kirby Smith, Mosby M. Parsons, John S. Marmaduke, Thomas Churchill, Tom Green, and Joseph O. Shelby.
2. Life During Wartime - 1861: The Civil War Comes to Missouri by Rudi Keller (Columbia Daily Tribune, 2012).
Tribune reporter Rudi Keller has compiled 350 of his columns into a handsome hardcover. Readers get a day by day account of the first year of the Civil War in Missouri, from skirmishes and battles to politics and the home front experience. It also has a good sprinkling of maps, photos, and other illustrations. My first impression is a positive one.