Thursday, January 27, 2011

Booknotes IV (January '11)

New Arrivals:

* The Notorious "Bull" Nelson: Murdered Civil War General by Donald A. Clark (SIU Pr, 2011).

As the early war period in Kentucky of one of my main areas of interest, I am greatly looking forward to reading this biography of Nelson (the first to appear in print, I've been told). Though credited with a significant role in sustaining the Union cause in the Bluegrass state, the man's reputation remains decidedly mixed. Clark's interpretation is eagerly anticipated.

* The Civil War: A Concise History by Louis P. Masur (Oxford Univ Pr, 2011).

Imagine trying to write a history of the Civil War in less than 100 pages.

1 comment:

  1. There is a new book out from History Press called the Battle of South Mountain. Written by Antietam Ranger John Hoptak, it is the first stand alone account on the battle published in many years. You may wish to check it out and include it here.
    Jim Rosebrock


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