Saturday, June 4, 2011

Booknotes (June '11)

New Arrivals:

1. The Civil War, 1861-1865 (Smithsonian Headliners Series) by Eric C. Caren and Stephen A. Goldman (Data Trace Pub Co, 2011).

The book features full page reproductions of newspapers (northern and southern) from the collections of the co-authors. The price is listed at $49.95, but the publisher is offering a 50% discount when the code 150YRS is used at checkout.

2. The Last Battle of the Civil War: United States Versus Lee, 1861-1883 by Anthony Gaughan (LSU Pr, 2011).

After the war, the Lee family famously sued for compensation for the seizure of their Arlington estate. The Supreme Court overruled the U.S. government's claim of immunity from such suits and ordered that the family be justly compensated. Gaughan's book takes an indepth look at the historic ruling.

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