Sunday, September 16, 2012

Booknotes (September '12)

New Arrivals:

1. The Enemy Never Came: The Civil War in the Pacific Northwest by Scott McArthur (Caxton, 2012).

There weren't any pitched battles in the Pacific NW between Union and Confederate armies, but there were more than enough instances of political infighting, conflicts with Indians, and other threats to justify a book length study of the subject. I am very much looking forward to this one.

2. Lincoln and Leadership: Military, Political, and Religious Decision Making edited by Randall M. Miller (Fordham UP, 2012).

This slim volume offers a trio of essays spawned from a 2009 "Lincoln and Leadership" conference -- AL as commander-in-chief, moral leader, and political tactician.

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