Tuesday, December 31, 2013

CWBA Year in Review: Standout Books of 2013



*** My Favorite 2013 Books ***

Battle/Campaign Histories:
Trans-Mississippi Theater:
Milliken's Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory by Linda Barnickel.

Western Theater:
Kennesaw Mountain: Sherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign by Earl Hess.

Eastern Theater:
Richmond Must Fall: The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, October 1864 by Hampton Newsome.


General History:
Standing Firmly by the Flag: Nebraska Territory and the Civil War, 1861-1867 by James E. Potter.


Social-Cultural History:
The Fishing Creek Confederacy: A Story of Civil War Draft Resistance by Richard A. Sauers and Peter Tomasak.

Political History:
James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War edited by John W. Quist and Michael J. Birkner.


Unit History:
The Indiana Jackass Regiment in the Civil War: A History of the 21st Infantry / 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment, with a Roster by Phillip E. Faller.

Essay Collection:
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.


Biographical Treatment:
The Maltby Brothers' Civil War by Norman C. Delaney.


Naval History:
The Fight for the Yazoo, August 1862-July 1864: Swamps, Forts and Fleets on Vicksburg's Northern Flank by Myron J. Smith, Jr.


Edited Letters/Memoir/Diary:
A Civil War Correspondent in New Orleans: The Journals and Reports of Albert Gaius Hills of the Boston Journal edited by Gary L. Dyson.


Guide Book or Map Study:
A Field Guide to Gettysburg: Experiencing the Battlefield through Its History, Places, and People by Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler.


Self-Published Study:
Morgan's Cavalry 1861-1862 by Lanny Kelton Smith.


Local History:
The Civil War on Hatteras: The Chicamacomico Affair and the Capture of the U.S. Gunboat Fanny by Lee Thomas Oxford.


Reference Book:
The Gettysburg Campaign in Numbers and Losses: Synopses, Orders of Battle, Strengths, Casualties, and Maps, June 9 - July 14, 1863 by J. David Petruzzi and Steven Stanley.


Classic Reprint:
Los Angeles in Civil War Days, 1860-1865 by John W. Robinson.

[yes, I know some of these are 2012 titles but it's the only fair way to account for end-of-year releases]

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