Almost every angle imaginable on the Civil War has been studied and yet authors continue to bring forth different perspectives. This is the case with Justin Martin’s A Fierce Glory. I have read many accounts of the Battle of Antietam – most focus solely on either side or give a balanced view of the battle. Martin gives a balanced account of the battle, but he adds a new element by looking at Abraham Lincoln during the battle. Lincoln was waiting to hear about the results of...
Tag - American Civil War
A wonderful look at a pivotal battle for control of the Shenandoah Valley. The book gives an excellent account of the battle and all of the participants. Patchan uses various sources, both primary and secondary, to describe the flow of the battle.
This book is an example of great research and wonderful writing. The authors do justice to the soldiers and leaders of both sides. A must-read for anyone wanting to fully understand how the Confederates were able to dominate the Union at Chancellorsville.
Any fan of Civil War history would enjoy this engaging and enlightening take on the causes of the Civil War.
This book is an excellent short, concise history of the Battle of Ball's Bluff.
I think I am pretty clearly on the record in favor of short biographies but even I might blanche at a book that covers a subject as immense as Abraham Lincoln in a mere 70 or so pages. Such is the boldness of James McPherson‘s Abraham Lincoln. But this essay/book turned out to be an enjoyable and interesting approach to the enigma that is Lincoln. I was trolling the library when I saw it and decided it was short enough to read over the President’s Day weekend. Alas, I was not...