Book of the Week


Belligerent Muse: Five Northern Writers and How They Shaped Our Understanding of the Civil War
by Stephen Cushman
foreword by Gary W. Gallagher

"From the lilt of Lincoln’s language to the barbs of Bierce and the pageantry of Chamberlain, Belligerent Muse takes readers into the complicated literary history of how the war was spun and how a national bloodletting transformed the writing of history and the history of writing in the United States."
--Stephen Berry, University of Georgia
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150th Anniversary of Fredericksburg Campaign

The Fredericksburg Campaign took place 150 years ago from December 11 to December 15, 1862. The struggle between Confederate general Robert E. Lee and Union general Ambrose Burnside resulted in a large Union defeat with twice as many casualties as the Confederacy suffered. [...]

New Books Coming Fall 2012

New books by James McPherson, David Cecelski, and Bland Simpson, plus new paperbacks by George Rable and Judith Giesberg to be published in fall 2012. [...]