Sunday, May 3, 2009

Web Site Review: Civil War Book Review

The Spring 2009 issue of Civil War Book Review has been issued. Be sure to check it out for information on some great Civil War titles. Abraham Lincoln is a major focus this year.

The Civil War Book Review is a quarterly published online by the LSU Library Special Collections. The lead featured review this quarter is Tried By War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief by the legendary James McPherson. As the reviewer puts it this is another addition to the literature of Lincoln "hero-worship." A second feature review is General Lee's Army: From Victory to Collapse written by Joseph T. Glatthaar. The review has high praise and calls this not just a must read but a book that will be read, digested, and debated for years to come. High praise indeed. Included amongst the other reviews is an interview with Paul D. Escott author of "What Shall We Do With the Negro?": Lincoln, White Racism, and Civil War America. The interview is available in print or as an audio version.

Civil War Book Review is a great site that should be referenced by anybody wondering "What should I read next?" There are more than enough books reviewed to get you to the next issue. Dig in and enjoy the books!

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