Tag Archives: Confederate States of America

Book Review: Robert E. Lee: Icon For A Nation

Robert E. Lee:  Icon For A Nation, by Brian Holden Reid This book is an interesting case of what happens when someone attempts to write a generally praiseworthy account of a man without whitewashing him or seeking to promote neo-Confederate … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dixie Betrayed

Dixie Betrayed:  How The South Really Lost The Civil War, by David J. Eicher It is always fascinating to see accounts of the fall of the South in the Civil War.  On what can it be blamed?  This particular book … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Myth Of The Lost Cause And Civil War History

The Myth Of The Lost Cause And Civil War History, edited by Gary W. Gallagher And Alan T. Nolan While in general I am leery about books that demonize the South for the Lost Cause with with a broad brush, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Myth Of The Lost Cause 1865-1900

The Myth Of The Lost Cause 1865-1900, by Rollin G. Osterweis One of the strange asymmetries that one finds when it comes to the lost cause is that those who practice it do not mention it, while those that label … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis, by Clement Eaton Jefferson Davis is a mysterious man with regards to the Civil War.  It is not that he seems a hard man to understand himself–like many political leaders he struggled with his physical health and in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Alexander H. Stephens

Alexander H. Stephens:  A Bibliography, by Rudolph Von Abele Is Alexander Stephens a compelling figure?  In some ways he is, to be sure, but he certainly exhibits some of the flaws of the political system of the South.  Stephens was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Judah Benjamin: Mystery Man Of The Confederacy

Judah Benjamin:  Mystery Man Of The Confederacy, by S.I. Neiman Judah Benjamin is an admittedly obscure person if one looks at the history of the Civil War.  Little is known or thought about him, and few books are written about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Robert E. Lee (Civil War Hero)

Robert E. Lee (Civil War Hero), by Jack Kavanagh and Eugene C. Murdoch Why do people need Robert E. Lee to be a hero?  There are no cottage industries to resurrect the military reputations of Cornwallis in the American Revolution … Continue reading

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Book Review: Robert E. Lee (See And Read)

Robert E. Lee (See And Read), by Ruby L. Radford If you want to find out where history gets screwed up, one of the most obvious places to look is books written for children.  Generally speaking, books written for more … Continue reading

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Book Review: Robert E. Lee (Great American Generals)

Robert E. Lee (Great American Generals), by Ian Hogg There are an awful lot of books written about Robert E. Lee that appear to be deliberately aimed at younger audiences.  It should be noted that while the Civil War is … Continue reading

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