Monthly Archives: April 2011

Publisher’s Weekly Talks with Amanda Foreman

A Narrative Symphony of the Civil War: Publisher’s Weekly Talks with Amanda Foreman By Wendy Smith  — Apr 18, 2011 In A World on Fire, bestselling biographer Amanda Foreman traces turbulent Anglo-American relations during the Civil War. This massive history is very different from your … Continue reading

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Booknote: 1861 by Adam Goodheart

From the publisher: In time for the 150th anniversary of our defining national event: an original and altogether gripping account of how the Civil War began. 1861 is an epic of courage and heroism beyond the battlefields. Early in that … Continue reading

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Booknote: My Name is Mary Sutter

From the publisher: In this stunning historical novel, Mary Sutter is a brilliant, headstrong midwife from Albany, New York, who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Determined to overcome the prejudices against women in medicine—and eager to run away from her … Continue reading

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Booknote: The Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It

From the publisher: After 150 years the Civil War is still our greatest national drama, at once heroic, tragic, and epic-our Iliad, but also our Bible, a story of sin and judgment, suffering and despair, death and resurrection in a … Continue reading

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Booknote: Beaufort 1849

From the publisher’s web site: After years abroad, Jasper Wainwright returns to Beaufort, South Carolina, home of his unruly youth. Slavery and Sea Island cotton have made this summer seat of plantation owners one of the wealthiest and most cultured … Continue reading

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Booknote: This Great Struggle

From the publisher’s web site: Referring to the war that was raging across parts of the American landscape, Abraham Lincoln told Congress in 1862, “We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope on earth.” Lincoln recognized what … Continue reading

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Booknote: The Grand Design by Donald Stoker

From the publisher’s web site: Of the tens of thousands of books exploring virtually every aspect of the Civil War, surprisingly little has been said about what was in fact the determining factor in the outcome of the conflict: differences … Continue reading

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