Michael Farrell

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A Thousand May Fall: Life, Death, and Survival in the Union Army

The personal sacrifice of soldiers in war often gets lost in military histories, and Jordan's moving account of the 107th Ohio is a welcome corrective.

Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause

Seidule openly confronts his own indifference to racism, and this absorbing book will be of value to anyone interested in how history informs our present.

Union: The Struggle To Forge the Story of United States Nationhood

Woodard is a gifted historiographer, and this excellent work will be appreciated by anyone interested in American history and how it came to be written.
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All Against All: The Long Winter of 1933 and the Origins of the Second World War

Readers with an interest in reflective philosophical history will appreciate this book. Those looking for a more straightforward narrative of the period and how the two world wars relate might find Ian Kershaw’s To Hell and Back a better choice.
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1939: A People’s History of the Coming of the Second World War

Written in an accessible, engaging style, this book will appeal most to casual readers of popular history.

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The Women’s Fight: The Civil War’s Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation

By telling the important, yet often-overlooked story of how enslaved women fought for their rights, and how white women often upheld the status quo, Glymph has written a refreshing, much-needed account of Civil War historiography.
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Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941–1943

Clearly written in an engaging style, this book will appeal to general readers of military history.

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The Chaos of Empire: The British Raj and the Conquest of India

Wilson's prose is rather dry, and most readers will be better served by Barbara and Thomas Metcalf's A Concise History of Modern India.
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The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America

This book provides a thought-provoking contrast to Richard Gamble's The War for Righteousness, which details Wilson's idealism as the cause for America's entrance into the war and Jeanette Keith's Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight, which describes the lack of support for the war, at least in the rural South.
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