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The Generals’ Civil War: What Their Memoirs Can Teach Us Today

Cushman never fully demonstrates his argument that Civil War memoirs led to the emphasis on individual actors, rather than the collective people, as the touchstones of Americans’ reflections on their “self” thereafter. Regardless, this deep analysis of the process of creating and selling the memoir’s persona and form adds new insight to the subject of the Civil War memoir. A fascinating tour de force of scholarship.
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Springer Mountain: Meditations on Killing and Eating

Similar to Michael Pollen’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, this engaging narrative will catch readers’ attention and lead them to take a deeper look at the where, how, and why behind the food they consume. In addition to foodies and historians, this book will appeal to readers wanting a better understanding of cultures and societies surrounding food.
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Ends of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee’s Army After Appomattox

Similar to Janney’s previous works, this detailed military history will find an eager audience among Civil War enthusiasts.

Thirteen Clocks: How Race United the Colonies and Made the Declaration of Independence

An accessible account that is highly recommended for those who want a historical perspective on current issues and those interested in the nation’s founding.

Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue

This enjoyable book, which includes more than 20 recipes, is a must for serious barbecue scholars and a solid choice for any food historian.
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Behold the Land: The Black Arts Movement in the South

A scholarly work recommended for readers interested in Black history and culture in the U.S.

Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command

An instructive book about Civil War generalship that will engage and inform anyone interested in the dynamics of command from the perspective of those in charge.
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Sick and Tired: An Intimate History of Fatigue

A personal story made more universal that many readers will be able to identify with, and a well-documented study of the history and current state of the science of fatigue.
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Divided by Terror: American Patriotism After 9/11

A highly recommended work that sheds insight on how patriotism is formed and sustained during times of crisis. Bodnar’s work is also important for its understanding of the power of collective memory and how it has shaped American society in the 21st century.
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