Civil War prof's new book reviewed by the New York Times

Allen Guelzo, Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era, had his recently released book, "Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction” reviewed by the New York Times.

From the Times:

Civil War fever is raging. Last year, the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the war, brought a number of war-related books, ranging from microstudies of a specific time or theme (including Adam Goodheart’s “1861: The Civil War Awakening,” and Amanda Foreman’s “World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War”) to macro-­overviews of the whole era, most notably David Goldfield’s “America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation.” The micro/­macro phenomenon continues this year, with the appearance of a single-theme book like Fergus M. Bordewich’s “America’s Great Debate” (see the opposite page) and, from the macro perspective, Allen C. Guelzo’s sweeping “Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction.”


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