This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War
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James M. McPherson has written and edited nearly 30 books, including the Pulitzer Prize?winning Battle Cry of Freedom. Turf battles aren't uncommon in Civil War studies, and McPherson has a wide reputation as a thoughtful, fair, and readable historian whose insight brings fresh perspective to some often-scrutinized topics. Although McPherson intended some of the essays for an academic audience, each is accessible and worthwhile, and "displays an admirable transparency, showing the historian at w...more
I value McPherson’s scholarship as much for his conclusions as for the light he...more
The next time some moron forwards an email to you full of false...more
It's all incredibly interesting stuff, and thoughtfully explained by one of the premier Civil War historians out there. It's the best.
But whether the essay was for Civil War beginners or for professors in the subject, t...more