Category Books

Civil War Talk Radio Episode 1524: Learning from the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of American Medical Science

This is a fascinating discussion between host Dr. Gerald Prokopowicz and Dr. Shauna Devine, author of Learning from the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of American Medical Science. Dr. Devine discusses how treating wounded and diseased soldiers in the Civil War taught doctors a great deal and spurred medical advances. She spoke about the […]

African Americans and the Civil War

This is Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander speaking about her book, Standing on the Precipice of Change: Virginia’s African American Fighters in the Civil War. This is another excellent presentation at the 2019 joint American Civil War Museum, Nau Center for Civil War History, and Library of Virginia symposium held at the Library of Virginia. The video’s description […]

The Lost Papers of Confederate General John Bell Hood

This excellent book is a companion to author Stephen M. Hood’s earlier book, John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General. This provides the primary sources that led to the earlier book. It gives us transcriptions of most of the newly found Hood Papers so we can see those sources for ourselves. […]

Civil War Talk Radio Episode1521: Petersburg to Appomattox: The End of the War in Virginia

This is an excellent discussion between Dr. Caroline Jannney, the Nau Professor of History and Director of the Nau Center for Civil War Studies at the University of Virginia and host Dr. Gerald Prokopowicz of East Carolina University on the book of essays Dr. Janney edited called Petersburg to Appomattox: The End of the War […]

Manisha Sinha on A House Divided. S. 3 ep. 10

Here’s a very good discussion between Dr. Manisha Sinha and host Bjorn Skaptason discussing Dr. Sinha’s book, The Slave’s Cause. The video’s description reads, “Manisha Sinha joined Bjorn Skaptason on August 2, 2018, to discuss her award-winning book The Slave’s Cause.”

Ulysses S. Grant’s Memoirs

This is a conversation between Dr. John Marszalek and Dr. Craig Symonds regarding the new Annotated Edition of Ulysses S. Grant’s memoirs Dr. Marszalek edited. As always, it’s pretty good. They had this discussion in Gettysburg, PA as part of the 2018 Lincoln Forum Symposium. According to the video’s description, “John Marszalek, editor of an […]

Book Talk: David W. Blight & Ta-Nehisi Coates discuss Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

This is a terrific discussion between Dr. David Blight and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates on Dr. Blight’s new book, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, discussing not only the book but also Douglass’ life. The video’s description reads, “The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, the History Department at Yale, the Yale University […]