Category: Best of TOCWOC – A Civil War Blog

  • August 2010 Civil War Book Notes

    Those that can’t write, Review! August 2010 James W. Durney *********************************************************** In my mailbox or on the shelves With no July issue, this section is larger.  Vacation was great but we are back to normal now. The Grand Design: Strategy and the U.S. Civil War by Donald Stoker examines how Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis […]

  • Top 10 Civil War Bestsellers: October 2009

    It has been quite awhile since we last looked at the Top 10 Civil War bestsellers list.  In fact, you have to go all the way back to the May 2009 Top 10 Civil War bestsellers list.  I’ve enjoyed keeping an eye on this list to see how books move over time, and […]

  • Review: The Rifle Musket in Civil War Combat: Reality and Myth

    Hess, Earl J. The Rifle Musket in Civil War Combat: Reality and Myth. University Press of Kansas (September 9, 2008). 288 pages, tables, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN: 978-0700616077 $29.95 (Hardcover). Did the widespread use of the rifle musket for the first time in the American Civil War lead to increased average combat ranges, increasingly destructive […]

  • Top 7 Shiloh Books: Brett Schulte

    The recent Civil War Bloggers Top 10 Gettysburg Books list turned out well, so well that I immediately contacted the members of the Shiloh Discussion Group to see if they would join me in creating another combined list, this time of the Top 7 Shiloh books, which will appear this August at TOCWOC on a […]

  • Top 10 Gettysburg Books: Combined Civil War Bloggers’ List

    Eleven Civil War bloggers posted their Top 10 Gettysburg Books at their blogs from June 30 to July 5, 2009.  The complete list of bloggers is at the link provided in the prior sentence.  These eleven bloggers ended up choosing 60(!) different Gettysburg books.  I tallied up the results, awarding 10 points for a first […]

  • Top 10 Gettysburg Books

    I love sharing the knowledge I’ve gained over the years from reading, and reading about, top Civil War books.  I’ve also always found the list format to be an easy way for readers to take in some of this knowledge.  With these things in mind, we will be doing a series of lists for major […]

  • History Carnival 78

    It’s July, and that means it’s time for the 78th edition of the long running History Carnival here at TOCWOC – A Civil War Blog!  We move from one Brett to another this month. Historians’ Methodology and Academic History We start this month’s carnival at Crooked Timber, where Michele Lamont discusses what constitutes quality among […]