In today's Wall Street Journal, James McPherson lists his picks for the five best books on the American Civil War. Apparently he has a new book out: Tried by War: Lincoln as Commander in Chief.
Here's his list:
- This Republic of Suffering, Drew Gilpin Faust
- Southern Lady, Yankee Spy, Elizabeth R. Varon
- Civil Wars, George C. Rable
- The Imagined Civil War, Alice Fahs
- Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin
Any of these would be great for Marny's American Civil War Challenge. For the rules, see her blog (here).