Index by Subject

C3

History & Biography 

American History

American Civil War & African American History

Review of: Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South, by Christopher Dickey

Review of: The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought and Survived in Civil War Armies, by Peter S. Carmichael

Review of: The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America, by Edward L. Ayers

Review of: The State of Jones, by Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer

Review of: Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War, by Charles Bracelen Flood

Review of: Grant, by Ron Chernow

Review of: Their Last Full Measure: The Final Days of the Civil War, by Joseph Wheelan

Review of: Richmond Burning: The Last Days of the Confederate Capital by Nelson Lankford

Review of: Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War, by Elizabeth R. Varon

Review of: Tara Revisited: Women, War & The Plantation Legend, by Catherine Clinton

Review of: Civil War Poetry: An Anthology, edited by Paul Negri [poetry]

Review of: The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara [historical novel]

Review of: This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, by Drew Gilpin Faust

Review of: River Run Red: The Fort Pillow Massacre in the American Civil War, by Andrew Ward

Review of: Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps, by Amy Murrell Taylor

Review of: The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation, by Daina Ramey Berry

Review of: The Land Shall be Deluged in Blood: A New History of the Nat Turner Revolt, by Patrick H. Breen

Review of: Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad, by Eric Foner

Review of: The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America’s Most Progressive Era, by Douglas R. Egerton

Review of: New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America, by Wendy Warren

Review of: The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist, by Marcus Rediker

Review of: Against Wind and Tide: The African American Struggle against the Colonization Movement, by Ousmane K. Power-Greene

Review of: The Internal Enemy: Slavery and the War in Virginia 1772-1832, by Alan Taylor

Review of: Dominion of Memories: Jefferson, Madison & the Decline of Virginia by Susan Dunn

Review of: Atlas of Slavery, by James Walvin

Review of: Empire of Cotton: A Global History, by Sven Beckert

Review of: The Orlando, Florida, Civil Rights Movement: A Case Study in Cooperation and Communication, 1951-1971, by Fred Altensee

Review of: Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle Over Civil Rights, by Steven Levingston

American Presidents

Review of: The American President: From Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton, by William E. Leuchtenburg

Review of: Presidents of War, by Michael Beschloss

Review of: The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels, by Jon Meacham

Review of: Jefferson and Monticello: The Biography of a Builder, by Jack McLaughlin

Review of: Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America, by David O. Stewart

Review of: Worst. President. Ever.: James Buchanan, the POTUS Rating Game, and the Legacy of the Least of the Lesser Presidents, by Robert Strauss

Review of: Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy, by David O. Stewart

Review of: Grant, by Ron Chernow

Review of: 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents, by David Pietrusza

Review of: Dinner in Camelot: The Night America’s Greatest Scientists, Writers, and Scholars Partied at the Kennedy White House, by Joseph A. Esposito

Review of: Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle Over Civil Rights, by Steven Levingston

Review of: JFK’S Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President, by Thurston Clarke

Review of: Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, by Rick Perlstein

Review of: The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan by Rick Perlstein

Review of Bush, by Jean Edward Smith

Review of: Fear: Trump in the White House, by Bob Woodward

American History: General 

Review of: The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist, by Marcus Rediker

Review of: The Loyal Son: The War in Ben Franklin’s House, by Daniel Mark Epstein

Review of: Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth, by Holger Hoock

Review of: American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804, by Alan Taylor 

Review of: The Internal Enemy: Slavery and the War in Virginia 1772-1832, by Alan Taylor

Review of: The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies by Alan Taylor

Review of: Dominion of Memories: Jefferson, Madison & the Decline of Virginia by Susan Dunn

Review of: The Know-Nothing Party in Massachusetts: The Rise and Fall of a People’s Movement, by John R. Mulkern

Review of: Hornswogglers, Fourflushers & Snake-Oil Salesmen: True Tales of the Old West’s Sleaziest Swindlers, by Matthew P. Mayo

Review of: The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History, by Paul Andrew Hutton

Review of: The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire, by Stephen Kinzer

Review of: Maude (1883-1993): She Grew Up with the Country, by Mardo Williams

Review of: In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea, by Danny Goldberg

Review of: Kissinger’s Shadow: The Long Reach of America’s Most Controversial Statesman, by Greg Grandin

Review of: Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir, by John Paul Stevens

Review of: Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country, by Andrew J. Bacevich 

Review of: A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, by James Comey

Ancient History 

Review of: The Indus: Lost Civilizations, by Andrew Robinson

Review of Egypt: Lost Civilizations, by Christina Riggs

Review of: In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World, by Christian Marek

Review of: 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed, by Eric H. Cline

Review of: Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World, by Tim Whitmarsh

World History 

Review of: The Closing of the Western Mind: The Rise of Faith and the Fall of Reason by Charles Freeman

Review of: A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks, by Stewart Gordon

Review of: The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps, by Edward Brooke-Hitching

Review of: Empire of Cotton: A Global History, by Sven Beckert

Review of: The Great Siege of Malta: The Epic Battle between the Ottoman Empire and the Knights of St. John, by Bruce Ware Allen

Review of: King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terrorism and Heroism in Colonial Africa, by Adam Hochschild

Review of: Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill, by Candice Millard

Review of: The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War 1890-1914 by Barbara Tuchman

Review of: The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark

Review of: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

Review of: At the Heart of the White Rose: Letters and Diaries of Hans and Sophie Scholl, edited by Inge Jens

Review of: Who Lost Russia?: How the World Entered a New Cold War, by Peter Conradi 

Review of: North Korea: State of Paranoia by Paul French

Review of: Korea: Where the American Century Began, by Michael Pembroke

Science

Review of: Cradle of Life: The Discovery of Earth’s Earliest Fossils, by J. William Schopf

Review of: Life in Deep Time: Darwin’s “Missing” Fossil Record, by J. William Schopf

Review of: Vanished Ocean: How Tethys Reshaped the World, by Dorrik Stow

Review of: An Ape’s View of Human Evolution, by Peter Andrews

Almost Human: The Astonishing Tale of Homo naledi and the Discovery that Changed Our Human Story, by Lee Berger and John Hawks

Review of: Time Travel: A History, by James Gleick

Review of: Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History, by Bill Schutt

Review of: Rain: A Natural and Cultural History, by Cynthia Barnett

General Non-Fiction

Review of: Imagine John Yoko, by John & Yoko Lennon

Review of: On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads, by Tim Cope

Review of: Blood of the Tiger: A Story of Conspiracy, Greed, and the Battle to Save a Magnificent Species, by J.A. Mills 

Young Adult (YA) 

Review of: The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked and Found, by Martin W. Sandler

Review of: Iron Rails, Iron Men, and the Race to Link the Nation: The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad, by Martin W. Sandler

Literature

Review of: The Iliad, by Homer, translated by Stephen Mitchell

Review of: Gilgamesh: A New English Version, by Stephen Mitchell

Review of: The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, by Roberto Calasso

Review of: About Grace, by Anthony Doerr

Review of: All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

Review of: Wanting, by Richard Flanagan

Review of: First Person: A Novel, by Richard Flanagan

Review of: The Sound of One Hand Clapping, by Richard Flanagan

Review of: Death of a River Guide, by Richard Flanagan

Review of: The Narrow Road to the Deep North, by Richard Flanagan

Review of: A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition, by Ernest Hemingway

Review of: Across the River and into the Trees, by Ernest Hemingway

Review of: Welcome to Braggsville, by T. Geronimo Johnson

Review of: Killing Commendatore, by Haruki Murakami

Review of: Men Without Women, by Haruki Murakami

Review of: South of the Border, West of the Sun, by Haruki Murakami

Review of: Hear the Wind Sing, and Pinball, 1973, by Haruki Murakami

Review of: After the Quake, by Haruki Murakami

Review of: Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami

Review of: Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami

Review of: Shosha, by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Review of: Civil War Poetry: An Anthology, edited by Paul Negri

Review of: The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara

[Note: Some books appear more than once in the index because these are associated with more than one category.] 

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