Kevin Levin on the best Civil War writing of 2012:
Best Civil War Blog: Brooks Simpson’s Crossroads
came swinging right out of the gate when if first appeared in December
2010. It quickly established itself as one of the leaders in the Civil
War blogosphere. Brooks holds nothing back and does not suffer fools
lightly. Crossroads is incredibly entertaining, but that would
mean little if it didn’t deliver solid content. And that it does.
Brooks’s sharp wit and thoughtfulness is a lethal combination that has
entangled a host of characters over the past two years. What keeps me
coming back, however, is the chance to read and interact with one of the
brightest historians currently working in the field of Civil War
Best General History: Stephen Kantrowitz, More Than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829-1889, (The Penguin Press).
Best Overall Civil War History: Allen Guelzo, Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction,(Oxford University Press).
Best Campaign/Battle Study: Mark K. Dunkelman, Marching With Sherman: Through Georgia and the Carolinas With the 154th New York, (Louisiana State University Press).
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