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Civil War Stories: Non Fiction
Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 3:30 pm
From Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winner, T.J. Stiles comes Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, a new biography of General George Armstrong Custer that radically changes our view of the man and his turbulent times. Karen Abbott, the “pioneer of sizzle history,” according to USA Today, tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War, in Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War. In Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer. James Swanson brings to life the thrilling manhunt touched off by John Wilkes Booth’s assassination of President Lincoln, which would lead Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from the just-ended Civil War, watched in horror and sadness. Award-winning author Martha Hodes’s latest work of nonfiction, Mourning Lincoln, a 2015 National Book Award Longlist selection in Nonfiction, captures the full range of reactions to the president’s assassination—far more diverse than public expressions would suggest—telling a story of shock, glee, sorrow, anger, blame, and fear.