From Victory to Collapse.Author Joseph Glatthaar draws on a range of sources - from letters & diaries, to war records, to a definitive data base of statistics -to rewrite the history of the Civil War's most important army. 600 pages
Recipient of the 1996 Jefferson Davis Award. Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War, by Drew Gilpin Faust. Drawing on eloquent primary sources, this work shows the upheval caused by the Civil War, the disintegration of slavery, and the disappearance of prewar prosperity in the lives of the Confederacy's elite women. (326 pages, 9.25 x 6, Paperback)
Recipient of the 1998 Jefferson Davis Book Award. Lee's Miserables: Life in the Army of Northern Virginia from the Wilderness to Appomattox, by J. Tracy Power. Exhaustively researched, and based on a wide variety of letters and diaries drawn from manuscript sources throughout the Confederate South, this book traces the cautious optimism after the Wilderness campaign, where soldiers wrote of high spirits, to the rampant despair of the spring of 1865. Covers the standard topics: morale, rations, home front, and the like.