Book Reviews

“This book triumphs on several levels. First, it is an inexpensive easy to use handbook. Second, it is an attractive fun book to look at and read. Third, it contains a large amount of information with the suggestion for further study.”
James Durney, Suncoast Civil War Round Table

“For generations, a thin handbook on the Civil War has served as a primer to captivate the imagination of young readers and novices of all ages, inspiring many, including myself, to become lifelong students of the conflict that engulfed our nation from 1861-1865. Updated and more comprehensive than ever, Mark Hughes’ timely release of The New Civil War Handbook will introduce yet another generation to the defining event in American history and take interest in the Civil War to a higher level as commemoration of its sesquicentennial unfolds.
Terrence J. Winschel, Chief Historian, Vicksburg National Military Park


The New Civil War Handbook is recommended for all age groups as a quick and visually appealing reference guide. It is a much-needed update of a useful classic, William Price’s The Civil War Handbook, published during the Civil War Centennial.”
Michael Russert, North Shore Round Table of Long Island