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Book Reviews



We will be adding book reviews as they are submitted. Please note the following guidelines:

  1. The book must be on a topic that would make it eligible to compete for one of the MOS&B Literary Awards (listed below).
  2. The book must be available for purchase in print format. If a book is primarily available only as an e-book, then there must be some provision for purchasing a printed copy.
  3. Book reviews do not imply endorsement by the MOS&B.
  4. Book reviews are entirely separate from the MOS&B Literary Awards program. We only use the literary awards criteria as a means of specifying the subject matter of books being reviewed here.
  5. MOS&B reserves the right to refuse any review that, in our judgment, does not meet our standards.
  6. To submit a book review, please us the Contact Us link and request information about submitting a book review. You will be contacted with further information.

The Douglas Southall Freeman History Award - Southern history beginning with the colonial period to the present time.

The General Basil W. Duke Award - the re-issuance of out-of-print books that accurately present history of the War for Southern Independence.

The John Esten Cooke Fiction Award - fiction that portray characters and events dealing with the War Between the States, Confederate heritage, or Southern history in a historically accurate fashion.


Book Reviews

A Thousand Points of Truth - The History and Humanity of Col. John Singleton Mosby in Newspring, by V.P. Hughes

Key West's Civil War: 'Rather Unsafe For A Southern Man To Live Here' Bicentennial Edition, by John Bernhard Thuersam

President Jefferson Davis "The consolidation of the states into one vast republic, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of that ruin which has overwhelmed all those that have preceded it.."

- - - General Robert Edward Lee
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