In pulling together the raw data for Civil War Book News this year, I noticed a couple of striking anomalies.
First, November Irish madness. The following titles are slated for release in November. What were the odds?
The Harp and the Eagle: Irish Volunteers and the Union Army 1861-1865 (New York University Press)
God Help the Irish!: The History of the Irish Brigade (State House Press)
Irish Confederates: The Civil War's Forgotten Soldiers (State House Press)
Second, Confederate women on parade. The number of these titles is trending upwards annually:
Confederate Heroines: 120 Southern Women Convicted by Union Military Justice (Oct.)
The Widow of the South (Sep.)
First Lady of the Confederacy: Varina Davis's Civil War ( (Sep.)
Blood and Irony: Southern White Women's Narratives of the Civil War, 1861-1937 (Aug.)
Wild Rose: Rose O'Neale Greenhow, Civil War Spy (May)
Confederate Girl's Diary (May)
Defining Moments in the Lives of Mary Todd Lincoln and Varina Howell Davis (April
North Carolina Women of the Confederacy (Mar.)