Brent Glass: What are the best new Civil War books?

Since there are more than 100 books about the Civil War that appear in bookstores and libraries each year, it is hard to read them all, let alone select the best. However, there are two outstanding monographs published in recent years that I recommend: “This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War,” by Drew Gilpin Faust and “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery,” by Eric Foner.

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