Four times a year in Prologue magazine, we feature an interview with an author who has written a book that draws on the holdings of the National Archives.
So, far I have learned about the naval aspect of the Civil War and the unexpected connection that Fort Wool has with several Presidents. Our summer issue will feature this book about the Civil War–era correspondence between Walt Whitman, his soldier brother, and their family.
Now I need to read something for the fall issue. Has anyone read something good recently that features our documents?
I confess—I’d like to read something that doesn’t focus on the Civil War or the military. I’m also interested in learning about the rest of the country—please help me find something that isn’t based in the East Coast.
Of course—I’m happy to take all suggestions if it was a good book! Please leave the title—and maybe why you liked it—in the comments.