Note on New Books

Jonathan A. Noyalas has seen his book Civil War Legacy in the Shenandoah published. It concerns the effort “to recover, rebuild, and reconcile” in the ruined Shenandoah Valley after the Civil War. The book is available on Amazon in both paperback ($17.26) and Kindle ($9.99).
Louis DeCaro, Jr. ‘s books Freedom’s Dawn: The Last Days of John Brown in Virginia and John Brown Speaks: Letters and Statements from Charlestown have been published by Rowman & Littlefield (; 1-800-462-6420) . The first is priced at $45.00 and the second at $60.00; however, the books can be purchased at reduced prices (Freedom’s Dawn $31.50; John Brown Speaks $42.00) until December 31, 2015 by using the Promo Code 4S15DECARO. Freedom’s Dawn examines the rise of John Brown’s legacy and John Brown Speaks is a collection of Brown’s writings after his capture at Harpers Ferry. DeCaro is viewed by some as a controversial character; his opinions on current events and his defense of Brown are reflected in his blog at