Books by Noah Andre Trudeau

SOUTHERN STORM by Noah Andre Trudeau
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Civil War enthusiasts will appreciate Trudeau's careful attention to detail, while general readers may wish for a more vivid, cut-to-the-chase version of events."
A balanced account of the famous—or infamous, depending on your sympathies—campaign that effectively ended the Civil War in the Deep South. Read full book review >
GETTYSBURG by Noah Andre Trudeau
Released: July 1, 2002

"Worthy of being shelved alongside Bruce Catton and Shelby Steele, this belongs in every Civil War buff's collection."
From Civil War specialist Trudeau (Like Men of War, 1998, etc.), a superb rendering of a signal episode in American history. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 2, 1998

"Another fine work by Trudeau, and a good companion to Glatthaar's study."
By National Public Radio producer Trudeau (Out of the Storm, 1994, etc.), another solid contribution to Civil War literature, this time about the experience of the so-called Colored Troops, who fought on the Union side. Read full book review >
Released: April 29, 1994

"Superb and important—another ground-breaking achievement in research and narration for Trudeau, covering a period not often examined in depth by Civil War historians."
National Public Radio producer Trudeau (The Last Citadel, 1991; Bloody Roads South, 1989), completing a fine trilogy of works about the Civil War, recounts the turbulent collapse of the Confederacy in the months following Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. ``General readers are so taken with the simple drama of Appomattox,'' Trudeau writes in his preface, ``that many continue to believe that the Civil War ended with that incident.'' Nothing could be farther from the truth, according to Trudeau: At the time of Lee's surrender, Confederate armies were still in the field in North Carolina, Alabama, and the trans-Mississippi, and it was far from obvious to the leaders of the North that the Confederacy would not continue to fight, even though the Richmond government had fled after the collapse of Lee's army. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"Perhaps the definitive one-volume account of the siege of Petersburg—a great achievement in mastering and interpreting vast material. (Maps and drawings.)"
A finely detailed resumption of the harrowing story of Grant's relentless drive south that brought Union armies to Cold Harbor, Virginia—a campaign whose initial stages were described so well in Trudeau's Bloody Roads South (1989). Read full book review >