Lens of War: Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War
Edited by J. Matthew Gallman and Gary W. Gallagher (faculty)

Gallman and Gallagher, along with 25 more top historians and other scholars, including UVA professors Stephen Cushman and Elizabeth R. Varon, each discuss one Civil War photograph in this beautiful book of essays and images. The topics are diverse: from devastating battles to artistic aspects of images to how Civil War photography shaped historians’ thinking.

Habits of Resilience: Learning to Live Fully in the Midst of Loss
by Beryl Schewe (Darden ’83)

This is a book for people dealing with grief. Schewe, a chaplain and director of pastoral care, uses the Darden School of Business’s case study method to gently help the reader navigate overwhelming emotions. “I do not speak for God.” she writes. “All I can do is faithfully recount the stories I’ve heard of life, death, faith and resilience.”

Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery
by Margaret Ellen Newell (Grad ’86)

In this fascinating book full of first-person accounts, Newell explores the obscure world of Native American slavery in Colonial New England. She examines the ways Native American slaves were grouped together with enslaved Africans as a marginalized class of people; both groups faced what she calls an “ethnic erasure.”

Cold Feet
by Amy Fitzhenry (Law ’08)

Wry, self-aware and slightly damaged Emma, a California lawyer, experiences anxiety about her impending wedding, initiated by her mother’s indifference about the event. When Emma takes an impromptu trip with her best friend, she discovers secrets about her fiancé as well as her own mysterious parents. Her past and future unravel at once, but for the better.

Lincoln and the Immigrant
by Jason H. Silverman (Col ’74)

Abraham Lincoln lived in a time when immigration was as controversial as it is today. In the mid-19th century, nearly 5 million immigrants from Germany, Ireland, Scandinavia and Mexico entered the U.S. and faced setbacks and opposition. From a young age, Lincoln had an affinity for immigrants, and this book examines how that affinity lasted through his political career.

Simple Sabotage: A Modern Field Manual for Detecting and Rooting Out Everyday Behaviors That Undermine Your Workplace
by Robert M. Galford, Bob Frisch and Cary Greene (Col ’89)

How tactics from the OSS's Simple Sabotage Field Manual (1944), which detailed easy ways to disrupt an enemy’s mission without being detected, are still being used, often unwittingly, in the modern workplace.