Advance praise for 1863: The Rebirth of a Nation:
"The year 1863 was the hinge of fate not only for the outcome of the Civil War, but indeed for the destiny of America. Starting in the gloom of defeat forth Union cause and prospect of victory of the Confederacy, this Year of Jubilee for slaves freed by the Emancipation Proclamation was punctuated by historic Northern victories at Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga, and ended in and ended in an apparent reversal of fortunes for North and South. Joseph Stevens’s vigorous prose captures the drama and significance of this year of decision in a stunning and important book."
–James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom
"1863: The Rebirth of a Nation portrays the remarkable events of that pivotal year in a style that is accurate, readable and rich in human interest. I have read a good deal about the Battle of Gettysburg, but Joseph Stevens kept me riveted with his new treatment of old stories."
–John S.D. Eisenhower, author of Agent of Destiny: The Life and Times of General Winfield Scott
"An energetic, gripping popular history from which readers will gain a panoramic view of this historical turning point."
"A highly accessible chronicling of the Civil War’s pivotal year."