Reading through the contributions to the Fall 2022 issue of the Civil War Book Review, one notices unifying themes among the diverse books our contributors evaluate. The books explore and share subjects and themes including secession, emotions, Confederate widows and wives, extra-legal violence, and formal and informal politics. Though not all reviewed books share common themes, other subjects—maroons in the Great Dismal Swamp, a regimental history, and Civil War era libations—equally enrich our understanding of the Civil War era.