Curt Anders Books is proud to announce the release of
POWERLUST
Radicalism in the Civil War Era 1850 -– 1875


"We the people of the United States… do not really like each other very much.”
So begins Curt Anders latest book which delves into the events, motives and consequences of Radicalism among President Lincoln’s closest advisors and influential politicals during the pre- and post-Civilo War era.

Curt Anders' previous books include:

  • Injustice on Trial: Second Bull Run, General Fitz John Porter's Court-Martial, and the Schofield Board Investigation that Restored His Good Name [2002]**
  • Henry Halleck's War: A Fresh Look at Lincoln's Controversial General-in-Chief [1999]**
  • Disaster in Damp Sand: The Red River Expedition [1997]**
  • Hearts in Conflict: A One-Volume History of the Civil War [1994]
  • Fighting Generals [1965]
  • Fighting Airmen [1966]
  • Fighting Confederates [1968]
  • The Price of Courage: A Korean War Novel [1957]**
** Currently available for purchase 

As a student of the Civil War Era for most of his adult life, Mr. Anders encountered in book after book the Radical Republicans and the troubles they caused, most often references to their malignant influence of brief profiles of the most prominent Radicals. But never did he find anything that traced the emergence, the effects, and the excesses of Radicalism.


Mr. Anders wrote Powerlust in hopes of beginning to fill that dangerous void.


While working on Powerlust, he said, "I was mindful not only of the tragic deprivation recent generations have suffered because of education commissars' removal from our curricula of American history - but also of George Santayana's powerful warning that those who do not remember the past are doomed to relive it."
- CA.

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Curt Anders authored several books on military and political history focusing on the American Civil War.


His last book POWERLUST RADICALISM IN THE CIVIL WAR ERA 1850 - 1875, is now available on this web site.

Curt Anders passed away in 2010. He was a native Texan, a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and held a master's degree from Columbia University.

He was an infantry rifle commander during the first year of the Korean War.