- "Connecticut in the American Civil War: Slavery, Sacrifice, and Survival," by Matt Warshauer, published in 2011 by the Wesleyan University Press;
- "Hidden History of Connecticut," by Wilson Faude, published in 2010 by The History Press;
- "William Gillette, America's Sherlock Holmes, by Henry Zecher, published in 2011 by Xlibris;
- "Remembering the Old Neighborhood: Stories from Hartford's North End," edited by Joan Walden, published in 2009 by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford; and
- "Puritan Parker: Historical Narrative of Sergeant William Parker, One of the Founders of Hartford, Connecticut and a Veteran of the Pequot Indian War of 1637," by Bernard S. Parker, published in 2011 by CreateSpace.
- "Crowbar Governor: The Life and Times of Morgan Gardner Bulkeley," by Kevin Murphy, published in 2011 by Wesleyan University Press.
If you know of any other books concerning city history that came out in the past year but haven’t appeared on the Books page yet, let me know.