Any book suggestions or the Battle of Antietam

major bill

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I am giving some thought of going to the CivilWarTalk Muster this fall so today I drove to a fairly large used book store that has a fairly good section of Civil War books to see if I could find a book about the Battle of Antietam. If I decide to go I could study up about the battle. The bad new is that they only had one book on the battle and I already have the book. The good news is I some how found other books that intersted me. So if I drive all the way to the huge John King used book store in down town Detroit, what Battle of Antietam books should I look for? John King used book store has over one million used books to include a couple of thousand about the Civil War so they might have any you suggest.
 

major bill

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I still am not sure I want to go to the Antietam muster. Perhaps if I read a book about the battle it will encourage me to go.
 

Joshism

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I realized Sears' book is almost 40 years old. Antietam is really due for a new single-volume treatment.

I'm reluctant to read either version of Carmen's work simply because it's over a century old. How much editing did Pierro and Clemens do on their single-volume and three-volume versions?
 

Bruce Vail

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I realized Sears' book is almost 40 years old. Antietam is really due for a new single-volume treatment.

I'm reluctant to read either version of Carmen's work simply because it's over a century old. How much editing did Pierro and Clemens do on their single-volume and three-volume versions?

Clemens version is great. I can't answer "how much" editing he did, but I never had a sense the book was outdated at all.
 

Jamieva

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I realized Sears' book is almost 40 years old. Antietam is really due for a new single-volume treatment.

I'm reluctant to read either version of Carmen's work simply because it's over a century old. How much editing did Pierro and Clemens do on their single-volume and three-volume versions?
But is it? Can someone do better than what Sears did? I have my doubts
 

James N.

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I'll still recommend James V. Murfin's Gleam Of Bayonets.
 
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