What ACW Books Are You Planning On Buying/Reading Next?

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Planning on either reading Moxley Sorrel's Recollections or John Brown Gordon's Reminiscences. Working on an alt history work and unsure who I should have as a perspective character in the ANV (most of what i have working on is focused around the AoT).
I have a signed, first edition copy of Gordon's book. His book is rather interesting but you have to be very careful with Gordon, because he tends to exaggerate and distort the facts at times. But he is very entertaining. David.
 

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Haystacks of Limbs: The Siege of Petersburg, Virginia -1864-1865; The Civil War Diary of Anthony Gaveston Taylor, 39th Illinois Regiment, Company A, Volunteer Veteran Infantry by Bambi Rae Brown.
 

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Started "A Civil War Captain and His Lady - Love and Courtship and Combat, from Fort Donelson through the Vicksburg Campaign" by Gene Barr. (Member of the 17th Ill. Regiment. )
 
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If you have an interest in Civil War photography and the role that the photographers played in the war, I am currently reading a very interesting book entitled "Silent Witness - The Civil War Through Photography and Its Photographers". This book is authored by Ron Field, whom some of you may know is the senior editor of Military Images magazine.
 
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Just bought a copy of David J. Eicher's The Civil War in Books: An Analytical Bibliography. Eicher and five other famous Civil War historians select the 1,100 most important books on the war. Over 400 pages of their selections for the Civil War maven who wants to build a library. The historians working with Eicher include James M. McPherson, Gary Gallagher, "Bud" Robertson, Mark Neely and Geoffrey Ward.
 

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Just bought a copy of David J. Eicher's The Civil War in Books: An Analytical Bibliography. Eicher and five other famous Civil War historians select the 1,100 most important books on the war. Over 400 pages of their selections for the Civil War maven who wants to build a library. The historians working with Eicher include James M. McPherson, Gary Gallagher, "Bud" Robertson, Mark Neely and Geoffrey Ward.
It would take me a while to get through 1100 books. Hopefully, they will prioritize their list so that I can start at the top and work down.

Norm
 

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Just got Education in Violence: The Life of George H. Thomas and the History of the Army of the Cumberland, by Francis F. McKinney, and started it just yesterday. Although it's research reading, it's so far quite enjoyable.
 



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