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

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Benjamin F Butler: The Damnedest Yankee
Dick Nolan, Presidio, Novato CA 1991

Now I'm a Butler fan too! This man could see what needed doing and do it. If he hadn't been interfered with, the war would have gone faster, smoother, at less cost and with fewer casualties.
 

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Unlikely Warriors: General Benjamin Grierson and His Family
William H and Shirley A Leckie, U of OK Press, Norman 1984

His accomplishments during and after the war are impressive, done without much recognition. His superiors could have used his talents much more intelligently.
 

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Rugged and Sublime: The Civil War in Arkansas
ed. Mark K Christ, U of Ark Press, Fayetteville 1994

A year-by-year account of activity in Arkansas, by different writers. I wish the maps would mark every place mentioned.
 

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Advance and Retreat
J.B. Hood, Lt. Gen. CSA
Blue and Grey Press, Secaucus NJ 1985

Hood begins entertainingly, but much of the book is detailed troop movements in the Atlanta and TN campaigns, combined with a great deal of self-justification.

You may have noticed that I've been iced in for two weeks. The arctic front of 2/10-21/2021, which went clear to the Gulf, kept me from getting up the hill out of my hollow all that time.
 

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I am finally nearing the end of my 2020 book splurge. Since December I have polished off Eric Wittenberg's and Dave Powell's Tullahoma masterpiece, which led me to Lamers' timeless biography of Rosecrans (Edge of Glory) and James Ramage's sound biography of John Hunt Morgan. Thence to John Marszalek's balanced biographies of Sherman and Halleck (the latter was quite informative). Also enjoyed was General John Scales' intriguing work on the military planning of Sherman's North Georgia Campaign. Along the way, I read two alternate histories and George Orwell's Coming Up for Air, which was featured in one of the A/H's. My bedstand is down to Brian Steele Wills' recent biography of Thomas and Ben Fuller Fordney's biography of George Stoneman. When those are finished, I hope I can binge on the following:

Eric Wittenberg's et al. new book Seceding from Secession.
David Powell's new book on Chattanooga (The Impulse of Victory: Ulysses S. Grant at Chattanooga)
Stephen Davis' 2 volumes on Hood
Varney's General Grant and the Rewriting of History: How the Destruction of General William S. Rosecrans Influenced Our Understanding of the Civil War.

For domestic tranquility, I have to finish my existing stack before even thinking about acquiring the next tranche.

I have all this wonderful newfound leisure time both from COVID isolation and "cancellation" with total disgust all broadcast and internet news media and current events blogs. I never have never been on Twitter and never used Facebook. Probably TMI for this thread....
 

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I am just finishing up The Cornfield by Welker. Before that I read The Real Horse Soldiers.

I have some older books on order including Ed Bearss Brice's Crossroads, a book on George Thomas as well as the 6th Wisconsin by Dawes. They are all First Editions and I can't wait to dig in.
 

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