What American Civil War Books Are You Planning On Buying/Reading Next?

R. Evans

Sergeant
Joined
Jan 19, 2013
Location
Salem, Ohio
Forgive me if there is a thread like this around. I did a search and couldn't find anything.:smile:

So here goes. These 3 should be here tomorrow or Saturday. Can't wait to dive in.​
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Lincoln56

Private
Joined
Jul 24, 2016
Location
Texas
Last Train from Atlanta by A. A. Hoehling. Will start discussing this book in my online book group.
Always enjoy A. A. Hoehling's "you are there" perspective in his writings. Started but not finished "Last Train", not because it wasn't interesting. Have a bad habit of putting a book down and not getting back to it for a while. Need to get back to it and finish.
 

LondonLincoln

Private
Joined
May 12, 2020
Location
London England
I would love to buy "Mr. Lincoln's Army" by Bruce Catton.

Is it difficult to read?
I wanted to buy Shelby Foote's books but his style and prose is too difficult for my English level.
Im really enjoying it love his writing style.
shiloh was a great read .
I’m a slow reader so the 200 or so pages of Shiloh was ideal for me.
The thousands in this trilogy definitely a major task for me
 

GwilymT

Sergeant Major
Joined
Aug 20, 2018
Location
Pittsburgh
I just picked up Old Abe. It's a short and easy read and it is a great fictional piece about his years in office. You experience the joy, the laughter, the sorrow, the politics (a little), the tragedy of personal loss, and of course, the war.

I highly recommend it.

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I’m going to have to check this out and thanks for the recommendation. My favorite fictional account of Abe is Gore Vidal’s Lincoln.
 

Bruce Vail

1st Lieutenant
Joined
Jul 8, 2015
Just started "Rebels in the Making: The Secession Crisis and the Birth of the Confederacy" by William Barney. He is describing the social and political climates in all the slave states and what led the 11 to secede and fight. It is very interesting so far.

I have an old copy of Barney's Crisis of Fear on my bookshelf. Think I'll dust it off and give it another look.
 
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