I will be asking for Shelby Foote's trilogy. If I am very good my wife may buy it for my birthday
Just finishing Book 1 of Foote's trilogy now. I'm hoping to make it over to Vicksburg this summer so want to start reading some books on that campaign soon. Anyone here read "Champion Hill: Decisive Battle for Vicksburg" by Timothy Smith and if so how is it?
I find these kind of almanacs to be a useful quick reference. I have The Civil War Almanac edited by John S. Bowman published in 1982 by Bison Books Corp. It is forwarded by Henry Steele Commager and includes sections on weapon of the Civil War, Naval Warfare and Biographies, in addition to a day-by-day chronology. Recommended.I picked up "the civil war day by day an almanac!" a while ago but haven't really looked at it. Is it a useful peice of literature?
Just finishing Book 1 of Foote's trilogy now. I'm hoping to make it over to Vicksburg this summer so want to start reading some books on that campaign soon.
I have the Grant and Sherman the Freindship that Won the War. I liked it. Just downloaded Reminiscences of the Civil War by General John Gordon.After working working on the road and getting some massive overtime, these are the next 3 on tap for buying/reading:
An Ohio theme for the next round of reading/buying.
Bill, I haven't got it yet, but on my short list. The Gettysburg Campaign: A Study in Command by Edwin B Coddington may be a good one. I have had several people whose opinion I trust on the subject say it is the best. Ted.I think I need a really good book on Gettysburg. I know there are about a gazillion written but I want one good modern book on the battle. I want troop movements and lots of maps without a lot of editorializing about what it all means. I want one good one. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.