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US Civil War reading Recommendations?
Free Republic ^ | 11/23/2016 | Loud Mime

Posted on 11/23/2016 6:01:04 PM PST by Loud Mime

I am studying our Civil War; anybody have any recommendations for reading?


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KEYWORDS: bookreview; books; civilwar; dixie; freeperbookclub; readinglist; ushistory
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1 posted on 11/23/2016 6:01:04 PM PST by Loud Mime
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To: LS

Ping.


2 posted on 11/23/2016 6:02:16 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Loud Mime

Did you read Shelby Foote’s? I really liked it.


3 posted on 11/23/2016 6:02:19 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: Loud Mime
A Constitutional View of the Late War Between the States by Alexander H. Stephens.
4 posted on 11/23/2016 6:03:16 PM PST by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Loud Mime

Wikipedia


5 posted on 11/23/2016 6:03:52 PM PST by pissant ((Deport 'em all))
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To: Loud Mime
This one.

https://books.google.com/books?id=rUcWAAAAYAAJ&pg

If you want to know the true cause of the civil war, look no further than this text on the economic differences between the North and South.

6 posted on 11/23/2016 6:04:37 PM PST by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: Loud Mime

“Stonewall Jackson,” by James Robertson. The author autographed a book to my son, Thomas Jackson, on his first birthday. He is now 20.


7 posted on 11/23/2016 6:05:00 PM PST by Tax-chick ("You don't get to be an old drunk by doing stupid things with guns."~Harmless Teddy Bear)
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To: Loud Mime

“Andersonville”——Kantor

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8 posted on 11/23/2016 6:05:08 PM PST by Mears
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To: Loud Mime

“Killer Angels”


9 posted on 11/23/2016 6:05:20 PM PST by Liberty Ship ("Lord, make me fast and accurate.")
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https://www.amazon.com/Politically-Incorrect-Guide-Civil-Guides/dp/1596985496


10 posted on 11/23/2016 6:05:32 PM PST by Salamander (The day is okay, and the sun can be fun, but I live to see those rays slip away...)
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Agreed on Shelby Foote. His three volumn set is as good as it gets.


11 posted on 11/23/2016 6:06:21 PM PST by hardspunned
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To: Loud Mime

“Shrouds of Glory” by Winston Groom


12 posted on 11/23/2016 6:06:51 PM PST by Liberty Ship ("Lord, make me fast and accurate.")
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3487558/posts

Spend the next ten years with the Civil War Discussion Thread as it happens. The previously scheduled World War II discussion was unbelievable.


13 posted on 11/23/2016 6:07:08 PM PST by Tax-chick ("You don't get to be an old drunk by doing stupid things with guns."~Harmless Teddy Bear)
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To: Loud Mime

For an idea of what led to war, Thomas Fleming’s ‘A Disease in the Public Mind’

For an overview of the war, Shelby Foote’s trilogy ‘The Civil War: A Narrative’ and Bruce Catton’s Army of the Potomac trilogy.


14 posted on 11/23/2016 6:07:56 PM PST by Pelham (the refusal to Deport is defacto Amnesty)
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I have read a couple books on the letters exchanged by Civil War Soldiers. That was quite informative. There are a lot of books on peoples opinions of what everything was about but I like to make up my own opinion. Read up on units relatives served in. My Third Great Grandfather was an orphan and got separated form his brother. They found each other during the Civil War. Find the personal touches.


15 posted on 11/23/2016 6:07:56 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Loud Mime

Battle Cry of Freedom by McPherson


16 posted on 11/23/2016 6:08:34 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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Asked Of Abraham Lincoln...
“Why not let the South go in peace?”

Response Of Abraham Lincoln...
“I can’t let them go. Who would pay for the government?”

http://www.rulen.com/partisan/quotes.htm


17 posted on 11/23/2016 6:09:32 PM PST by Liberty Ship ("Lord, make me fast and accurate.")
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If you want a great generalist introduction to the Civil War and don’t want some silly propagandist nonsense like “Southern Wealth Northern Profits” check out “The Civil War” by Geoffrey C. Ward.

I bought mine @ amazon for about $10 - well worth it!


18 posted on 11/23/2016 6:09:45 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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I have a collection of several volumes of civil war photographs published in the teens some time. I am looking to unload them cheap to someone that would love them. Private message me if interested.


19 posted on 11/23/2016 6:09:53 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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The next Civil War will make that one look like a picnic.


20 posted on 11/23/2016 6:10:01 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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