Skip to comments.US Civil War reading Recommendations?
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?
Did you read Shelby Foote’s? I really liked it.
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.
“Stonewall Jackson,” by James Robertson. The author autographed a book to my son, Thomas Jackson, on his first birthday. He is now 20.
Agreed on Shelby Foote. His three volumn set is as good as it gets.
“Shrouds of Glory” by Winston Groom
Spend the next ten years with the Civil War Discussion Thread as it happens. The previously scheduled World War II discussion was unbelievable.
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.
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.
Battle Cry of Freedom by McPherson
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?”
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!
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.
The next Civil War will make that one look like a picnic.
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