Question of the Week: 7/11-7/17/22

It’s been a while since we’ve looked at the book stacks…

What Civil War books are you reading this summer?

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31 Responses to Question of the Week: 7/11-7/17/22

  1. Mike Maxwell says:

    Inspired by Chris Heisey’s recent “Monocacy” report I tracked down a copy of Glenn Worthington’s “Fighting for Time: the Battle that Saved Washington” at HathiTrust…

  2. Ted Romans says:

    I am currently reading two Civil War related books: Lee’s Lieutenants by Douglas Southall Freeman and The Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

  3. Jim says:

    Just finished reading a biography of Mississippi’s wartime governor John Jones Pettus

  4. Summer reading has been busy. I’ve read From Arlington to Appomattox: Robert E. Lee’s Civil War Day by Day by Charles R. Knight, Lincoln’s Informer; Charles A. Dana and the Inside Story of the Union Army by Carl J. Guarneri, Bull Run to Bull Run or Four Years in the Army of Northern Virginia by George Baylor, Robert E. Lee by Allen C. Guelzo and currently reading Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy by Earl J. Hess.

  5. Chris Kolakowski says:

    I’m reading three things related to family history and various projects I’m working on:

    – Margaret Hobson’s detailed history of the 44th Indiana

    – Nothing But Victory by Woodworth

    – Borderland Knight by Stickles

  6. Terry Rensel says:

    I’m reading Mark Dunkelnan’s Brothers One and All and The Hardtack Regiment.

  7. Andy Papen says:

    Just started Tim Smith’s Early Struggles for Vicksburg.

  8. Joe Truglio says:

    Dreams of Victory by Sean Chick

  9. nygiant1952 says:

    I have a few reading assignments. I am starting a project of reading books by authors who also participate here on Emerging Civil War.

    1. The Liberation of Pointe du Hoc, by JoAnna McDonald. This book is said to be the best book on the Rangers and how they secured this vital position.

    2. Lee Invades the North: A Comparison of the Antietam and Gettysburg Campaigns by Bradley Gottfried.

    3.A study of Military Geography. I am using the curriculum of the West Point course on Military Geography, offered to seniors at the Military Academy. Many books and a few articles.

  10. Alex Brant says:

    William Marvel: Lee’s Last Retreat; The Flight to Appomattox

    M. Chris Bryan: Cedar Mountain to Antietam; A Civil War Campaign History of the Union XII Corps, July-September 1862

    Steven R. Stotelmyer: Too Useful to Sacrifice; Reconsidering George B. McClellan’s Generalship in the Maryland Campaign from South Mountain to Antietam

    Chris Mackowski and Dan Welch, Ed’s., The Summer of ‘63; Gettysburg; Favorite Stories and Fresh Perspectives from the Historians at Emerging Civil War

    Larry J. Daniel, Cannoneers in Gray: The Field Artillery of the Army of Tennessee (Revised Edition)

    Ron Chernow: Grant (Unabridged Audiobook)

    Charles R. Knight, From Arlington to Appomattox: Robert E. Lee’s Civil War Day by Day 1861-1865

    Currently reading: Kenneth W. Noe, The Howling Storm: Weather, Climate, and the American Civil War.

  11. Alex says:

    Lee Invades the North: A Comparison of the Antietam and Gettysburg Campaigns

    Defending the Arteries of Rebellion: Confederate Naval Operations in the Mississippi River Valley, 1861-1865

  12. billhenck says:

    The Day Dixie Died, by Gary Ecelbarger

  13. Dan Weinfeld says:

    Read David Blight’s Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom; Jeffrey W. Hunt: Meade and Lee After Gettysburg July 14-31; Allen Guelzo’s Robert E. Lee: A Life. Reading; Elizabeth Leonard’s Benjamin F. Butler: A Noisy Fearless Life.

  14. David Walden says:

    Mastering America by Robert Bonner; The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee by John Reeves; The Howling Storm by Kenneth Noe; Day by Day Through the Civil War in Georgia by Michael Shaffer; 37th Virginia Infantry by Thomas Rankin

  15. Tom Labayewski says:

    James Longstreet and the American Civil War followed by The Great What If’s of the American Civil War. Just finished rereading Hess’s Pickets Charge.

  16. Cecily Nelson Zander says:

    Not a Civil War book but I have been reading Willa Cather’s O Pioneers! for the first time; and am working on Choctaw Confederates for an ECW review!

  17. Bruce K says:

    “End of War” by Caroline Janney

  18. Vickie Burns says:

    Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy
    Soldiers at the Doorstep Civil War Lore
    Dear Old Ellwood
    The Dark Close Wood The Wilderness

  19. Juan says:

    Longstrret at Gettysburg: A Critical Reassessment by Cory M Pfarr
    Robert E. Lee: A Life by Allen C. Guelzo
    Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause by Ty Seidule

  20. Patrick Kelly-Fischer says:

    Next up for me are The Birth of Colorado: A Civil War Perspective by Duane Smith, and A Confederate in the Colorado Gold Fields by Daniel Conner.

    (I’ll give you three guesses which state I live in…)

  21. mark harnitchek says:

    rereading the Catton trilogies on the Army of the Potomac and his Centennial History of the Civil War … his three volumes on U.S. Grant are also good reads.

  22. grandadpookers says:

    The Union Cavalry Comes of Age: Hartwood Church to Brandy Station, 1863 by Eric J Wittenberg

  23. John B. Sinclair says:

    The Great Partnership, Christian Keller.
    Chancellorsville, Stephen Sears.
    Chancellorsville’s Forgotten Front, Chris Mackowski and Kris White.

  24. Lyle Smith says:

    Confederate Conscription and the Struggle for Southern Soldiers by John M. Sacher. Must read for everyone. About finished with it.

    Re-reading Tim Smith’s Siege of Vicksburg books more carefully now after visiting Vicksburg this past month. His mention of Mississippi militia Lt. Colonel Edward Fontaine led me to an internet search about him and the state of Mississippi and Vicksburg NMP have some of his letters from 1861 and 1862 transcribed. Read those too.

  25. Tim says:

    With a number of other reads, I’m trying to make this the summer of soldiers’ letter collections. Currently reading Irby Scott’s collection (12th GA) edited by Johnnie Pearson, UT Press, 2010.

  26. Sir Bindon Blood says:

    Finished Pulitzer Prize finalist The Three Cornered War by Megan Kate Nelson. Currently reading Fitzgerald Ross’s Cities and Camps of the Confederate States

  27. Sir Bindon Blood says:

    also just finished the informative To The Manner Born: A Life of General William H. T. Walker – who wouldn’t want to spend time with “Old Shotpouch”, whose gg-granddaughter lives down the street from me?

  28. Brian Swartz says:

    Hymns of the Republic by Gwynne, Robert E. Lee: A Life by Guelzo, Ends of War by Janney, and Grant vs. Lee

  29. Katy Berman says:

    Some new ones: “Confederate Tide Rising: Robert E. Lee and the Making of Southern Strategy, 1861-62,” “Caught in the Maelstrom: The Indian Nations in the Civil War,” and an old favorite,”The Life of Billy Yank.” Johnny Reb was a great read. Just finished “Lincoln Takes Command: The Campaign to Take Norfolk and the Destruction of the CSS Virginia” enlarged the story of the ironclads development and threat, and is highly recommended.

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