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And before 2013 ends, the #10 book Every Civil War Buff Ought To Own . . . Gore Vidal’s Lincoln: A Novel

Part of a Series: Books Every Civil War Buff Ought to Own The main reason this series has taken so long is that I knew there should be a Lincoln biography on the list. Which one, however, is a huge … Continue reading

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Book #9 in the Top Ten Books Every Civil War Fanatic Should Own

Part of a Series: Books Every Civil War Buff Ought to Own We all have a favorite battle, odd as “favorite” sounds when applied to an event wherein many folks died or were maimed. Yet, each of us has at … Continue reading

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Pick #8 in the Top Ten Books Every Civil War Fanatic Should Own

Part of a Series: Books Every Civil War Buff Ought to Own I began this series almost a year ago–what a difference a year makes! My Master’s program at American Public University is marching forward, slowly but surely, and the … Continue reading

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Pick #7 in the Top Ten: Your Choice of a Diary, Journal, Or Collection of Letters, by a real enlisted soldier, Yank or Reb

Part of a Series: Books Every Civil War Buff Ought to Own Every bookshelf should contain some sort of diary or collection of letters, memoirs, etc. from one person who served in the Civil War. I would recommend a volume … Continue reading

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Pick #6 in the Top Ten: The Life of Billy Yank & The Life Of Johnny Reb by Bell I. Wiley

Part of a Series: Books Every Civil War Buff Ought to Own No Civil War bookshelf is complete without at least one (preferably both!) of these: The Life of Johnny Reb and The Life of Billy Yank. For anyone who … Continue reading

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Pick #5 In the Top Ten: Mary Chesnut’s Civil War/Diary from Dixie, edited by C. Vann Woodward/ Isabella D. Martin and Myrta Lockett Avary.

Part of a Series: Books Every Civil War Buff Ought to Own There is absolutely no doubt that this book, whichever version you choose, should be on every Civil War bookshelf. It is Gone With the Wind writ true, and … Continue reading

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Pick #4 on my Top 10 List: Mr. Lincoln’s Camera Man: Mathew B. Brady by Roy Meredith.

Part of a Series: Books Every Civil War Buff Ought to Own The last time I visited my mother, I looked in vain for my father’s copy of Mathew Brady’s photographs. I know they were in a book with a … Continue reading

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Pick #3 in my Top 10 List: A set of maps

Part of a Series: Books Every Civil War Buff Ought to Own The third book, or books, every Civil War buff needs on the bookshelf is a good set of maps. These are invaluable–nothing less. They give form to the … Continue reading

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Pick #2 on My Top Ten List–Reveille In Washington 1860-1865, by Margaret Leech

Part of a Series: Books Every Civil War Buff Ought to Own Pick number two in my Top 10 List: Reveille In Washington 1860-1865. Many books about the Civil War have been written, and many are good, but one that … Continue reading

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Pick #1 on My Top Ten List–The Army of the Potomac, a Three-Volume set by Bruce Catton.

Part of a Series: Books Every Civil War Buff Ought to Own My #1 pick for Civil War books we should all have on our bookshelves is Bruce Catton’s trilogy The Army of the Potomac. This classic, first published in … Continue reading

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