Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Hope you all have a great Holiday. On to 2011, right?

You might not hear from me for a short while, maybe a month. I've added another Blog site to Blogger. What I thought would be simple for me is now looking like a commitment of time I don't have. you know what I mean?
Anyway, enough of my complaining.

BTW, I haven't totally figured out the spam guard at Blogger. So, if you've replied to my blog and i have't replied, it's just that i haven't had the 10 hours free to figure it out.

Best Wishes,
Chris

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My US Civil War Reading List

Well, I'll take a break now from Will's Civil War narrative, and suggest some reading, some books about the War, its soldiers and the people of both camps. This is not light Holiday reading to be sure. Perhaps make it a New Year's resolution to read a couple of them this coming year.
So here goes...



Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War, Civil War Poems, Herman Melville.



Jefferson Davis's Generals, Gabor S. Boritt, Ed.


Confederates in the Attic, Tony Horwitz.


Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, E.B. Long, Ed.


Sword Over Richand, Richard Wheeler.


The Civil War, Witness to War, Harold Holzer.


Tennessee's Civil War Battlefields, Randy Bishop.


The Civil War Battlefield Guide, Frances H. Kennedy, Ed.


The Timechart History of the Civil War, James Arnold & Roberta Wiener, Eds.


The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War, H.W. Crocker III.


The Civil War, Shelby Foote.


So go forth and read! And tell me what your favorite US Civil War book is.

Chris