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Old October 6th, 2012, 07:57 PM   #21

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For my fellow admirers of Mr. U.S. Grant:

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Grant-Jean-Edward-Smith/dp/0684849275/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1349581748&sr=8-4&keywords=ulysses+grant"]Grant: Jean Edward Smith: 9780684849270: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QA1cRQHbL.@@AMEPARAM@@51QA1cRQHbL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Grant-Twain-Friendship-Changed-America/dp/0679642730/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349581804&sr=1-1&keywords=grant+and+twain"]Grant and Twain: The Story of a Friendship That Changed America: Mark Perry: 9780679642732: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41gkhUczmjL.@@AMEPARAM@@41gkhUczmjL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Let-Have-Peace-Reconstruction-1861-1868/dp/0807819662/ref=pd_sim_b_6"]Let Us Have Peace: Ulysses S. Grant and the Politics of War and Reconstruction,1861-1868: Brooks D. Simpson: 9780807819661: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51C9GTTF3NL.@@AMEPARAM@@51C9GTTF3NL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/ULYSSES-S-GRANT-Commanders-Focus/dp/1857533593/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349581949&sr=1-1&keywords=grant+murphy+commanders+in+focus"]ULYSSES S GRANT (Commanders in Focus): Brian Murphy: 0978185753359: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PV80E81XL.@@AMEPARAM@@51PV80E81XL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/When-General-Grant-Expelled-Jews/dp/0805242791/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349582005&sr=1-1&keywords=grant+and+the+jews"]When General Grant Expelled the Jews: Jonathan D. Sarna: 9780805242799: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51miH4%2BmZ6L.@@AMEPARAM@@51miH4%2BmZ6L[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Ulysses-S-Grant-President-Paperbacks/dp/037575220X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349582126&sr=1-1&keywords=grant+perret"]Ulysses S. Grant: Soldier & President (Modern Library Paperbacks): Geoffrey Perret: 9780375752209: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5191MHBV8QL.@@AMEPARAM@@5191MHBV8QL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Grant-Sherman-Friendship-That-Civil/dp/B004KAB4FG/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y"]Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War: Charles Bracelen Flood: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cQFHa7h9L.@@AMEPARAM@@51cQFHa7h9L[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Grants-Final-Victory-Ulysses-Heroic/dp/0306820285/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349582024&sr=1-1&keywords=grant+heroic+last+year"]Grant's Final Victory: Ulysses S. Grant's Heroic Last Year: Charles Bracelen Flood: 9780306820281: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513OYHmIEUL.@@AMEPARAM@@513OYHmIEUL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Personal-Memoirs-Penguin-Classics-Ulysses/dp/0140437010/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349582184&sr=1-1&keywords=penguin+classics+grant+memoirs"]Personal Memoirs (Penguin Classics): Ulysses S. Grant: 9780140437010: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41cszqj0kFL.@@AMEPARAM@@41cszqj0kFL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Personal-Memoirs-Julia-Grant-Ulysses/dp/039911386X/ref=pd_sim_b_7"]The Personal Memoirs of Julia Dent Grant (Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant): Julia Dent Grant: 9780399113864: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61%2B2lWQMOBL.@@AMEPARAM@@61%2B2lWQMOBL[/ame]
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Old January 19th, 2013, 04:31 PM   #22

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For the last phase of the War...

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Desperate-Engagement-Little-Known-Washington-American/dp/0312382235/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358645357&sr=8-1&keywords=desperate+engagement"]Desperate Engagement: How a Little-Known Civil War Battle Saved Washington, D.C., and Changed American History: Marc Leepson: 9780312382230: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51krtTD5SdL.@@AMEPARAM@@51krtTD5SdL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/No-Quarter-Battle-Crater-1864/dp/B005UVXI2Q/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1358645397&sr=1-5&keywords=no+quarter"]No Quarter: The Battle of the Crater, 1864: Richard Slotkin: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51wmO-BP-SL.@@AMEPARAM@@51wmO-BP-SL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Southern-Storm-Shermans-March-Sea/dp/0060598689/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1358645421&sr=1-2&keywords=southern+storm"]Amazon.com: Southern Storm: Sherman's March to the Sea (9780060598686): Noah Andre Trudeau: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51mMlOzpUOL.@@AMEPARAM@@51mMlOzpUOL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Dahlgren-Affair-Terror-Conspiracy-Civil/dp/0393319865/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1358645462&sr=1-1&keywords=dahlgren+affair"]The Dahlgren Affair: Terror and Conspiracy in the Civil War: Duane Schultz: 9780393319866: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51fPV0JYewL.@@AMEPARAM@@51fPV0JYewL[/ame]
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Gordon Rhea's classic series on the Overland Campaign:

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Battle-Wilderness-May-5-6-1864/dp/0807130214/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1358645771&sr=1-1&keywords=gordon+rhea"]The Battle of the Wilderness May 5-6, 1864: Gordon C. Rhea: 9780807130216: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513IyPPfNmL.@@AMEPARAM@@513IyPPfNmL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Battles-Spotsylvania-Court-Yellow-Tavern/dp/0807130672/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y"]The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern, May 7-12, 1864: Gordon C. Rhea: 9780807130674: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518HADXDH6L.@@AMEPARAM@@518HADXDH6L[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/To-North-Anna-River-Frances/dp/0807131113/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_z"]Amazon.com: To the North Anna River: Grant and Lee, May 13-25, 1864 (Jules and Frances Landry Award Series) (9780807131114): Gordon C. Rhea: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51N015JBCRL.@@AMEPARAM@@51N015JBCRL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Harbor-Grant-26-June-1864/dp/0807132446/ref=pd_sim_b_1"]Cold Harbor: Grant and Lee, May 26-June 3, 1864: Gordon C. Rhea: 9780807132449: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41HBqO3JRHL.@@AMEPARAM@@41HBqO3JRHL[/ame]
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Some more of Rhea's commentary on Grant's war in Virginia can be found in these two collections of essays:

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Wilderness-Campaign-Military-Campaigns-Civil/dp/0807857858/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1358645870&sr=1-2&keywords=wilderness+campaign"]The Wilderness Campaign (Military Campaigns of the Civil War): Gary W. (ed.) Gallagher: 9780807857854: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51LxG1UIb0L.@@AMEPARAM@@51LxG1UIb0L[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Spotsylvania-Campaign-Military-Campaigns-Civil/dp/080787132X/ref=pd_sim_b_1"]The Spotsylvania Campaign (Military Campaigns of the Civil War): Gary W. Gallagher: 9780807871324: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OUo1fEAzL.@@AMEPARAM@@51OUo1fEAzL[/ame]
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This thread is a goldmine for someone like me, who lives in a country where there aren't really books on the American Civil War in bookstores... Since i'm dependent on ordering them, I've added this in favourites

A nice book I've read on the ACW, which is great for people who are beginning to read about it, is the book by John Keegan. It focuses 99% on the military side of the war.

[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/American-Civil-War-Military-History/dp/0712616101"]The American Civil War: A Military History: Amazon.co.uk: John Keegan: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518mwsS-xnL.@@AMEPARAM@@518mwsS-xnL[/ame]

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a boatload of books to order at Waterstone's
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I plan to post in it more often, V, glad you're enjoying it

Keegan's book on the Civil War does get mixed reviews, but overall I think its worth reading; its a very snappy and crisply-written work.
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Irish, German, and Scandinavian immigrants made a huge contribution to Federal manpower; here are a couple of works on the topic. Burton's work is very concise and deeply-researched; be warned, its not light reading. Bilby's focuses more on the combat experiences and the camp life of New York's famous Irish Brigade.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Melting-Pot-Soldiers-Ethnic-Regiments/dp/0823218287/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1358732971&sr=1-1&keywords=melting+pot+soldiers"]Melting Pot Soldiers: The Union Ethnic Regiments (North's Civil War): William L. Burton: 9780823218288: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41eVIY3koPL.@@AMEPARAM@@41eVIY3koPL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Irish-Brigade-Civil-War-Regiments/dp/0938289977/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1358733005&sr=1-1&keywords=irish+brigade+in+the+civil+war"]The Irish Brigade In The Civil War: The 69th New York and Other Irish Regiments of The Army Of The Potomac: Joseph G. Bilby: 9780938289975: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XPlFPLunL.@@AMEPARAM@@51XPlFPLunL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Greatest-Brigade-Cleared-Victory-American/dp/B007PM07ZY/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1358733005&sr=1-9&keywords=irish+brigade+in+the+civil+war"]The Greatest Brigade: How the Irish Brigade Cleared the Way to Victory in the American Civil War: Thomas J. Craughwell: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cKRzfacdL.@@AMEPARAM@@51cKRzfacdL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/New-Yorks-Fighting-Sixty-Ninth-Regimental/dp/0786461047/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1358733005&sr=1-10&keywords=irish+brigade+in+the+civil+war"]New York's Fighting Sixty-Ninth: A Regimental History of Service in the Civil War's Irish Brigade and the Great War's Rainbow Division: John Mahon: 9780786461042: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51wYvQpEVhL.@@AMEPARAM@@51wYvQpEVhL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/My-Life-Irish-Brigade-Pennsylvania/dp/0306813238/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1358733005&sr=1-5&keywords=irish+brigade+in+the+civil+war"]My Life In The Irish Brigade: The Civil War Memoirs Of Private William Mccarter, 116th Pennsylvania Infantry: William McCarter, Kevin E. O'Brien: 9780306813238: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51O7%2BsRoRIL.@@AMEPARAM@@51O7%2BsRoRIL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Memoirs-Chaplain-Life-Brigage-Potomac/dp/0823212513/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1358733005&sr=1-4&keywords=irish+brigade+in+the+civil+war"]Memoirs of Chaplain Life: 3 Years in the Irish Brigage with the Army of the Potomac (Irish in the Civil War): Lawrence Kohl: 9780823212514: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51dwL4U-MDL.@@AMEPARAM@@51dwL4U-MDL[/ame]
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Here is one I just finished and I thought it very interesting. It mostly measures the war in terms of race and class antagonisms. Its main point on slaves, that they were liberating themselves before the Emancipation Proclamation, I've read plenty of times before, so blew through it rather quickly. Since I started reading on the war several years ago, I've found tensions between common civilians and their governments, North & South, one of the most interesting aspects of the war. David Williams lays it out right here.

Overall, I can't say Williams said anything untrue; all of what he says actually happened. But, I think its very hard to measure the degree to which this is correct. A previous Williams' book I read (on the war in the Chattahoochee Valley) has Williams thoroughly in the "Loss of Will" camp (that the South lost not militarily to the North, but lost because they quit fighting because of disgust with the Davis government). But I'm not convinced that issues like the 20 Slave Law disheartened most Southerners. (I tend to lean more towards Gary Gallagher's position of overall Southern commitment in his book The Confederate War.

But it certainly did disenchanted some; just as Lincoln had plenty of Copperheads to deal with. If Williams is inflating class tensions, both North and South, he certainly isn't inventing it. So I think this is an excellent book to read. Like all other C.W. books, it has to be measured against those that downplay class dissentions. How do you actually measure class dissent in the Civil War? I haven't figured that out yet. But, that it was there is undoubted, and Williams' book captures it very well.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Peoples-History-Civil-War-Struggles/dp/1595581251/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1358750075&sr=1-1&keywords=peoples+history+of+the+civil+war"]A People's History of the Civil War: Struggles for the Meaning of Freedom (New Press People's History): David Williams, Howard Zinn: 9780739474709: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51pR6-b3lqL.@@AMEPARAM@@51pR6-b3lqL[/ame]
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For those interested in the role of the press during the Civil War:

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Fighting-Words-Illustrated-Newspaper-Accounts/dp/1595581413/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1358909346&sr=8-12&keywords=fighting+words"]Fighting Words: An Illustrated History of Newspaper Accounts of the Civil War: Andrew S. Coopersmith: 9781595581419: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ItbnSQZjL.@@AMEPARAM@@51ItbnSQZjL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Bohemian-Brigade-Civil-Correspondents--Mostly-Sometimes/dp/0471416983/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1358909366&sr=1-1&keywords=bohemian+brigade"]A Bohemian Brigade: The Civil War Correspondents--Mostly Rough, Sometimes Ready: James M. Perry: 9780471416982: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5146hiyw8QL.@@AMEPARAM@@5146hiyw8QL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/WAR-NEWS-Black-White-Newspapers/dp/1453617027/ref=pd_sim_b_2"]Amazon.com: WAR NEWS: Blue & Gray in Black & White: Newspapers in the Civil War (9781453617021): Brayton Harris: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514%2BUt6ALKL.@@AMEPARAM@@514%2BUt6ALKL[/ame]
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