Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Booknotes (June 08)

June book list:

The Maryland Campaign of September 1862: Ezra A. Carman's Definitive Study of the Union and Confederate Armies at Antietam ed. by Joseph Pierro (Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group, 2008). This book's arrival was a pleasant surprise.

The Stone's River Campaign: 26 December 1862 - 5 January 1863 by Lanny K. Smith (Author, 2008). The first of a two-volume set. Follow the above link for a brief profile of the book. I also posted some notes earlier [here].

The Union vs. Dr. Mudd (Expanded Edition) by Hal Higdon (Univ. Press of Florida, 2008). This 44-year old history of Mudd's trial and imprisonment has been treated to a paperback reprint sporting a new introduction and conclusion.

Battle: The Nature and Consequences of Civil War Combat ed. by Kent Gramm (Univ. of Alabama Press, 2008). See comments here.

One Continuous Fight: The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, July 4-14, 1863 by Eric J. Wittenberg, J. David Petruzzi, & Michael F. Nugent (Savas Beatie, 2008). A big fan of Brown's Gettysburg retreat book and its satisfying dual military-logistics focus, I'll be interested in seeing what the guys come up with here concentrating on the military front.

Eighteen Minutes: The Battle of San Jacinto and the Texas Independence Campaign by Stephen L. Moore (Republic of Texas Press - Rowman & Littlefield, 2004). I don't think I've ever seen a military microhistory quite like this for any battle of the Texas war for independence or U.S.-Mexican War. It's too bad no domestic hardcover edition is available.

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