Friday, March 11, 2011

Booknotes III (March '11)

New Arrivals:

1. "Boys of the Best Families in the State": Company E, 2nd Missouri Confederate Cavalry [2nd ed.] by Bob Schmidt (Camp Pope Publishing, 2011).

2. Lincoln on the Civil War: Selected Speeches (Penguin, 2011).

This is a pocketsized red cloth hardcover that reproduces Lincoln's most famous speeches [Lyceum, "House Divided", Cooper Union, 1st and 2nd Inaugural, Gettysburg Address, etc.].

3. Between Reb and Yank: A Civil War History of Northern Loudoun County, Virginia by Taylor M. Chamberlin and John M. Souders (McFarland, 2011).

Loudoun County has been a popular subject of late, with this being at least the third history to be published within the last couple years. Written by a pair of retired CIA agents, Between Reb and Yank is a massive military study of 1861-65 operations in the northern part of the county.

4. The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles by Michael B. Ballard (Univ Pr of Mississippi, 2011).

As the title states, the major battles and campaigns (e.g. Vicksburg, Iuka-Corinth, Meridian Expedition, Brice's Crossroads, Tupelo) are covered in this state military history, with an obscure raid or two thrown in for good measure.

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