The ones browner mentioned are all good. You'd think one book would be enough. Sure, you'll learn about the battle, but each has differences and a different way to look at it. Get at least the first three if not all four.
The Cunningham book is probably the best, but it's not so much fun to read as Sword's. Or Daniels'. McDonough's might be more scholarly than Sword's and Daniels', but it's fairly dry as well.
Recommendation. Sword or Daniels first; then Cunningham. Everything else is seasoning the meatloaf.
I have yet to finish the Cunningham book....it's been in my "to finish" pile for a couple of years...just wasn't what I was in the mood for at the time. The Daniels book is a pretty quick read but the narrative is a bit disjointed...I'll have to give Mr. C's book another shot in a few weeks...or perhaps before I return to Shiloh...whenever that is LOL.
Capt. Give it a go. I really enjoyed reading it . I felt like I was there observing what was going on . The little things that are mentioned make it so real. The soldier who put violets in his hat. Cleburne falling in the mud , the musican that lost his hands . Amazing little stories all tied together .
Susan.........Im getting my Amazon list together and will be soon ordering my book. From what all of you have said, I cant wait till gets here. I've been to Shiloh once and was impressed with the stories we heard while there. Im planning on going back next year and I definitely want to read up on the battle before we go. This is a great start.
Last edited on Wed May 12th, 2010 05:54 pm by Old Sorrel