View single post by ashbel
 Posted: Sun Mar 30th, 2008 01:34 am
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Joined: Fri Jan 25th, 2008
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My favorite subject is the one that I am reading about at the time.

Give me a good author and I am happy reading any book about the Civil War.

The exception to that is if I am going to a battlefield.  Then I read everything I can get my hands on about that battle.  I am going to Shiloh next month so the Shiloh books and maps are out.  It makes walking the battlefield so much more enjoyable.

I also like a good story.  Ed Bearss knows how to tell a great story.  Just finished his book "Fields of Honor."  Each chapter describes a battle based on Ed's recorded tours of the battlefield.  I have learned more in one book about the personalities involved than I could have learned by reading 5 other books.

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