|View single post by Kernow-Ox|
|Posted: Wed Jul 23rd, 2008 07:35 am||
|I've started, but yet to finish, the following:
1. 'Eye of the Storm' - Robert Knox Sneden
Pvt Sneden was a cartographer, diarist, and artist. A beautifully-produced book.
2. 'Bloody Crucible of Courage' - Brent Noseworthy
I wanted to learn about tactics. This book helps, but probably better to dip into it rather than read from cover to cover.
3. 'Campaigns of the Civil War' by Walter Geer
A general military history of major battles and campaigns - interesting if outdated. I bought the Noseworthy book to better understand his arguments.
4. 'The Killer Angels' by Michael Shaara
Picked it up cheaply, but find it too annoying to read for any length of time. The film is much better.
5. 'Cold Mountain' by Charles Frazier
Much the same here.
And that's just the Civil War pile.