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 Posted: Fri May 8th, 2009 02:36 am
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The Iron Duke

Joined: Tue Jul 29th, 2008
Location: Georgia USA
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I am currently struggling to finish Cozzens "This Terrible Sound:the Battle of Chickamauga" and hoping to make it through"the Shipwreck of Their Hopes: The Battles for Chattanooga" in the next three this guy likes to pile on the detail.....and not the most entertaining writer I've ever encountered. On the plus side his research seems solid and he provides lots of maps and good OOBs in each book. I'm starting to think of historians and good writers as two separate groups with very few exceptions.
I completely agree Cap'n.  I thought No Better Place to Die was a fantastic read but This Terrible Sound was a chore.  His book on Corinth was decent.  I don't have the heart to tackle his volume on Chattanooga.  I still feel that Wiley Sword's description of Franklin in The Confederacy's Last Hurrah is the best battle narration I've read.

"Cleburne is here!" meant that all was well. -Daniel Harvey Hill
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