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 Posted: Wed Aug 29th, 2007 03:52 pm
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David White

Joined: Tue Sep 6th, 2005
Location: Texas USA
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James McPherson seems to have inherited the great Civil War historian mantle from Bruce Catton as writing the most knowledgable and entertaining Civil War books.  He seems to be the mega author on the subject.  I'll be contrarian and say he wrote one really good book and others that are just okay.  I would throw out Stephen Sears, Jack Davis and others as producing more solid books than McPherson, that are just as entertaining and more prolific.  What am I missing?

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