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 Posted: Wed Nov 12th, 2008 12:56 am
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susansweet wrote:  Will also start They fought like Deamons this week also . I have books all over that are in various stages of being read.


This is an amazing coincidence! Today I just bought the paperback They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the Civil War because I had a Barnes and Noble gift certificate from last Christmas I found in the depths of my purse.

I started the book right away and have found it fascinating. Just one example, I didn't know there were any women sailors in the war! That blows me away. I also didn't know that no diary survives from any of the women who fought as soldiers or sailors in the war. Lastly it blows me away that some of these women were in the cavalry. I wonder if any were in artillery units.

It will be fun to see what you think of this book.



 Posted: Wed Nov 12th, 2008 01:21 am
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I'm half way through "The Rifle Musket in Civil War Combat" by Earl J. Hess. Pretty thought provoking stuff.



 Posted: Wed Nov 12th, 2008 01:47 am
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David

Smith's Champion Hill is a really good book (the definitive book on the battle) on what I think was one of the most important battles of the entire cw. Unfortunately, little is left of this field.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 12th, 2008 02:16 am
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I'm rereading The Phantom by Susan Kay, Trail of Memories by Louis Lamour, The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizibeth Moon, a PHD thesis The Genesis of Modern Military Small Arms by a friend and a set of letters by a member of the 15th IA VI.



 Posted: Wed Nov 12th, 2008 05:37 pm
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I just reread Hell in a Very Small Place which is about Dien Bien Phu.  Anyone who thinks the French don't fight should read this book along with The Price of Glory.

I'm waiting for Kenneth Noe's book on Perryville to arrive in the mail which will be my next read.



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 Posted: Wed Nov 12th, 2008 06:17 pm
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Iron Duke, superb books both. Amyone who believes the French can't fight... is ignorant of military history. Foreign Legion has consistantly been one of the best units in the world since its inception. And the average French soldier has given good service at every opportunity.



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Marie-I think a lot of adults remember Laura Ingalls Wilder and her stories with a lot of fond memories!



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I'm reading Trafalgar: The Nelson Touch by David Howarth.

In the evenings I read aloud to Browner and we are enjoying To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a book we have both read before.

Berrydancer - I thought Six Frigates  was an excellent read.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 12th, 2008 08:04 pm
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How fun to read aloud to someone . One of the things I miss about teaching is the time I spend reading to my students every single day. I love to Kill a Mockingbird . I bought a new copy a few years ago but have not gotten back to rereading it.
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Let's see... Right now I'm reading "Stonewall Jackson: The Man, The Soldier, The Legend". I'm up to the point when Jackson was a drillmaster in the VA army. At the same time I'm reading "KISS: Behind The Mask", "KISS And Make Up", "In the Hands of Providence: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the Civil War", Shelby Foote's "The Civil War: A Narrative", and I'm rereading Coddington's "The Gettysburg Campaign: A Study in Command" for the 6th time. I guess you could say I'm also one of those people who reads more than one thing at a time.



 Posted: Wed Nov 12th, 2008 09:56 pm
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I am re reading my Saki short stories again, and going to start Varina this weekend.

I have several on the nightstand I keep saying "hummm need to get the rest of this read!"

Susan, Tom has read me some pretty good books over the years, and one of my favorites was "Northwest Passage" by Kenneth Roberts. 

When I try to read to him, it just puts him to sleep!!



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"One Continuous Fight, the Retreat from Gettysburg" by Eric Wittenberg



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I am currently reading An Unerring Fire: The Massacre at Fort Pillow by Richard L. Fuchs and American Indian Leaders: Studies in Diversity edited by R. David Edmunds.

Paula



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I've also been reading the regimental history of the 153rd PA (pretty specific, except that I have an ancestor in the 153rd), and also Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckley. I also read The Civil War News and Civil War Times pretty regularly.

Can I count If You Give a Mouse A Cookie as one of my reads, since it seems like I've been reading it every night lately. . . ?

And To Kill a Mockingbird is my all-time favorite book! I've read it at least a dozen times and it never gets old, which I guess is the mark of a good book.

Pam



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I Love If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.  One of the things I miss about teaching is reading children's books. 



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http://www.idsabooks.com/cgi-bin/idb455/scan/mp=keywords/se=Civil%20War/st=sql/tf=title/tf=category/cs=no/em=yes

A site that endeavours to keep me in poverty...

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Johan Steele wrote: http://www.idsabooks.com/cgi-bin/idb455/scan/mp=keywords/se=Civil%20War/st=sql/tf=title/tf=category/cs=no/em=yes

A site that endeavours to keep me in poverty...


wooo dogies, that site'll keep me in poverty too



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 Posted: Thu Nov 13th, 2008 01:40 am
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Mr. Steele,

The average American seems to have a very low opinion of the French military which is why I encourage everyone to read those two books.



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 Posted: Thu Nov 13th, 2008 03:04 am
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The Iron Duke wrote: Mr. Steele,

The average American seems to have a very low opinion of the French military which is why I encourage everyone to read those two books.

I don't have a bad opinion of ANYBODY'S military or police, either.  That is a very dangerous opinion to hold. My philosophy of life is never understimate your enemy or even your friends.



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I am currently reading the classic "Hell in a very Small Place" by Bernard Fall....I have had it on my shelf for like 100 years or so and finally opened it and am saying to myself "why didnt I read it earlier?"

KEn



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