Re: Civil War Magazines
In my opinion North and South and American`s Civil War are the best one :-).
I`ve found there many interesting facts that were shortly described in
- --- In email@example.com, Rick Moody <r_moody@y...> wrote:
> I've been a subscriber to Blue and Gray for a fewI subscribe to North & South, America's Civil War, and Civil War
> years, what is your favorite magazine and why? Don't
> be shy, tell me why!
> Rick Moodyr_moody@y...
Times Illustrated, and I also pick up Blue and Gray periodically from
the bookstore when the topic is of interest to me.
Out of these four, North & South is by far the best I've read. Their
maps are gorgeous and informative, the topics are sometimes
controversial and the articles never fail to interest me. Other
pluses include the inclusion of OOBs (in the articles on tactical
engagments) and footnotes. The footnotes impress me the most. I
will not buy a non-diary, non-firts person book on the Civil War if
it doesn't have footnotes. Why should magazine articles be any
different? They shouldn't, and N&S delivers.
With that said, Blue and Gray is my second-favorite. The tours have
come in useful on more than one occasion, and the articles are
informative and good reads. The last two, CWTI and ACW are okay, but
they are more in a "popular history" type of format. The maps aren't
great, and OOBs might be included if you're lucky. I still enjoy
reading them, but they are not on the same level as B&G and N&S.
- One thing I forgot to mention is that CWTI and ACW are both published
by (I think?) Cowles Media Group. They have been slowly getting more
and more similar over the years. I almost wish they would fold one
and merge them into a new and improved CWTI.