Re: [civilwarwest] Re: new member
- Hi, George -I would agree that Foote's book and Catton's trilogy are excellent.I would also suggest the book "When is the Course of Human Events,"by Charles Adams.w r branham vvancouver, washingtonIn a message dated 2/27/2009 6:58:23 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, pbswan@... writes:
--- In civilwarwest@ yahoogroups. com, "savage.albert"
<savage.albert@ ...> wrote:
> As a kid one of the first set of books to spark my interest was Bruce
> Catton's trilogy on the Army of the Potomac, "The Coming Fury"
> "Terrible Swift Sword" and "Never Call Retreat." For a general
> overview, Bruce Catton's "The Civil War" would be a good choice.
> Amazon has both the trilogy as a boxed set and "The Civil War" in
> paperback. Good luck on your search.
> Al Savage.
I strongly agree with Al's comments. Catton's trilogy is interesting,
just the right amount of detail for a start, and is written in a
memorable fashion. The single volume gives a quick and easily read
overview. I know folks who quote from these books in conversations
almost 50 years after reading them!
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