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  • The Russel Bond book "War Like the Thunder Bolt" is considered the better of the two. You might check the Amazon reviews to get a better idea of what people are saying. --- In civilwarwest@^$1, "pete@^$2.." wrote: > > When the members have read either or both of the new books on Atlanta, could we get an opinion of them, esp which is the best? > Thanks. > Peter Cohron > Lexington...
    James Jan 5, 2010
  • --- In civilwarwest@^$1, NPeters102@^$2.. wrote: > > Is it worth a trip to see the Carthage battlefield? > > YES! It isn't a great field but it worth seeing the town and the battle area. I did the Trans-Mississippi battles in the area and really enjoyed them. While not ACW, Fort Smith is a fun side trip
    James Dec 10, 2009
  • Dave Powell would not push his book but since I've reviewed it: THE MAPS OF CHICKAMAUGA: An Atlas of the Chickamauga Campaign, Including the Tullahoma Operations, June 22 - September 23, 1863 by David Powell Product Details • Hardcover: 320 pages • Publisher: Savas Beatie (November 2009) • Language: English • ISBN-10: 1932714723 • ISBN-13: 978-1932714722 The Savas Beatie...
    James Dec 2, 2009
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  • I see no reason to disagree. The French wanted to follow the UK not lead BUT they were the leader in trying to take advantage of the USA being involved with the ACW. A French controled Mexico would have been a major addition to the empire.
    James W. Durney Aug 10, 2009
  • Check the book, Decision in the Heartland: The Civil War in the West (Reflections on the Civil War Era) (Hardcover) by Steven E. Woodworth (Author)
    James W. Durney Apr 14, 2009
  • If you are thinking about buying the book, take a close look at the Amazon reviews. Thomas fans LOVE the book! Civil War people are dismissive of it. I have not found an ACW person that thinks well of the book.
    James W. Durney Apr 14, 2009
  • --- In civilwarwest@^$1, keeno2@^$2.. wrote: > > Exactly. But I'll bet no one figured that Sherman would do anything so brash > as to strike out for the coast. Hood's reasoning was most likely sound -- > Sherman had to come after him. Everything thus far indicated that Union forces > were expected to bash and bash their opposing armies. > > The "bash and bash" is based on actions...
    James W. Durney Mar 30, 2009
  • I think Joe Johnston is the "better" of the two. I do not think that he did a great job in holding Sherman off. While agreeing stopping Sherman cold is not a realistic option, he could have delaid him longer. This would have required some fighting along the way.
    James W. Durney Mar 30, 2009
  • --- In civilwarwest@^$1, "Carl Williams" wrote: > But for some time Prof. P. has sort of lamented that the good Civil > War books really tend not to be written by historians. This is very very true! In fact, some very bad Civil War books are being written by trained historians.
    James W. Durney Feb 14, 2009
  • --- In civilwarwest@^$1, "strikeforce_51" wrote: > > Hello from Florida, Can any one sugest some good books on Patrick > Cleburn and on the Battle of Franklin and Nashville ? Thanks in > advance, Dan Lunsford > I second the Cleburn book. For Franklin, you might consider: Shrouds of Glory by Winston Groom The Confederacy's Laast Hurrah by Wiley Sword
    James W. Durney Jan 29, 2009