Amazing Civil War; Webb, Sr. Garrison
I have three of Garrison's books: The Amazing Civil War, Civil War Curiosities,
and More Civil War Curiosities. I would recommend each and every book to
anyone! The facts that Garrison writes about are both interesting and captivating
and being a high school American History teacher, I plan on using the facts
that I have found no where else to captivate my students and give them a
perspective on the war that they may have never found otherwise.
Cry of Freedom : The Civil War Era James M. McPherson /
Published in 1988 to universal acclaim, this single-volume treatment
of the Civil War quickly became recognized as the new standard in its field.
James M. McPherson, who won the Pulitzer Prize for this book, impressively
combines a brisk writing style with an admirable thoroughness. He covers
the military aspects of the war in all of the necessary detail, and also
provides a helpful framework describing the complex economic, political,
and social forces behind the conflict. Perhaps more than any other book,
this one belongs on the bookshelf of every Civil War buff.
in the Attic : Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War (Vintage
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tony Horwitz returned from years
of traipsing through war zones as a foreign correspondent only to find that
his childhood obsession with the Civil War had caught up with him. Near his
house in Virginia, he happened to encounter people who reenact the Civil
War--men who dress up in period costumes and live as Johnny Rebs and Billy
Yanks. Intrigued, he wound up having some odd adventures with the "hardcores,"
the fellows who try to immerse themselves in the war, hoping to get what
they lovingly term a "period rush
Around the Gulf : The Last Major Naval Campaigns of the Civil
by Jack D. Coombe
At the start of the Civil War, strategists for both the North and South
understood the supreme importance of the seas. In Gunfire Around the
Along the Mississippi) suggests that the War Between the States may
in fact have been decided by the largely uncelebrated naval actions in the
Gulf of Mexico.
100 Civil War Books