Monday, May 01, 2006

Another Richmond (KY that is) battle study

Just heard of a new history of the Battle of Richmond, Kentucky titled Of Savage Fury and authored by Anthony Hawkins. Looks like we will soon have three books on the subject. Back in 1995, the Madison County Historical Society published D. Warren Lambert's "When the Ripe Pears Fell" (OP)-- an excellent book that's also valuable on the secondary market. Additionally, a recent Morningside Books catalog mentioned that Kentucky author Ken Hafendorfer's next book would cover the same battle. Although I have to wonder in what manner these other works have improved or will improve upon Lambert, an increase in attention to the Civil War in the Bluegrass State suits me just fine.

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