Thursday, March 13, 2008

Booknotes (March 08)

Regular rundown of book purchases or review copies received so far this month:

The Final Battles of the Petersburg Campaign: Breaking the Backbone of the Rebellion by A. Wilson Greene (University of Tennessee Press, 2008 2nd ed.). Model study is a descriptor too often bandied about, but Greene's history of the final moments of the Petersburg Campaign is truly such a work. For new readers and those who missed out on obtaining a personal copy of the Savas Publishing first edition, this 2nd ed. from UTP should be most welcome [note: the title and subtitle have been reversed between editions].

The Civil War in West Virginia: A Pictorial History by Stan Cohen (Quarrier Press, 1999 rev. ed.). An earlier edition I glanced through left me unimpressed, but this expanded & revised publication is a fine collection of photos and maps.

Tainted Breeze: The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas, 1862 by Richard B. McCaslin (LSU Press, 1997).

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858 eds. Robert W. Johannsen and James L. Huston (Oxford University Press, 2008). 150th Anniversary reprint edition, with new introductory essay.

1 comment:

  1. Darnit! I already have the Savas version of Greene's Petersburg work, but I tend to be a completist, so I'll probably get the next version too. As for others reading this entry, I want to second Drew's praise of this book. It is an excellent battle study with numerous maps.

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