Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Booknotes: The Civil War - Great Speeches and Documents

New Arrival:
The Civil War: Great Speeches and Documents edited by Bob Blaisdell (Dover Publications, 2016).

Civil War related document anthologies are published every year and the amount of thoughtfulness that goes into them varies widely. Blaisdell's 57 selections are not just a rehash of famous speeches and documents. Some will indeed be very well known to readers, but there's also a healthy set of fresher material. Among the many document types included are official reports, court records, government proclamations, public addresses, military reports and dispatches, diary and journal excerpts, and letters.

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