Monday, November 10, 2008

More Spring 09 books

More Spring 2009 titles that intrigue me:

Homegrown Yankees: Tennessee's Union Cavalry in the Civil War by James Alex Baggett (LSU Press, June 2009). My G-G-G Grandfather, William C. Pickens, was Colonel of the 3rd Tennessee Cavalry, U.S.A. so this one is of particular interest to me.

Sister States, Enemy States: The Civil War in Kentucky and Tennessee, gen. eds. Kent Dollar, Larry Whiteaker, and W. Calvin Dickinson (U. of Kentucky Press, May 2009).

Commanding Lincoln's Navy: Union Naval Leadership During the Civil War by Stephen Taafe (Naval Inst. Press, May 2009). I haven't read Taafe's earlier book about the Army of the Potomac corps commanders, but I recall liking many of the author's ideas as expressed in his Civil War Talk Radio interview [see sidebar link for access to show archives].

The War in Words: Reading the Dakota Conflict through the Captivity Literature by Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola (U. of Nebraska Press, May 2009).

The Second United States Sharpshooters in the Civil War: A History and Roster by Gerald L. Earley (McFarland, Spring 09).


  1. Drew -

    I always enjoy the "heads-up" on your blog of titles that are still months off but of great interest. You can also add to your radar Eric Wittenberg's biography of Ulric Dahlgren, *Like a Meteor Blazing Brightly*, due from Edinborough Press in Spring 2009.

    Keep up the great work.

    Jim Schmidt

  2. Yes, my lists are simply those upcoming books that I plan on taking a look at (but of course, reality intervenes and I can never get to them all). Certainly there are many, many more quality books that I leave out. There's only so much reading time available.


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