Monday, June 29, 2009

Booknotes V (June '09)

Acquisitions or review copies received this month:

1. The Quest for Annihilation: The Role & Mechanics of Battle in the American Civil War by Christopher Perello (Strategy & Tactics Press, 2009).
As many Civil War readers who are also gamers know, Strategy & Tactics has been publishing magazines and games for years. They are now publishing book length military histories that will "follow (their) tradition in being analytical and technical rather than just narrative".

2. Upton's Regulars: The 121st New York Infantry in the Civil War by Salvatore G. Cilella, Jr. (Univ. Press of Kansas, 2009).
At almost 600 pages, this is an uncommonly large regimental history of a unit that fought in most of the eastern theater campaigns from late 1862 onward.

3. Texas and New Mexico on the Eve of the Civil War: The Mansfield & Johnston Inspections, 1859-1861 by Jerry D. Thompson (Univ. of New Mexico Press, 2001).

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