Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Booknotes (June '10)

New arrivals:

1. The Tennessee Brigade by Randy Bishop (Pelican Publishing, 2010).

This is a substantial unit history of the Anderson/Hatton/Archer/McComb brigade that fought with the Army of Northern Virginia.

2. Gettysburg as the Generals Remembered It: Postwar Perspectives of Ten Commanders by Robert P. Broadwater (McFarland, 2010).

3. Abner Doubleday: A Civil War Biography by Thomas Barthel (McFarland, 2010).

The focus is on the military career -- Seminole, Mexican, and Civil Wars -- of Doubleday, with a lengthy chapter at the end dealing with the mythology surrounding the general and baseball.

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