Thursday, November 3, 2011

Booknotes (November '11)

New Arrivals:

1. The Denbigh's Civilian Imports: Customs Records of a Civil War Blockade Runner between Mobile and Havana by J. Barto Arnold III (Inst. of Nautical Archaeology, 2011).

This is a massive reference book containing invoices and customs forms from the blockade runner Denbigh into Mobile.  Beyond allowing researchers to track what civilians imported through the blockade, the book should also inform readers about changes in price and item over time.

2. The Campaigns for Vicksburg 1862-63: Leadership Lessons by Kevin J. Dougherty (Casemate, 2011).

Through the lens of Vicksburg, the author analyzes 30 different aspects of leadership using vignettes involving 30 political and military personalities associated with the campaign.

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