Friday, December 7, 2012

Booknotes II (December '12)

New Arrivals:

1. Standing Firmly by the Flag: Nebraska Territory and the Civil War, 1861-1867 by James E. Potter (Bison, 2012).

This project started out as a regimental history of the First Nebraska (that would have been cool) but morphed into a more general study. Too bad the author didn't feel he could do both. Breaking it into two books would have been great. Then again, I should just be happy that someone tried to tackle this subject at all.

2. Major General Alexander M. McCook, USA: A Civil War Biography by Wayne Fanebust (McFarland, 2012).

A military biography of the lightly regarded McCook, based on published sources.

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