Sunday, October 5, 2014

Booknotes II (Oct '14)

New Arrivals:

1. Where Valor and Devotion Met: The Battle of Pilot Knob by Douglas L. Gifford (Historynutt Books, 2014).

Gifford is the author of several brief but useful tour guides, but this new book is a full length history of the Pilot Knob battle. The depth of the narrative appears similar to that of Suderow's standard account.

2. Recalling Deeds Immortal: Florida Monuments to the Civil War by William B. Lees & Frederick P. Gaske (UP of Florida, 2014).

Florida always produces beautiful books and this detailed photographic register of Confederate and Union monuments to Florida soldiers is no exception. This is a comprehensive social history of the memorialization of these men from Reconstruction to the present, tracing the efforts of various organizations to control the messages conveyed by these bronze and stone markers.

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