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    Default What are you reading now?

    Because most folk interested in history read a lot, this is just a quick thread,asking everyone : what are you reading at this time?

    I currently am reading...

    A Terrible Glory-Custer and The Little Big Horn by James Donavan...and,

    Red Clay to Richmond,Trail of The 35th Georgia Infantry Regiment CSA by John Jay Fox lll


    AP

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    My Brave Boys to War With Colonel Cross & the Fighting Fifth by Mike And Mark Travis.

    About time too as I've marched with the 5th NHV for about 15 years.
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    I'm currently rereading "The Truth About Chickamauga" by Archibald Gracie.
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    "The Green Dragoon"...a 50-some-year-old piece on Banastre Tareton.
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    Default Currently reading:

    "The Slaves' War: The Civil War in the Words of Former Slaves" by Andrew Ward.

    And James M. McPherson's book called "Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg".
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    'Gettysburg Requiem' by Glenn LaFantasie Its about Col. William Oates life. He was a very interesting fellow according to this book.

    I just finished 'General Lee's Army' by Joseph T Glatthaar Well documented and an interesting read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AP Hill
    Because most folk interested in history read a lot, this is just a quick thread,asking everyone : what are you reading at this time?

    AP

    Women Who Kill by Ann Jones 1996
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    Default always keep reading books

    At the moment, "Genteel Rebel - The Life of Mary Greenhow Lee" but am on the lookout for something about Kate Chase, Varina Davis, or even Jeff Davis. Any suggestions? Plus, has anyone read that book about Mary Lincoln's clothing?
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    "Colonel Gracie was a keen amateur historian and was especially fascinated by the Battle of Chickamauga at which his father had served. He spent a number of years collecting facts about the battle and eventually wrote a book called The Truth about Chickamauga. He found the experience rewarding but exhausting; in early 1912 he decided to visit Europe without his wife Constance (née Schack) and their daughter in order to recharge his batteries. He traveled to Europe on RMS Oceanic and eventually decided to return to the United States aboard RMS Titanic."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_Gracie#Legacy

    He was known as kind of a long winded speaker and in the US Senate investigation of the Titanic sinking he was asked to be brief. Luckily he wasn't and his testimony has a lot of details.

    I haven't read his book but I portrayed him at a Titanic party.
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    Default Generals in Bronze

    Before At High Tide, I picked up "Generals in Bronze: Interviewing the Commanders of the Civil War" and editor William Styple autographed at the visitor's center.

    The illustrator/sculptor who's the book's author kept extensive notes of his post-war interviews with the officers he was commissioned to represent. He has a definite bias toward Sheridan so it's interesting to read his comments on those he perceived as threats to his boyhood idol.

    Anyway, I'm enjoying this light reading. Styple adds some notes for clarity.

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