Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Civil War books

We saw a lot of mentions across the web of the anniversary of the firing on Fort Sumter 150 years ago today. Ken Burns's TV documentary is probably hands down everyone's top choice for the most engaging approach overall. But as far as books are concerned, Amazon's Omnivoracious provides a very nice list of favorites, while providing some staggering statistics. 'According to biographer Edward Ball, "something like 65,000 books have been published on the war, more than one a day since it ended." (On Amazon, you can find over 15,000 history books on the subject alone).' More...

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