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message 1: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 30608 comments This thread lists books selected and the line up for each focus area (after polls have been conducted).


message 2: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Jan 28, 2012 06:45PM) (new)

Bentley | 30608 comments AMERICAN CIVIL WAR BOOKS - POLL CONDUCTED

1. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era by James M. McPerson - 35 votes - Scheduled for a start date of February 13, 2012

Battle Cry of Freedom The Civil War Era by James M. McPherson by James M. McPhersonJames M. McPherson

2. Team of Rivals: The Political Rivals of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin - 24 votes

Team of Rivals The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin by Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin

3. The Civil War - either the single book edition or only Volume 1 by Shelby Foote - 22 votes

The Civil War A Narrative (3 Vol. Set) Box set 1st (first) edition by Shelby Foote by Shelby FooteShelby Foote


message 3: by Brooke (new)

Brooke Stoddard | 7 comments As Shelby Foote said in the Ken Burns series, if you want to understand American History, you'd better know the Civil War. Reading his trilogy takes time, but nothing tells the Civil War better than these three books.


message 4: by Bryan, Honorary Contributor - EMERITUS (new)

Bryan Craig | 11615 comments Good to know, Brooke. I have them in my library.

Don't forget to cite the author:

Shelby FooteShelby Foote


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Books mentioned in this topic

Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (other topics)
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (other topics)
The Civil War: A Narrative (other topics)

Authors mentioned in this topic

James M. McPherson (other topics)
Doris Kearns Goodwin (other topics)
Shelby Foote (other topics)