Lifelifecivilwaranniversary

Sun Apr 12, 2015, 10:28 AM

Due to our thread regarding the 150th Anniversary

Of the Civil War


I got motivated and started reading Bruce Cattons A Stillness at Appomattox.

I've read many other books on the Civil War but not that. It's an amazing book, I see why it got the Pulitzer prize. His writing style is so descriptive. It was nice to discuss something other than politics

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Reply Due to our thread regarding the 150th Anniversary (Original post)
Gunslinger201 Apr 2015 OP
Lira Apr 2015 #1
Gunslinger201 Apr 2015 #2
Lira Apr 2015 #4
Gunslinger201 Apr 2015 #7
Lira Apr 2015 #8
NavyBrat Apr 2015 #3
Lira Apr 2015 #5
Gunslinger201 Apr 2015 #6
Smoke Apr 2015 #10
Gunslinger201 Apr 2015 #9
Smoke Apr 2015 #11

Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2015, 12:02 PM

1. I read it

about 50 years ago, probably should reread it. I think Catton and Foote are the best when it comes to Civil War history.

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Response to Lira (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 12, 2015, 12:06 PM

2. I like Shelby Foote's stories too

But he writes as he speaks and I have to take it in segments

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 12, 2015, 01:08 PM

4. Oh gawd...

now that's funny!

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Response to Lira (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 12, 2015, 01:15 PM

7. I'm serious! (Sort of LOL)

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 12, 2015, 01:34 PM

8. He sounds like

Jimmah Carter to me. But I was born and raised in NY/NJ, so what do I know?

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2015, 12:32 PM

3. Agreed, it's a masterpiece. If you also enjoy slightly fictionalized ...

 

Civil War accounts you might check out Jeff Shaara's Civil War trilogy, and of course there's his father Michael's classic The Killer Angels.

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Response to NavyBrat (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 12, 2015, 01:12 PM

5. Excellent books,

all of them.

I couldn't get into Gingrich's version, I did try as I always thought a reversal of fortune would make for interesting fiction.

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Response to NavyBrat (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 12, 2015, 01:14 PM

6. Yes, I read it

And Gods and Generals!

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Response to NavyBrat (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 16, 2015, 09:50 AM

10. I read "Gods and Generals"

and the jumping back and forth from storyline to storyline drove me nuts.

I did like " The Killer Angels" though.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2015, 02:18 PM

9. This is a pleasure to have a discussion like this

Should have more like this (we'll fight less)

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 16, 2015, 09:52 AM

11. This is a pleasure to have a discussion like this

Except when new books start showing up at my house because of them and my wife get's pissed

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