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Book Recommendations - 9/28/2012 6:49:53 PM   
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I can see this game is going to lead me to read up more on the civil war.All i have really read are the time life set and Cattons 3 set volume. What I'd like to read is books about battles ,with maps. Tactics and strategy. So fire away your recommendations please.

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RE: Book Recommendations - 9/28/2012 8:55:56 PM   
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Look up the author Sears. He had done some good work on Chancellorsville, Antietam, and Gettysburg. He has done more than this. His Chancellorsville is excellent.

Noah Andre Trudeau has done some good work including Gettysburg.

Gordon C. Rhea wrote 4 good books beginning with the Battle of the Wilderness.

Coddington's Gettysburg is good.

Author McPherson(sp) a lot of people like him.

There is your start. I like Sears and Rhea the best.

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RE: Book Recommendations - 9/28/2012 9:25:37 PM   
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I bought "The Killer Angels" audiobook(mp3) from barnesandnoble.com the other day and if possible its better than when I read the book over a decade ago.

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RE: Book Recommendations - 9/28/2012 9:45:40 PM   
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You might also want to check out 'BATTLE IN THE CIVIL WAR,GENERALSHIP AND TACTICS IN AMERICA 1861-65 by Paddy Griffith..Its a Excellent Book with LOTS of useful INFO about Tactics,Command and Control,Weapons,Formations.Etc..Etc


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RE: Book Recommendations - 9/28/2012 10:20:40 PM   
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Gettysburg Campaign Atlas - Philip Laino

Our Gettysburg Bible at SOW HQ

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RE: Book Recommendations - 9/28/2012 10:48:27 PM   
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Stephen W. Sears "Landscape turned red: The Battle of Antietam"

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RE: Book Recommendations - 9/28/2012 10:55:35 PM   
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Nice...I Bought the book at the Chickamauga Battlefield Vistor Center When i was Reenacting...One of the Best books in my Civil War collection...Will be Picking up this Game and the Expensions Soon...Have Waited for this since SPI put out their Regimental Civil War Board Games...Keep up the GOOD WORK

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RE: Book Recommendations - 9/29/2012 12:29:06 AM   
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Harry W Phanz is the best author to ever cover the subject of Gettysburg.

Gettysburg the 1st day

Gettysburg the 2nd Day

Gettysburg Culps and Cemetery Hills

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RE: Book Recommendations - 9/29/2012 12:50:04 AM   
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Thx PizzaMan...will check those out...especially the 1st Day....my Fav part of the battle to study

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RE: Book Recommendations - 9/29/2012 3:14:33 AM   
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I have all of Phanzs' books. If you want a real good understanding of the battle they are a must, but I wouldn't start with them. I would start with Sears or Trudeau. But that is just me.

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RE: Book Recommendations - 9/29/2012 7:07:49 AM   
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Phanz is great but I echo the other posters info, its easy to get lost in his books.

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Harry W Phanz is the best author to ever cover the subject of Gettysburg.

Gettysburg the 1st day

Gettysburg the 2nd Day

Gettysburg Culps and Cemetery Hills


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RE: Book Recommendations - 9/29/2012 7:47:40 AM   
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The Bloody Crucible of Courage: Fighting Methods and Combat Experience of the Civil War by Brent Nosworthy explains why they fought how they fought.

Civil War Generalship: The Art Of Command by W. J. Wood. A great study of Civil war generalship.

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RE: Book Recommendations - 9/29/2012 9:21:36 PM   
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Another excellent choice for those interested in the 1st day of Gettysburg, consider David Martin's epic study:

Gettysburg, July 1

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RE: Book Recommendations - 10/2/2012 2:22:01 AM   
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Sears is my favorite by far for more tactical level books.

Obviously, Foote for a bigger picture.

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