Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Review: Chancellorsville And Gettysburg
Chancellorsville And Gettysburg by Abner Doubleday
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
this book surprised me. I have read many books written by participants in the Civil War, from privates to the leaders of each side. This is the first one I have read by Doubleday, and I was surprised by its style.
Most writers from that era, even uneducated privates wrote in very flowery language, more artful than we would today. Doubleday writes in a very modern, factual style. Surprisingly modern. It makes me want to find more of his work.
Details I did not know of each battle were well documents, and those parts I knew, I now know much more intimidatingly. this was interesting, and informative and I recommend it for all interested in the Civil War.
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