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Jansten75
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Civil War

Anyone interested in creating a Civil War Book Group?
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s16sailor
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Re: Civil War

Definitely! I'm always looking for great civil war books... any suggestions?
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katknit
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Re: Civil War

Me too. A CW group would be great!
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ExNALStew
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Re: Civil War

Would love to be a part of this book club....are you going to start soon?
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s16sailor
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Re: Civil War

Has anyone read "Battle Cry of Freedom" by James McPherson? I finished it recently and thought it was excellent! What other books have you all read that are good?
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ExNALStew
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Re: Civil War

Hi...

I haven't read Battle Cry of Freedom as of yet, but am reading or have read so many others! And am waiting on some more books to be delivered. I've become obsessed with the Civil War and sure wished I had remembered everything I had learned in school!

I just recently returned from Gettysburg, hopefully will get back again before the end of the year.

Have you read any books written by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain yet?
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shiloh62
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Re: Civil War

Looks like I'm a little late in responding. Did this idea ever take off?

Thanks.
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ExNALStew
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Re: Civil War

I personally haven't seen any movement...sure wish that it would!
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Normandy
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Re: Civil War

I would also love a Civil War Book club. As a student at UMASS and an aspiring professor, one of the areas I wanted to base my concentration in is the Civil War.
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ExNALStew
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Re: Civil War

Still waiting to hear that "Yes", let's do it....
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Brad_W
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Re: Civil War

Let's do it! I grew up with a father who was a avid reader of the Civil War. In fact, I never had those normal family vacations to theme parks and whatnot. We went to visit . . . battlefields. For several years it was Gettysburg. A few years ago, my company moved me about 45 minutes from there and I took a few rides out there. It was different through the eyes of an adult. I looked out and saw a father with his 2 sons. He had a big map laid out and was pointing to various things. The older son was listening and lookin intently while the other younger son just skipped and chased butterflies. That was me and my brother with our Dad. The most interesting piece of that visit was walking up the center of the field. I don't remember doing that before. Just couldn't help but think about the men who walked that same path those days and the fate many faced.

I read "Manhunt" not too long ago, and that has got to be one of the best Civil War books I have read. Great insight to the subject of John WIlkes Booth and the assasinaton of Lincoln.

Brad
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bjf1056
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Re: Civil War

I live in Alexandria, Virginia and work in the district of colombia. I am interested in creating or joining a book club that would read and discuss history books. If that is too broad, we could make it Civil War. I am open to suggestions.

 

Hope to hear from you!

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