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Civil War books on The Point with Mindy Todd

Today on WCAI Mindy, Melanie, and I talked about books on the Civil War.  If you have a suggestion feel free to leave us a comment here or on our Facebook page.

Melanie’s List

Cape Cod and the Civil War: The Raised Right Arm by Stauffer Miller

When General Grant Expelled the Jews by Jonathan D. Sarna

Shiloh 1862 by Winston Groom

Life in Civil War America by Michael O. Varhola

Gettysburg Medal of Honor Recipients by Charles Hanna

Freedom’s Cap: The United States Capitol and the Coming of the Civil War by Guy Gugliotta

Curiosities of the Civil War by Webb Garrison

Tarnished Victory: Finishing Lincoln’s War by William Marvel

Decided on the Battlefield: Grant, Sherman, Lincoln and the Election of 1864 by David Alan Johnson

Stealing the General: The Great Locomotive Chase and the First Medal of Honor by Russell S. Bonds

True Crime in the Civil War by Tobin T. Buhk

Jill’s List

Local Connections

Seen the Glory: a novel of the battle of Gettysburg by John Hough, Jr.

Midnight Rising: John Brown and the raid that sparked the Civil War by Tony Horwitz

Your Affectionate son, Charlie Mac: Civil War diaries & letters by a soldier from Martha’s Vineyard by Charles Macreading Vincent

The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865 by Brevet Lt. Colonel George A. Bruce

Other Titles

The Columbia Book of Civil War Poetry: from Whitman to Walcott edited by Richard Marius

Believing is Seeing (Observations on the Mysteries of Photography) by Errol Morris

Kids Books

The Terrible, Awful Civil War: the disgusting details about life during America’s Bloodiest War by Kayj Melchisedech Olson

Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman

Gettysburg: the graphic novel written and illustrated by C. M. Butzer

Books for which there wasn’t enough time!

The Library of Congress Illustrated timeline of the Civil War by Margaret E. Wagner

The Civil War: a visual history

The Civil War: the first year told by those who lived it

The Civil War: the second year told by those who lived it

The Civil War: a concise history by Louis P. Masur

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1. Faith | Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 9:35 am

“Bull Run” by Paul Fleischman is a terrific book for older children and young adults about the first battle of the Civil War.  Be sure to check out the “Bull Run” Readers’ Theater at the library in April.  Auditions for ages 12 -112 will be held on Saturday, April 14 for a wide variety of characters, rehearsals on April 17-19 and performance on Friday, April 20.  All scheduled at 1:30pm at the library. Hope to see you there!

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