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  •  Good story, but.... (none) careful of Priest.  The NPS won't sell his books on the Wilderness at their bookstores because he's considered too unreliable.

    At all costs avoid his book on Pickett's Charge too.  Earl J. Hess' is much more convincingly argued.  

    For a better writer who writes with a similar style to Priest, look to Noah Andre Trudeau.

    "It's time to come home, America"--Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), September 13, 2005

    by Raybin on Sat Sep 17, 2005 at 10:31:35 PM PDT

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    •  I tend to rely on my favourite four books (none)
      with a touch of scepticism and intelligence thrown in of course.

      The books?

      Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Volumes 1-4, plus of course the fifth volume Naval Battles and Leaders of the Civil War.

      Then I add my favourite two volumes from more recent times, Davis & Wiley's Photographic History of the Civil War. If I ever caught a burglar in my apartment, my weapon of choice would be one of these books.

      The vodka's good, but the meat's gone off. People and fish can peacefully co-exist.

      by NeutralObserver on Sun Sep 18, 2005 at 05:24:04 AM PDT

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