I’ve been considering books that have really impacted how I think about the American Civil War, history and I guess by extension life in general – but let’s just stick to the war and history for now. I’ll list a few below in no particular order – this is meant as a discussion starter, so I’ll just list them. You wanna know more – leave a comment; you wanna agree, disagree, add your own - leave a comment (except YOU have to explain yourself – it’s GOOD to be king!) I’m not talking about “Wow, that was a great regimental/campaign study/biography” stuff. These are books that made you go “WOW!!! I never thought of it like that”, get it? They don’t have to be particularly well written or a joy to read, or even among your favorites. They just must have made a big impact on the way you approach your studies.
These are in no particular order: