It’s time for the third annual installment of the best in Civil War books and blogs. This is an opportunity to acknowledge those books that have been both a pleasure to read and which have left me with a great deal to ponder. Once again this list reflects just a fraction of what I’ve read during 2007. Congratulations to the winners. Awards are in the mail.
Civil War Memory’s Hall of Fame: I developed this new category to honor some of my favorite readers. This blog has attracted some real characters over the past two years and their devotion to this site and conviction that I am at war with all things southern is worth acknowledging. I had a few people in mind for this award, but in the end I had to go with Jim (a.k.a. Anonymous). When it comes to loyal readers few can match the amount of time Jim spends on my site or the time it has taken him to write negative feedback on at least 20 history blogs. I couldn’t ask for better publicity.
Best Blog: HNN’s Cliopatria Note: All that needs to be said is that I begin each day with Ralph and the gang.