I am beginning to think about my “Best of 2011” list, which will be published at the end of the month. A few of the titles that are likely to be included were recently highlighted as part of a best of list that can be found in the most recent issue of The Civil War Monitor. I had plenty of time to read this year, which has made this year’s list much more difficult to nail down.
With Christmas fast approaching I wanted to thank those of you who have purchased books from Amazon by clicking through my affiliate link in the sidebar. As many of you know, I make a small percentage on each sale and thus far I’ve done fairly well. For the past four quarters I was able to purchase anywhere between 3-5 hardcover books. I just started my latest acquisition, which is Paul Quigley’s, Shifting Grounds: Nationalism & the American South, 1848-1865 (Oxford University Press, 2011).
Enough about what I’ve read. What did you read this year that you can recommend? Of course, I am interested in Civil War books, but please feel free to share anything that you think is worth spending some time with. Thanks.