Above you will find a short video of Professor Geiger discussing his new book. Geiger will accept his award and give a talk at the SCWH dinner, which takes place as part of the annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association. It’s always a good time.
I am reading David Blight’s new book on the Civil War Centennial in which he analyzes the writings of Bruce Catton. While I’ve read chunks of Catton in the past I am embarrassed to admit that I’ve never actually read one of his books from cover to cover. Well, I just started A Stillness at Appomattox and I can’t put it down. He was one hell of a writer.
I did my best to dump as many books as possible in light of my move to Boston at the end of June, but new titles just continue to pour in. In addition to recent review copies, I’ve listed some books that I am reading to brush up on my Massachusetts/Boston history. I can’t wait to explore the incredibly rich history in and around the city. Thanks to those of you who are purchasing Amazon books through Civil War Memory. Sales have been steady, which has allowed me to purchase what I need without having to dip into my own pockets. I truly appreciate it.
As excited as I am about moving to Boston I am dreading having to pack up my library. I am seriously considering gutting a sizable chunk of it. It will be painful, but necessary. Here is a video I did a few years back on my Civil War library. Anyway, I haven’t bought too many books over the past months. Just about everything listed below was mailed to me by the publisher directly.