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I'll Soon Be Moving Out of the Civl War Theme Books and Heading West

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I have ONE more book on the Civil War to read---Cause, Reconstruction America, 1863-1877 by Tonya Bolden. Then I'm headed west (metaphorically, not physically), starting with Daniel Boone---Boone, A Biography by Robert T. Morgan. I have a few other books in my TBR pile that I'll be introducing soon on this new theme. The books that I'll be reading will be about western expansion and exploration, Native Americans, and Cowboys.
This will be my summer reading theme---The Old West!

Blissful Blogging!
Annette

Book Review: Everyday Life During The Civil War, A Guide For Writers, Students and Historians by Michael J. Varhola

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Link for the book @ Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Everyday-During-Civil-Writers-Guide/dp/0898799228/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1306894915&sr=8-1

New Edition and Just Published Copy in 2011
http://www.amazon.com/Life-Civil-America-Michael-Varhola/dp/1440310866/ref=dp_ob_title_bk
Paperback $15.47

The copy I read was published in 1999 listed as first link.

Published by Writers Digest Books 1999
274 pages
Non-fiction/Civil War/19th Century

Synopsis of book written by author:
http://www.writersdigest.com/article/Everyday_Life_During_the_Civil_War/?print=1

This is a book that I don't feel is meant to be read from cover to cover, it's focus is to be used as a reference guide for those wanting information about life during the Civil War.
I speed read this book.
There are a few pen and ink drawings.
Examples of information given: the clothing that women wore, the different types of weapons and artillery that were used, medical equipment and the advancement of medicine becau…

Civil War Wives, The Lives & Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis & Julia Dent Grant by Carol Berkin

Link for the book @ Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Civil-War-Wives-Angelina-Grimke/dp/1400044464/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1306891723&sr=8-1
Hardcover $20.07
Not available on Kindle

Link for the book @ Publisher:
http://www.randomhouse.com/book/search/search.php?title_subtitle_auth=civil+War+Wives&x=0&y=0
Hardcover $28.95
Trade Paperback $16.00

Published by Alfred A. Knopf September 2009/384 pages/Non-fiction/Civil War/ 19th Century/History

Three women that each had varying differences in personality, lifestyle, political and religious beliefs, and each with their own stance on slavery. The common denominator that each of them had is that they were apart of the history of the Civil War.
Angelina Grimke Weld was born to a wealthy South Carolina plantation owner. Her family was well-known, political, educated. Yet, as a young woman she became involved with the crusade to abolish slavery. For a time she left her Episcopal Church and became a Quaker. She moved away from her pla…