Strike The Tent...
10 June 2006
  New Books (To Me)
I received a Barnes & Noble gift card from my older sister as a graduation gift, and it's been burning a hole on my wallet ever since. I got the chance on Thursday to make the trek (20 miles) to the nearest B&N, and came away with two new additions to my library. A hardcover edition of John D. Billings' "Hard Tack and Coffee" was a nice find at $9.98. First published in 1888, "Hard Tack And Coffee" is Billings' absorbing first-person account of the everyday life of a U.S. Army soldier during the Civil War. It looks to be a good choice. The other book I purchased was "Never Call Retreat," by Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen. I paid $14.95 for a softcover edition. I have the first two books by these gentlemen, and have been yearning for this one for a while. I'm generally not a big fan of reading alternate Civil War histories, because I have found that if you read too many, facts and fiction begin to blend and sometimes you're not sure what the real story was in your own mind. I always read these books with an open mind, and try to re-read the actual events as soon as possible after I lay down their book(s).
 
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