Sunday, December 23, 2012

Reading List: None Died in Vain

None Died In Vain
by Robert Leckie

As with a number of other books I've read in the past year, I'm dipping back into history with this one, and as we're celebrating the hundred fiftieth anniversary of it, I'm glad that I've finally hit the Civil War.  This is a favorite obsession with many Americans, and at least one of my blogging associates.  These guys know the conflict backwards and forward, all the famous names and battlefields and campaigns.  I know most of it, too, but it's always nice to refresh the memory.  So far I've once again been reminded that the great conflict of the 19th century may very well have been the one with Mexico, which has been deemed the proving ground for the Civil War by some historians, the last necessary bit of instigation needed to make it happen and where the great generals forged themselves.  More to follow...

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard the idea that the conflict with Mexico was the proving ground for the Civil War, but it makes sense. This is an era I'm not too familiar with, my interests having been centered on other times.

    Thanks for stopping by the Pikes Peak Writers blog!

    Shannon at Writing From the Peak


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