The recent Civil War Bloggers Top 10 Gettysburg Books list turned out well, so well that I immediately contacted the members of the Shiloh Discussion Group to see if they would join me in creating another combined list, this time of the Top 7 Shiloh books, which will appear this August at TOCWOC on a permanent page designed for this event. SDG members have been posting their lists of the Top 7 Shiloh books over the last month with a deadline of August 1. The following is SDG group member 54th OVI’s list of the Top 7 Shiloh Books.
At the top of my Shiloh list would be a trio of Tim Smith books:
1) Shiloh & the Western Campaign of 1862, edited by Tim & Gary Joiner
32 maps! Very appreciative that Smith, Joiner & Savas-Beatie chose to publish Cunningham’s dissertation.
2) This Great Battlefield of Shiloh
3) The Untold Story of Shiloh: The Battle & the Battlefield
Then 3 which seem to be on everyone’s list:
4) Shiloh: The Battle that Changed the Civil War — by Larry Daniel
5) Shiloh: Bloody April — by Wiley Sword
I do not, however, like the way that Sword compares Shiloh to Pearl Harbor. Doesn’t work for me.
6) Shiloh — In Hell Before Night — by McDonough
Maybe the most readable of them all but lacking in the bibliography department, IMHO.
And then one I do not own:
7) Battle of Shiloh & the Organizations Engaged — by D. W. Reed
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