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 Manassas1’s list of the Top 7 Shiloh Books.
My list of favoite Shiloh books include:
1. Shiloh: Bloody April by Wiley Sword (1988). Good account of the battle and easy for beginners, as well as long time civil war students, to read.
2. This Great Battlefield of Shiloh: History, Memory, and the Establishment of a Civil War National Military Park by Timothy B. Smith (2004) As someone who enjoys the history of the momumentation of civil war battlefields and the civilians who lived in the area during the battle, this book ranks high on my list
3. Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862 by O. Edward Cunningham ((2007) A very good dissertation on the battle.
4. Shiloh: A Novel by Shelby Foote (1952) Who doesn’t like anything written by Shelby Foote?
5. Shiloh: In Hell before Night by James Lee McDonough (1977) This book provided answers to some of my early questions on the battle.
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