snow day homework
February 7, 2010 § Leave a comment
From Friday to Saturday, I finished reading two books for my graduate class:
An excellent historical work. It was a huge improvement over the ponderous Lee’s Lieutenants. While at times Glatthaar skips confusingly around the timeline, he makes up for it with a clear, concise, exciting history of the Army of Northern Virginia. The reader never tires, because the author not only looks at military movements and tactics, but also the psychology of the Confederate soldier.
To be fair, parts of this book offered fascinating insights into the causes of the Civil War. However, the book spirals into feminist diatribe a few too many times for my taste.