The Gentle Madness and the Art of War
February 1, 2010 12:17 PM   Subscribe

With Sword and Pen is an interesting and well-done blog that celebrates "First Edition, Rare, Small Press, and Collectible Books Pertaining to the American Civil War." posted by marxchivist (2 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Very cool post. I'm just finishing listening to first volume of Foote's 3 volume Civil War history, having had my interest whetted by Team of Rivals and The Case of Abraham Lincoln, so your timing is serendipity for me.
posted by bearwife at 12:37 PM on February 1, 2010

Since discovering this post (maybe one of my favorite all-time Metafilter posts), I've been reading The Last Full Measure, which I learned about in this comment.

Now these blogs present new, deep, interesting Civil War history. I'm glad I was introduced to the crazy story of Pauline Cushman-Fryer - a Union Spy.

What I'm getting at is that Metafilter has given me more understanding of the Civil War than 12 years of public school education, 4 years of undergraduate study, and a Masters degree.

So, um, yeah. Thanks!
posted by elmer benson at 8:58 PM on February 1, 2010

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