Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Jay Winik's six favorite books

Jay Winik's new book is 1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History. One of his six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson

The finest single-volume work on the Civil War out there. Written with verve and panache, it's filled with rich character portraits and fresh interpretations of the key political, social, and military events. I loved this book when I wrote April 1865, and love it still.
Read about the other books on the list.

Battle Cry of Freedom is among Ric Burns' six favorite books and Malcolm Jones's eleven best books on the Civil War.

--Marshal Zeringue