Saturday, January 8, 2011

Bookstore Finds

On the way back to Oklahoma, my mom and I stopped at Recycled Books in Denton, Texas. It had been several years since I had last shopped there, and I was in for a pleasant surprise. The Civil War section has always been a large one, but since I last visited it has probably increased in size by 30%. So, it took awhile to peruse the many Civil War titles. It was difficult to restrain myself, but I parted with about $80.00 to purchase the following titles plus one murder mystery:

Edmonds, David C. Yankee Autumn In Acadiana: A Narrative of the Great Texas Overland Expedition through Southwestern Louisiana, October-December 1863 (hardcover)

Girardi, Robert I. ed. Campaigning with Uncle Billy: The Civil War Memoirs of Sgt. Lyman S. Widney, 34th Illinois Volunteer Infantry (paperback)

Josephy, Alvin M., Jr., The Civil War In The American West (hardcover)

McGowen, Stanley S. Horse Sweat and Powder Smoke: The First Texas Cavalry in the Civil War (hardcover)

Ragan, Mark K. Submarine Warfare In The Civil War (paperback)

Rosenblatt, Emil and Ruth, eds., Hard Marching Every Day: The Civil War Letters of Private Wilbur Fisk, 1861-1865 (hardcover)

So many books, so little time…


  1. Jane,
    I'm guessing the bulk of that $80 went into Yankee Autumn. I've never seen one for sale online in Fine condition (some day I'd like to replace my softcover reprint), so I hope you lucked out.

  2. Drew,
    The book jacket on the copy that I purchased is in rather worn condition, and there are some occasional underlinings in the book. certainly is not a "fine" copy, however, it cost $15.00 which I felt was a good price. I had never seen the book for sale in a used bookstore before, so I felt compelled to go ahead and buy it.