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BOOKSHELF: A must-have for Civil war buffs
A friend recently shared “Manassas: A Battlefield Guide,” and it proves itself the indispensable companion for the 1861 and 1862 battle sites. Written by Ethan S. Rafuse, one of the nation’s best military historians, this trade paperback from University of Nebraska Press belongs in every serious visitor’s knapsack. Using great maps, Rafuse improves on the Army’s guide to these fields,
providing hours of detail along the traditional driving route, with concise narrative about terrain, people and decisions—and what the fighting meant.
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