Thursday, March 29, 2007

Wanted: A Couple of Good Books

If anyone happens to see either of the following two books at a decent price in their travels, please let me know. Both are rather expensive on Amazon, and I haven’t lucked across them in local libraries or used bookstores. I understand the Price book being expensive, but the Davis book was last published in 1994. I’ll need both of them eventually to pursue this project. Unfortunately the Price book hasn’t been digitized yet.

Davis, Sidney M. Common Soldier, Uncommon War: Life as a Cavalryman in the Civil War. 1994.

Price, George F. Across the Continent with the Fifth Cavalry. 1883.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I have one line on the Price book at the moment, but it's pretty tenuous.


Eric Wittenberg said...


I have had a copy of the Davis book since 1994. It's long out of print and impossible to find. Perhaps we can figure out a solution.


Don said...

It's possible to find, just expensive. There are 6 on Amazon (a couple of them even 'new'), they just start at $108 and go up. I'll send you an email and we can discuss it more, I'm just trying to determine how useful it is vs the money vs other sources like the muster rolls for the regiments.
My library's growing exponentially, I probably just need to slow down a little and not try and find everything at once. I'm a couple of chapters into "Fighting Rebels and Redskins" right now and really enjoying it. It has the longest introduction I've ever seen, however.