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Used Civil War books – great Christmas gifts!

Last night’s book signing, lecture, and reception for the official premiere of my new Human Interest Stories of the Gettysburg Campaign, Volume 2 went very well. We raised some money for a local historical preservation group, had some great conversation with old and new friends, sold some books, and ate very well! The free event at the York Emporium was a marvelous way to spend a cold December Friday night.

I spent quite a bit of time browsing owner and Civil War author Jim Lewin‘s massive inventory of used and new books (20,000+ in my guess, perhaps a lot more!). I noted with interest his strong selection of quality used Civil War titles. There are dozens and dozens of books that might make very good Christmas gifts for that ACW buff on your shopping list. For example, he has in stock Doris Kearns Goodwin’s excellent Team of Rivals, Glenn Tucker’s classic High Tide at Gettyburg, many venerable but excellent Bruce Catton books, Stephen Sears’ Gettysburg, and many others, including an original set of the Century Magazine subscription periodicals that later were reissued as Battles and Leaders.
Gift certificates are available if you have a hard time deciding what books to buy for that hard-to-please giftee this year. I plan to stop by and pick up a certificate for a friend. Check out this store – I guarantee you will be amazed at the sheer size of the place and the number and variety of books available!