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Jan van der Laan
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I like to read about the game I play. I recently purchased Forged in Fire: The 1862 Peninsula Campaign and need a recommendation for a good read about the Peninsula Campaign. When I played Gettysburg: Badges of Courage I read Stephen W. Sears "Gettysburg" and playing Sam Grant and Bobby Lee lead to reading Shelby Footes and Bruce Cattons well-known, comprehensive and narrative 3-volume works about the American Civil War.

What book(s) can you recommend to accompany me while playing the Peninsula Campaign? I prefer something similar to abovementioned works in view as well as in depth.
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Tim Korchnoi
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Here are two books I enjoyed:

To the Gates of Richmond by Stephen W. Sears. Sears is always good reading.
The Richmond Campaign of 1862 edited by Gallagher. This is a collection of essays about the campaign rather than a narrative approach.
Hope these help you out!
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Tim
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I will second To the Gates ot Richmond as a great read. Sears also has a number of other excellent ACW books, Chancellorsville being one of his best.
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I was greatly impressed by Stephen W. Sears' "Gettysburg" and I've therefor ordered his "To the Gates of Richmond".

Thanks for your recommendations!
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Robert Wesley
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awww! Here I was thinking that YOU had meant about the "Napoleonic Peninsular" kind!
 
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actually i got a book out of the library called 'forged in fire' after getting and playing the game by that name.
 
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