The list author says: "Just a few of my favorite books off the top of my head. You won't find much classic literature, which I do love, but maybe another list is required for that. Also, please check out my seperate lists for science fiction/fantasy"
"Even if you think you know everything there is to know about the Civil War you will absolutely love this book. This is no boring scholarly thing either. The historical figures are fully realized and it is totally gripping even if we all know how Gettysburg turned out"