Books That Inspire 2003

Reflections on the Civil War
Bruce Catton

I once thought our “war between the states” was 200 years old and boring. Then I read the late Bruce Catton’s Reflections on the Civil War. Now my Civil War library numbers more than 100 titles. One might say that I was inspired. Catton, a Pulitzer Prize winning historian, possessed an unusually lucid pen that made history jump off the page. This perfect entrée to the Civil War bypasses the standards of military and political study to expose the heart, spirit and motives of the people so central to one of our country’s most tragic and important events.
Kenny Mossman
Assistant Athletics Director