Journal of a graduate student in military history and the American Civil War

IUP Civil War and Lincoln Book Sale – Dude!

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If you hadn’t noticed, I am a hopeless book acquirer. But, like most folks, I am watching my book budget these days. That said, I found a sale going on this month over at Indiana University Press that has some awesome deals. To commemorate the Lincoln Bicentennial, they’ve put books on sale about both Lincoln and the Civil War.

There are some serious deals over there. Example: One of my favorite books, The American Civil War and the Origins of Modern Warfare by Edward Hagerman – FIVE BUCKs. And FREE SHIPPING – if you buy $25 or more (I discovered). I couldn’t help myself and didn’t have any trouble making the $25 threshold.

Note to self. Buy more bookshelves.



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  1. It’s really horrible having to cap your book-spending allowance, isn’t it? I’ve had to do that as well…

    A website you might be interested in is http://www.betterworld.com. I’ve picked up a lot of good books for really cheap there.


    February 15, 2009 at 3:28 pm

  2. Truly it is horrible.

    I’ve seen betterworld.com but haven’t been back to it for a while. Do they have history books?


    Rene Tyree

    February 15, 2009 at 4:04 pm

  3. Rene,

    I picked up five hardbacks myself from that sale. Indiana University Press is great about these, and unlike some other “sales”, this one is cut rate! I knew it was going to be a good one when I was excited before ever even leaving the $5 books!

    Brett Schulte

    February 15, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    • Brett,
      I could not agree more. I’m a little embarrassed to admit how many books I bought. Several are real classics. I picked up both of the Civil War Railroad books. My buddy the rail historian spoke highly of them both and is taking the opportunity pick up a copy of one or both himself.


      Rene Tyree

      February 15, 2009 at 11:53 pm

  4. Rene,

    They do actually have history books. They even have an entire section devoted to Civil War books with sub-sections under that: http://www.betterworld.com/Civil-War-C4868.aspx



    February 17, 2009 at 10:31 pm

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