SO YOU WANT TO BE A SOLDIER: HOW TO GET STARTED IN CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTING. 2004 by Shaun C. Grenan, Introduction and Edited by Patrick A. Schroeder. This book answers the seemingly endless questions that flood the mind when getting started in this hobby -- questions like: What do I need? How do I get my gear? Where do I get it? Who do I get it from? How much does it cost? What do I need to bring for food rations at an event? How do I make hardtack? What about drill and loading a musket? Re-enacting today has something for everyone. And for some, it's a chance to get away from the job or home and lose themselves in the past. For others, it is something they can do with family or friends. For the younger generation, re-enacting instills a sense of history and offers a chance to learn more than what can be taught in the classroom. The belief that "history is boring" quickly fades on a re-enacting battlefield or amidst a living history demonstration. This book is essential for the Civil War re-enacting community. 80 pages, 5 x 8 1/2 soft cover ISBN 1-889246-19-0.