Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: Robert E. Lee (Civil War Hero)

Robert E. Lee (Civil War Hero), by Jack Kavanagh and Eugene C. Murdoch Why do people need Robert E. Lee to be a hero?  There are no cottage industries to resurrect the military reputations of Cornwallis in the American Revolution … Continue reading

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Book Review: Robert E. Lee (See And Read)

Robert E. Lee (See And Read), by Ruby L. Radford If you want to find out where history gets screwed up, one of the most obvious places to look is books written for children.  Generally speaking, books written for more … Continue reading

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Book Review: Robert E. Lee (Great American Generals)

Robert E. Lee (Great American Generals), by Ian Hogg There are an awful lot of books written about Robert E. Lee that appear to be deliberately aimed at younger audiences.  It should be noted that while the Civil War is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Colette

Colette, by Joanna Richardson Is French author Colette someone worth knowing about in vivid detail?  Before you read a book like this, if you are not a fast reader, this is a question well worth asking.  Many people will not … Continue reading

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Book Review: Colette

Colette, by Nicole Ward Jouve One of the tragedies of this book is the way that the author demonstrates the difficulty of moving beyond the dichotomies that are so common in categorizing people.  Colette herself as a writer has been … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gigi And The Cat

Gigi And The Cat, by Colette This book is a collection of two novellas, both of which give some idea of the sharp-eyed way that the author was able to look at the lives of characters in less than ideal … Continue reading

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Book Review: Abraham Lincoln: Prairie Lawyer

Abraham Lincoln:  Prairie Lawyer, by John J. Duff Abraham Lincoln’s career as a lawyer is one of those strange areas of history that many historians tangle with at one point or another.  This author has high views of Lincoln as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Abraham Lincoln: The Lawyer-Statesman

Abraham Lincoln:  The Lawyer-Statesman, by John T. Richards Even though the author was the head of the Chicago Bar, this book reads as if it was written by a Southerner who is moderately fine with Abraham Lincoln but strongly anti-abolitionist … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln The Lawyer

Lincoln The Lawyer, by Frederick Trevor Hill One of the more fascinating and obscure aspects of Lincoln’s career is his time as a lawyer, and at least a few books have been written about this subject [1].  That said, although … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln And His Generals

Lincoln And His Generals, by Clarence Edward Macartney Is this book necessary?  To be fair, there are a lot of books about Abraham Lincoln in existence, many of which I happen to have read and reviewed and many more of … Continue reading

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