Category Archives: American History

Book Review: Faces Of Revolution

Faces Of Revolution: Personalities And Themes In The Struggle For American Independence, by Bernard Bailyn This book, if a relatively obscure one within the author’s body of work, demonstrates why it is that Bailyn is such a reliably excellent author … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ride The Devil’s Herd

Ride The Devil’s Herd: Wyatt Earp’s Epic Battle Against The West’s Biggest Outlaw Gang, by John Boessenecker This is a book that is strangely relevant to our own times in ways that appear to make the author deeply uncomfortable. The … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: DC Talk

On the face of it, DC Talk would not be the sort of band that has an obvious case to get into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They are one of the most obvious examples of a one-hit … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Trials Of Laura Fair

The Trials Of Laura Fair: Sex, Murder, And Insanity In The Victorian West, by Carole Haber, read by Pam Ward This book greatly irritated me, and a large part of this book’s problems is the fact that the author simultaneously … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lone Star Rising

Lone Star Rising: The Revolutionary Birth of the Texas Republic, by William C. Davis One of the aspects of this book that is particularly interesting is the context that this book provides to the Texan Revolution. In fact, this book … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Battle Of Shiloh

The Battle of Shiloh, by Joseph W. Rich The reader who takes on this book should be forewarned that it is a very pro-Grant account of the Battle of Shiloh. I do not find this objectionable in the least, in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pittsburg Landing And The Investment Of Corinth

Pittsburg Landing And The Investment Of Corinth, by Orville James Victor This book is a particularly interesting one because it combines two elements together that are frequently viewed, if at all, in isolation. Indeed, one of the strengths of this … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Story Of The Battle of Shiloh

The Story Of The Battle Of Shiloh, by Zachary Kent One of the aspects of this book that is disappointing, at least a little bit, is the way that this book chooses to allocate its limited space. This is a … Continue reading

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The Civil War Diary 1862-1865 Of Charles H. Lynch

The Civil War Diary 1862-1865 of Charles H. Lynch, 18th Connecticut Volunteers, by Charles H. Lynch One of the more notable aspects of the Civil War is the way that it is viewed by ordinary soldiers. Charles H. Lynch, during … Continue reading

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Book Review: Turn Backward, O Time

Turn Backward, O Time: The Civil War Diary Of Amanda Shelton, by Kathleen S. Hanson Among the more praiseworthy aspects of the growing attention to primary historical sources by female writers is a book like this one, which is of … Continue reading

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