Category Archives: American Civil War

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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Book Review: 1863 Civil War Diary

1863: 1863 Civil War Diary: James M. Hart, 7th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, edited and compiled by Jerry M. Easley In many ways, this book is somewhat disappointing. It is unfortunately all too common for a book like this one to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Life And Times Of Frederick Douglass

The Life And Times Of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass This is the third and longest of the autobiographies of Frederick Douglass and it raises some interesting questions for the reader. Like Leaves of Grass, Whitman’s sprawling poetic opus, this … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Course: Turning Points In American History

Great Courses: Turning Points In American History, by Professor Edward T. O’Donnell This is a course that I wanted to like more than I actually did. That isn’t to say that this is a terrible course, but considering that it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Generations Of Captivity

Generations Of Captivity: A History Of African-American Slaves, by Ira Berlin In reading this book I was reminded of my experiences in reading about the perspectives of other people about me that I knew to be very inaccurate but which … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Long Emancipation

The Long Emancipation: The Demise Of Slavery In The United States, by Ira Berlin This is a short book, and that is probably for the best, as it gets itself tied into knots regarding what it means concerning emancipation that … Continue reading

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