Category Archives: American Civil War

Book Review: Civil War Command & Strategy

Civil War Command & Strategy: The Process Of Victory And Defeat, by Archer Jones This book is an interesting one, and it has an interesting approach in that it looks at the campaigns of the Civil War with an eye … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Politics Of Command

The Politics Of Command: Factions And Ideas In Confederate Strategy, by Thomas Lawrence Connolly and Archer Jones There are a few people at least who will read this book and miss what I think is the worth and enjoyment of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Retreat To Victory?

Retreat To Victory?: Confederate Strategy Reconsidered, by Robert G. Tanner Would a Fabian strategy have served the Confederacy well? This is a question that is commonly asked by students of the Civil War as the size of the Confederacy and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Legacy: Treasures Of Black History

Legacy: Treasures Of Black History, edited by Thomas C. Battle and Donna M. Wells There is an issue with a book like this that demonstrates the hazards of institutions seeking to conflate a subject of general interest to readers with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Slavery And The Making Of America

Slavery And The Making Of America, by James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton In reading a book like this, one has to be aware of the fact that the authors almost always bring some sort of biased perspective into … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dakota War Whoop Or, Indian Massacres and War in Minnesota

Dakota War Whoop Or, Indian Massacres and War in Minnesota, by Harriet Bishop This book is one of a couple of books that I have read about the Dakota War, and it must be admitted that this is not the … Continue reading

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Book Review: History Of The Sioux War And Massacres Of 1862 And 1863

History Of The Sioux War And Massacres Of 1862 And 1863, by Isaac Heard Around the time of the Sioux Wars there was at least some demand for books that brought news of the conflict to far-off corners of the … 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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