Category Archives: American Civil War

Sometimes Quantity Is Its Own Quality

From time to time I find myself somewhat amazed on social media at the amount of people who want to be connected to me.  There are some people (I may be considered among them) who are friend collectors who like … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Am Harriet Tubman

I Am Harriet Tubman, by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos As someone who has read a lot of books aimed at children by the author, it is nice when the author switches up his usual behaviors and does something … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Am Abraham Lincoln

I Am Abraham Lincoln, by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos It is perhaps unfair to judge a book clearly aimed at children by the standards of someone who has read dozens of books about Abraham Lincoln [1].  Yet we … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ripples Of Battle

Ripples Of Battle:  How Wars Of The Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think, by Victor Davis Hanson This book has a deeply poignant feel to it that makes it a very worthwhile book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Engraved On The Heart

Engraved On The Heart:  A Novel, by Tara Johnson [Note:  This novel was provided free of charge by Tyndale House Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This is precisely the sort of Civil War romantic fiction that I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Civil War

The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Civil War, by H.W. Crocker III This book suffers from all of the problems that one would expect from a book that tries to take up the side of the Confederacy.  None of this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gunfire At Gettysburg

Gunfine At Gettysburg (Chose Your Own Adventure #151), by Doug Wilhelm Once upon a time I was very fond of reading choose your own adventure novels [1], although I do not remember ever reading this one.  I requested this book … Continue reading

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The Problem Of Simultaneous Fronts

From time to time I note [1] that sometimes the most ideal way to solve a problem is to make it bigger.  This is contrary to the usual expectation.  Normally, we like to solve a problem by making it smaller … Continue reading

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Days Gone By

Yesterday night, a friend of mine posted on my Facebook page a photograph of a mildly embarrassing poem I had written as a teenager.  Despite the fact that I found the poem to be slightly cringy, I had to admit … Continue reading

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Book Review: F Street Mess

F Street Mess:  How Southern Senators Rewrote The Kansas-Nebraska Act, by Alice Elizabeth Malavasic This book is an interesting book on the institutional power of the Senate that looks at the period leading up to the Civil War [1].  The … Continue reading

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