Category Archives: American Civil War

Book Review: Plessy v. Furgeson (Landmark Supreme Court Cases)

Plessy v. Furgeson (Landmark Supreme Court Cases), by David Cates You really don’t need to read three books on the case of Plessy v. Furgeson, but that is what I did the day I read this book.  That is not … Continue reading

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Book Review: Separate

Separate:  The Story Of Plessy v. Ferguson, And America’s Journey From Slavery To Segregation, by Steve Luxenberg Given the fact that the author works for the Washington Post, a newspaper that is better used for litter boxes and toilet paper … Continue reading

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Ulysses S. Grant And The Logistical Approach To War

When we look at the course of the Civil War, it is obvious that logistics played a major role in how the war was fought and won or lost by its combatants.  Different aspects of the Civil War demonstrate the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Coming Fury

The Coming Fury (The Centennial History Of The Civil War #1), by Bruce Catton This book is one I read somewhat out of order, it being the third book I read in the series after having read the second and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Never Call Retreat

Never Call Retreat (The Centennial History Of The Civil War #3), by Bruce Catton Even though in general I consider the end of the Civil War to be a best case scenario (which the author agrees with), there is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grant Takes Command

Grant Takes Command, by Bruce Catton The second book in a series of two books about Grant’s leadership, it is a shame that my library system does not have the first book (Grant Moves South), so I read this as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Terrible Swift Sword

Terrible Swift Sword (The Centennial History Of The Civil War #2), by Bruce Catton It is remarkable to note that Bruce Catton wrote several parallel histories of the American Civil War.  Growing up as a kid I was most familiar … Continue reading

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Book Review: John Ransom’s Andersonville Diary

John Ransom’s Anderson Diary:  Life Inside The Civil War’s Most Infamous Prison, with an introduction by Bruce Catton Admittedly, this particular book is a classic because of what John Ransom wrote about his own experiences in Andersonville (and before that … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Stillness At Appomattox

The Army Of The Potomac:  A Stillness At Appomattox, by Bruce Catton This last book of a series detailing the experience of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War ends on a strange note.  It is almost as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Engineering Victory

Engineering Victory:  How Technology Won The Civil War, by Thomas F. Army Jr. As is often the case in books like this, I think that the author is overselling his point a little bit, but only slightly.  In stark contrast … Continue reading

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