Category Archives: American Civil War

Book Review: The Civil War Military Machine

The Civil War Military Machine:  Weapons And Tactics Of The Union And Confederate Armed Forces, by Ian Drury & Tony Gibbons This book was an easy one to appreciate, and is likely one that would be appreciated by any others … Continue reading

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Book Review: Armies South, Armies North

Armies South, Armies North:  The Military Force Of The Civil War Compared And Contrasted, by Alan Axelrod This book attempts a difficult task, and that is attempting to quantify in some sort of rating the strengths and weaknesses of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Soldiers Of The Civil War

Soldiers Of The Civil War, by Tim Roche This particular book is an example of the trend for historians (sometimes even academic historians) to write and consult on books on the Civil War aimed at young readers.  To be sure, … Continue reading

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Book Review: With Malice Toward Some

With Malice Toward Some:  Treason And Loyalty In The Civil War Era, by William A. Blair It is useful to remember what history looks like before it happens, so that we do not project our understanding of the past back … Continue reading

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Book Review: Clouds Of Glory: The Life And Legend Of Robert E. Lee

Clouds Of Glory:  The Life And Legend Of Robert E. Lee, by Michael Korda It is interesting that the author had previously written a book about Grant, as Grant and Lee form a natural pair when it comes to examining … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lost Indictment Of Robert E. Lee

The Lost Indictment Of Robert E. Lee, by John Reeves It is unusual, perhaps even remarkable, that despite the fact that Robert E. Lee was widely recognized as a heroic figure in the Civil War (despite choosing the wrong side), … Continue reading

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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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