Category Archives: American Civil War

Book Review: Six Encounters With Lincoln

Six Encounters With Lincoln:  A President Confronts Democracy And Its Demons, by Elizabeth Brown Pryor If you want a book that demonstrates in its clearest form the sort of chronological snobbery that tends to infect Progressives, especially of the kind … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blood On The Moon

Blood On The Moon:  The Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln, by Edward Steers Jr I must admit that although I read a great many books about Abraham Lincoln, I must admit that his assassination has not been the part of his … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fabric Of America

The Fabric Of America:  How Our Borders And Boundaries Shaped The Country And Forged Our National Identity, by Andro Linklater I must admit that while there were aspects of this author’s approach that I didn’t particularly appreciate–like his assumption that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Land Of Lincoln

Land Of Lincoln:  Adventures In Abe’s America, by Andrew Ferguson As someone who reads a great deal of books about Abraham Lincoln, it is pretty clear that I would likely fall into the category of being a buff, as this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln Raw

Lincoln Raw:  A Biographical Novel, by D.L. Fowler [Note:  This book was provided without charge by Author’s Den.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone who reads a lot about Abraham Lincoln [1], I viewed this book with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Our One Common Country

Our One Common Country:  Abraham Lincoln And The Hampton Roads Peace Conference Of 1865, by James B. Conroy The author states in the acknowledgements section at the end of this book that no one had ever written a book on … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Enemy Never Came

The Enemy Never Came:  The Civil War In The Pacific Northwest, by Scott McArthur This book is a rough sort of work, written by a competent historian who nevertheless falls short of the most eloquent practitioners in his craft.  As … Continue reading

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I’m Not Listening

In the 1790’s, a ferocious period of partisanship as well as a foreign war scare involving Great Britain and France led to the passsing of Alien & Sedition laws that made it a crime to speak out against the president … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln Unbound

Lincoln Unbound:  How An Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved The American Dream–And How We Can Do It Again, by Rich Lowry This book was a pleasure to read, and a bit surprisingly so.  As someone who reads a distressingly large amount … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln: A President For The Ages

Lincoln:  A President For The Ages, edited by Karl Weber I certainly agree with the title of this book that Abraham Lincoln was a president for the ages, but this is certainly not a book for the ages.  Written and … Continue reading

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