Category Archives: American Civil War

Like No One’s Watching You

A few months ago [1], I commented that for the first time I had realized I was disabled as a result of having to fill out a document at work that happened to have one of the conditions I am … Continue reading

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The Price Of Heresy

Some years ago [1], I read a book written by a libertarian which promoted itself, falsely, as being a book about the “real” Abraham Lincoln when it was nothing of the kind.  At the time, I was content to give … Continue reading

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Lopping And Cropping

Sometimes, less is more.  The famous novelist Jane Austen [1] was known to be somewhat coy about her writing methods, crafting among the most witty novels to be written in the English language, novels known for their fantastic sense of … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The California Gold Rush And The Coming Of The Civil War

The California Gold Rush And The Coming Of The Civil War, by Leonard L. Richards, read by Jeff Riggenbach The role of the West Coast in the course of the Civil War and its outbreak has often been forgotten, but … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Abraham Lincoln: A Presidential Life

Abraham Lincoln:  A Presidential Life, by James M. McPherson, narrated by John McDonough This immensely short book (only two cds) manages to give the listener a pleasant experience and a worthwhile one.  Those readers who enjoy reading a great deal … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: With Lee In Virginia

With Lee In Virginia, by G.A. Henty Some time ago a friend of mine gave this audiobook as a feast present, and a few other people got other volumes.  This particular volume is an audio theater reader with a talented … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: A More Civil War

A More Civil War:  How The Union Waged A Just War, by D.H. Dilbeck Now, I must candidly admit that I have not reviewed as many books for the Michigan War Studies Review as I have for other military journals … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Past We Share

The Past We Share:  An Illustrated History Of The British And American Peoples, edited by Peter Quennell and Alan Hodge This book is so obscure it doesn’t have an ISBN number.  In fact, I can say with some degree of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mr. Lincoln’s Washington

Mr. Lincoln’s Washington:  A Panorama Of Events In Washington From 1861 To 1865 Taken From Local Newspapers And With Over 250 Illustrations, by Stanley Kimmel I picked up this particular volume because it looked like a quirky Civil War book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crossroads Of Freedom: Antietam

Crossroads Of Freedom:  Antietam:  The Battle That Changed The Course Of The Civil War, by James M. McPherson Readers familiar with James McPherson as a military historian [1] are aware of the fact that there are at least two different … Continue reading

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