Category Archives: American Civil War

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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Book Review: Lincoln’s Last Trial

Lincoln’s Last Trial:  The Murder Case That Propelled Him To The Presidency, by Dan Abrams [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not … Continue reading

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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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