Category Archives: American Civil War

Book Review: Abraham Lincoln: Great American Historians On Our Sixteenth President

Abraham Lincoln:  Great American Historians On Our Sixteenth President:  A C-Span Book, edited by Brian Lamb and Susan Swain Before you read this book, you should be aware that this is not a book about Abraham Lincoln by historians, not … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln For President

Lincoln For President:  An Unlikely Candidate, An Audacious Strategy, And the Victory No One Saw Coming, by Bruce Chadwick As someone who has read many books about Abraham Lincoln [1], I am always intrigued when someone tries to find something … Continue reading

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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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