Category Archives: Military History

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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Under Siege

As I was working today, a news alert showed up saying that North Korea had fired a missile only two weeks after its latest nuclear test.  Some time later the missile was reported to have sailed over Japan and sank … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Miracle Of Father Kapaun

The Miracle Of Father Kapaun:  Priest, Soldier, And Korean War Hero, by Roy Wenzl and Travis Heying During my undergraduate studies I took a course in British and Irish history to 1200 AD that included the reading of various kinds … Continue reading

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Quos Deus Vult Perdere, Prius Dementat

One of the great tragedies of historical reputation is the way that people think of King Louis XVI and Queen Antoinette the way their libelous critics thought of them, as monarchs who had no concern for the fate of their … Continue reading

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Big Machine

Not too long ago, I watched a music-related YouTube channel I follow and the person had listed their favorite songs by the Goo Goo Dolls that had appeared on a particular Billboard Chart, I believe it was the Adult Rock … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Civil War Notebook Of Daniel Chisholm

The Civil War Notebook Of Daniel Chisholm:  A Chronicle Of Daily Life In The Union Army 1864-1865, edited by W. Springer Menge and J. August Shimrak As an undergraduate student I was required to read a diary of a German … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Railroads Of The Confederacy

The Railroads Of The Confederacy, by Robert C. Black III I love a book with a happy ending, although given the difference between the depth of coverage about the first year of the Civil War and the remaining three, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Poets Of World War II

Poets Of World War II, edited by Harvey Shapiro I was very disappointed by this read.  I am certainly no stranger to reading about World War II, nor to reading books of poetry [1].  Yet there is a great disconnect … Continue reading

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Book Review: Poets Of The Civil War

Poets Of The Civil War, edited by J.D. McClatchy The Civil War presents the writer or editor of a work such as this with a difficult challenge.  Ever since post-Reconstruction period it has been common to see the blue and … Continue reading

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Book Review: In The Presence Of Mine Enemies

In The Presence Of Mine Enemies:  The Civil War In The Heart Of America:  1869-1863, by Edward L. Ayers Although I have some questions about the author’s framing of his narrative, which stops abruptly just before the Battle of Gettysburg, … Continue reading

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