Category Archives: Military History

Book Review: Lincoln And His Admirals

Lincoln And His Admirals, by Craig L. Symonds Although the naval history of the civil war is not something that is completely neglected by historians [1], it has definitely not received the same amount of attention as Lincoln’s relationship with … Continue reading

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Book Review: April 1865

April 1865: The Month That Saved America, by Jay Winik This book has been on my radar to read for a long time. I am no stranger to reading books or pondering about the end of the Civil War [1] … Continue reading

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Book Review: Copenhagen

Copenhagen, by Michael Frayn Those who know me are well aware of my own tendency to chronicle and overanalyze my frequent awkward conversations [1].  This play is basically the attempt through research and analysis to provide a decisive interpretation of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Correspondence Relating To The Massacre of Immigrants

Correspondence Relating To The Massacre of Immigrants: By the Snake Indians, in August, 1854 I am frequently on the lookout for the daily books published by Forgotten Books that they offer for free, as they can occasionally provide an excellent … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Being George Washington

Being George Washington:  The Indispensable Man As You’ve Never Seen, by Glenn Beck, read by Rom McLarty This book doesn’t have the feel of nonfiction.  I don’t say this as a bad thing; I am, perhaps, better read than many … Continue reading

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Lit Up Like The Fourth Of July

Admittedly, this was not my most memorable fourth of July ever.  Considering there are times I have spent the 4th of July in foreign countries seeking reminders of home [1] and had a day so memorable that I wrote a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lee & Grant

Lee & Grant:  Profiles In Leadership From The Battlefields Of Virginia, by Maj. Charles R. Bowery Jr., U.S. Army If you thought from the title of the book, or even the cover of the book, that this volume was a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Civil War And The Limits Of Destruction

The Civil War And The Limits Of Destruction, by Mark E. Neely, Jr. This book is revisionist history in the best way, and looks at some elements of the question of logistical warfare in the Civil War, an area of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Civil War: Strange & Fascinating Facts

The Civil War:  Strange & Fascinating Facts, by Burke Davis This book mostly lives up to its name.  The anecdotes and comments in this book are certainly strange and fascinating, although they are not necessarily facts.  The author passes along … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gettysburg: You Are There

Gettysburg:  You Are There, by Robert Clasby This book was instructive, which is perhaps a bit surprising given its utter simplicity.  The most interesting part of the book was the way the author discussed how he took photos and re-engineered … Continue reading

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