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Book Review: Judah Benjamin: Mystery Man Of The Confederacy

Judah Benjamin:  Mystery Man Of The Confederacy, by S.I. Neiman Judah Benjamin is an admittedly obscure person if one looks at the history of the Civil War.  Little is known or thought about him, and few books are written about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Robert E. Lee (See And Read)

Robert E. Lee (See And Read), by Ruby L. Radford If you want to find out where history gets screwed up, one of the most obvious places to look is books written for children.  Generally speaking, books written for more … Continue reading

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Book Review: In Memoriam: Maj. Gen. Samuel Ryan Curtis

In Memoriam:  Maj. Gen. Samuel Ryan Curtis, edited by anonymous Admittedly, this particular short book is highly repetitive.  After the sudden and unexpected death of Samuel Ryan Curtis, it did not take long for various people to write obituaries and … Continue reading

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Album Review: Here And Now

One of the occupational hazards of being a chart watcher is that one becomes aware of deals that are offered by artists looking to maximize their chart position.  So, the opportunity to get an album of Kenny Chesney originals for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Frederick Douglass: Freedom’s Force

Frederick Douglass:  Freedom’s Force, by Melva Lawson Ware Of the three books I read about Douglass’ life, this was the one that was the most complete and it is certainly an interesting and noteworthy one that is easy to appreciate.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Writings Of Abraham Lincoln: Volume 4

The Writings Of Abraham Lincoln:  Volume 4:  The Lincoln-Douglas Debates II, by Abraham Lincoln This volume covers the last four of the Lincoln-Douglas debates and by this time in the reading the reader is likely familiar with the pattern that … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On An Unusual Passover

By the time you read this, the Passover will have finished, but at the time I write this I am getting ready this evening and reflecting and eating dinner and preparing for the Passover.  Admittedly, this Passover is one of … Continue reading

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On The Not Entirely Unforeseen Consequences Of Quarantine

It is strange but not entirely surprising that I should find a fair amount of articles that relate to some of the effects of quarantining and how they are not always positive.  In fact, I would like to comment on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Influenza 1918

Influenza 1918:  The Worst Epidemic In American History, by Lynette Iezzoni Reading about the horrific and massively deadly influenza epidemic of 1918 is a bit too topical of reading given the contemporary climate, but I have always liked to read … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cells And Cities

Cells And Cities, by Joseph B. Casey [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Reedsy Discovery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] On the positive side, this book is a creative attempt by the author to justify … Continue reading

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