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Book Review: Ambrose Bierce’s Civil War

Ambrose Bierce’s Civil War, edited and with an introduction by William McCann, by Ambrose Bierce Having already read many of Ambrose Bierce’s civil war stories in other collections, much of this work was already familiar to me.  Those who are … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sardonic Humor Of Ambrose Bierce

The Sardonic Humor Of Ambrose Bierce, edited by George Barkin I must admit, I’m a fan of the sardonic humor of Ambrose Bierce.  Despite our very different religious worldviews, the author was a public enemy of cant and hypocrisy and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ambrose Bierce And The Death Of Kings

Ambrose Bierce And The Death Of Kings, by Oakley Hall Did you know that noted cynic and general sourpuss was the hero of a series of mystery novels set in and around San Francisco?  I didn’t either, until reading this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ambrose Bierce’s Write It Right

Ambrose Bierce’s Write It Right, by Ambroe Bierce and Jan Freeman This is a complicated book.  That is not necessarily a bad thing, but it is not necessarily a good thing as well.  Once upon a time I came across … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge And Other Stories

An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge And Other Stories, by Ambrose Bierce This is a stellar collection of short stories.  I must admit to being somewhat late to enjoying the writing of Ambrose Bierce, but this short book certainly provides … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Devil’s Dictionary

The Devil’s Dictionary:  Complete And Unabridged, by Ambrose Bierce The author was a Civil War veteran and a notoriously sardonic man most famous for this book.  This book is evidence that even when someone is deliberately trying to be on … Continue reading

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