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Book Review: The Confidential Agent

The Confidential Agent, by Graham Greene I have to admit that although this book was a bit long at 300 pages (long because the text itself would suggest the book should be shorter), there is a lot to enjoy here.  … Continue reading

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Lost In The Wilderness

It was the setting of the sun that finally let me know that we were lost.  We were as lost as the armies of the Civil War that had found themselves twice in major battles in this wilderness of Virginia.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Adamalui

Adamalui:  A Survivor’s Journey From Civil Wars In Africa To Life In America, by Joseph Kaifala [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Turner Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Despite our obvious differences in backgrounds, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Enemy Never Came

The Enemy Never Came:  The Civil War In The Pacific Northwest, by Scott McArthur This book is a rough sort of work, written by a competent historian who nevertheless falls short of the most eloquent practitioners in his craft.  As … Continue reading

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Book Review: Battle Town

Battle Town, by Richard Buxton [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BooksGoSocial.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It should be noted at the outset that this book is technically a standalone short story, and an … 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: 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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Book Review: Gettysburg: The Story Of The Battle With Maps

Gettysburg:  The Story Of The Battle With Maps, by the Editors of Stackpole Books If you enjoy looking at maps and getting a sense of the Battle of Gettysburg with a strong focus on possibility and the visual representation of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln’s Christianity

Lincoln’s Christianity, by Michael Burkhimer Towards the beginning of this book, the author makes a plea for mercy when he states that he is a liberal Catholic, something he amply demonstrates, and that he hopes he is not judged for … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Colors Of Courage

The Colors Of Courage:  Gettysburg’s Forgotten History:  Immigrants, Women, And African-Americans In The Civil War’s Defining Battle, by Margaret S. Creighton My own long-standing concern about the way that social histories telling the stories of supposedly subaltern groups notwithstanding, this … Continue reading

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