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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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Book Review: Hallowed Ground

Hallowed Ground:  A Walk At Gettysburg, by James M. McPherson As a result of reading quite a few books by the author [1], I have come to the understanding that James McPherson writes a great deal of short and topical … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sherman Invades Georgia

Sherman Invades Georgia:  Planning The North Georgia Campaign Using A Modern Perspective, by John R. Scales When I picked up this book from the library I was a bit surprised to find that it had been published by the Naval … Continue reading

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Book Review: Appomattox 1865

Appomattox 1865:  Lee’s Last Campaign, by Ron Field, illustrated by Adam Hook Although I am a prolific reader of books relating to the American Civil War and have been since my youth, I have not read very much of the … Continue reading

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