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Book Review: Clouds Of Glory: The Life And Legend Of Robert E. Lee

Clouds Of Glory:  The Life And Legend Of Robert E. Lee, by Michael Korda It is interesting that the author had previously written a book about Grant, as Grant and Lee form a natural pair when it comes to examining … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Coming Fury

The Coming Fury (The Centennial History Of The Civil War #1), by Bruce Catton This book is one I read somewhat out of order, it being the third book I read in the series after having read the second and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Never Call Retreat

Never Call Retreat (The Centennial History Of The Civil War #3), by Bruce Catton Even though in general I consider the end of the Civil War to be a best case scenario (which the author agrees with), there is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grant Takes Command

Grant Takes Command, by Bruce Catton The second book in a series of two books about Grant’s leadership, it is a shame that my library system does not have the first book (Grant Moves South), so I read this as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Terrible Swift Sword

Terrible Swift Sword (The Centennial History Of The Civil War #2), by Bruce Catton It is remarkable to note that Bruce Catton wrote several parallel histories of the American Civil War.  Growing up as a kid I was most familiar … Continue reading

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Book Review: John Ransom’s Andersonville Diary

John Ransom’s Anderson Diary:  Life Inside The Civil War’s Most Infamous Prison, with an introduction by Bruce Catton Admittedly, this particular book is a classic because of what John Ransom wrote about his own experiences in Andersonville (and before that … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Stillness At Appomattox

The Army Of The Potomac:  A Stillness At Appomattox, by Bruce Catton This last book of a series detailing the experience of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War ends on a strange note.  It is almost as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Engineering Victory

Engineering Victory:  How Technology Won The Civil War, by Thomas F. Army Jr. As is often the case in books like this, I think that the author is overselling his point a little bit, but only slightly.  In stark contrast … Continue reading

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Book Review: Technology And The Civil War

Technology And The Civil War, by Shane Mountjoy It is hard to know whether to judge a book like this harshly for passing along several mistaken views (such as the claim that the Union fought a “total war” instead of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mr. Lincoln’s High-Tech War

Mr. Lincoln’s High-Tech War:  How The North Used The Telegraph, Railroads, Surveillance Balloons, Ironclads, High-Powered Weapons, And More To Win The Civil War, by Thomas B. Allen & Roger MacBride Allen I would have had more reasonable expectations going into … Continue reading

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