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Book Review: Chickamauga & Chattanooga

Chickamauga & Chattanooga:  The Battles That Doomed The Confederacy, by John Bowers It is unusual to read books on Civil War history where the author is as conflicted as this one with regards to the outcome of the battles involved.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: A New Birth Of Freedom

A New Birth Of Freedom:  Abraham Lincoln And The Coming Of The Civil War, by Harry V. Jaffa It is somewhat melancholy that this ended up being the last book by the author and that he did not live long … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Woman’s Civil War

A Woman’s Civil War:  A Diary With Reminisces Of The War, From March 1862, by Cornelia Peake McDonald, edited, with an introduction by Minrose C. Gwin Honestly, this book would be an amazing one except for the introduction by someone … Continue reading

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Book Review: Emilie Davis’ Civil War

Emilie Davis’ Civil War: The Diaries Of A Free Black Woman In Philadelphia, 1863-1865, edited by Judith Giesberg A book like this is a tough one to review.  On the one hand, the mere existence of this book as a … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Confederate Girl: The Diary Of Carrie Berry, 1864

A Confederate Girl:  The Diary Of Carrie Berry, 1864, edited by Kerry Graves This book is one that I found deeply fascinating.  On the one hand, the content of the book is not stellar in that it does not even … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Journal Of James Edward Pease: A Civil War Soldier (My Name Is America)

The Journal Of James Edward Pease:  A Civil War Soldier (My Name Is America), by Jim Murphy This book is the author’s first novel for a middle grade audience and for a debut audience it is quite accomplished.  That is … Continue reading

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Book Review: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?: The Civil War Diary Of Emma Simpson (Dear America)

When Will This Cruel War Be Over?:  The Civil War Diary Of Emma Simpson (Dear America), by Barry Denenberg A book like this has a difficult task.  On the one hand, most American readers have little sympathy with the cause … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Light In The Storm: The Civil War Diary Of Amelia Martin (Dear America)

A Light In The Storm:  The Civil War Diary Of Amelia Martin (Dear America), by Karen Hesse This book is a melancholy one but also one that helps the reader better understand one of the more obscure aspects of the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Harriet

Sometimes it can be worthwhile to watch a movie that is not made for you, but judging from the audience at “Harriet” last night at a movie theater in Hillsboro, quite a lot of people are interested in watching movies … Continue reading

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Book Review: The King’s Revenge

The King’s Revenge:  Charles II And The Greatest Manhunt In British History, by Don Jordan & Michael Walsh If you touch a king, you had better kill a king.  And if you kill a king, you had better make sure … Continue reading

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