Tag Archives: Confederate States of America

Book Review: Our One Common Country

Our One Common Country:  Abraham Lincoln And The Hampton Roads Peace Conference Of 1865, by James B. Conroy The author states in the acknowledgements section at the end of this book that no one had ever written a book on … Continue reading

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Monuments Men: The Case For Removal

[Note:  Although I had not planned to originally talk about this issue, the proliferation of vandalism of various monuments to Confederate war heroes of the American Civil War has prompted me to add my own thoughts to the matter.  As … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Railroads Of The Confederacy

The Railroads Of The Confederacy, by Robert C. Black III I love a book with a happy ending, although given the difference between the depth of coverage about the first year of the Civil War and the remaining three, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: In The Presence Of Mine Enemies

In The Presence Of Mine Enemies:  The Civil War In The Heart Of America:  1869-1863, by Edward L. Ayers Although I have some questions about the author’s framing of his narrative, which stops abruptly just before the Battle of Gettysburg, … Continue reading

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Book Review: April 1865

April 1865: The Month That Saved America, by Jay Winik This book has been on my radar to read for a long time. I am no stranger to reading books or pondering about the end of the Civil War [1] … Continue reading

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Book Review: As Southern As It Gets

As Southern As It Gets:  1,071 Reasons To Never Leave The South, by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Although I grew up … Continue reading

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Juneteenth: A Case Study In Acceptable Holidays

One of the more obscure holidays on the American calendar is that of Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th, the day the Emancipation Proclamation became known in Texas.  Given that I have a somewhat critical attitude towards the celebration of many … Continue reading

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Book Review: How The South Could Have Won The Civil War

How The South Could Have Won The Civil War:  The Fatal Errors That Led To Confederate Defeat, by Bevin Alexander I vaguely remember reading a bit about this book in one of my favorite works by noted Civil War historian … 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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Book Review: Ought Yankee Traitors Rule The Nation?

Ought Yankee Traitors Rule The Nation?  by a North Carolina Backwoodsman This book is only thirteen pages, and my review of it is likely almost as long as the book itself.  Imagine yourself a year after the Civil War, when … Continue reading

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