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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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Book Review: Year Of Meteors

Year Of Meteors:  Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, And The Election That Brought On The Civil War, by Douglas R. Egerton It ought to surprise no one that I am fond of reading books about the complex relationship between Lincoln and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Myth Of The Lost Cause

The Myth Of The Lost Cause:  Why The South Fought The Civil War And Why The North Won, by Edward H. Bonekemper III I have long wanted to read this book and have had it on my list of books … Continue reading

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Book Review: Embattled Rebel

Embattled Rebel:  Jefferson Davis And Commander In Chief, by James M. McPherson You know an author has taken a difficult task for himself when in the acknowledgements he apologies to his wife, who “tolerated [his] preoccupation with Jefferson Davis, who … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The California Gold Rush And The Coming Of The Civil War

The California Gold Rush And The Coming Of The Civil War, by Leonard L. Richards, read by Jeff Riggenbach The role of the West Coast in the course of the Civil War and its outbreak has often been forgotten, but … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bug Swamp’s Gold

Bug Swamp’s Gold, by Billie H. Wilson [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/WestBow Press in exchange for an honest review.] As someone who reads more than my fair share of memoirs [1], sometimes I wonder what … Continue reading

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