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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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Book Review: Bittersweet: A Savage Memoir

Bittersweet:  A Savage Memoir, by George M. Savage [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] There are quite a few puns related to the title of this memoir.  For … Continue reading

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Book Review: Houses Of Civil War America

Houses Of Civil War America:  The Homes of Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, and Others Who Shaped The Era, by Hugh Howard, original photography by Roger Straus III As someone who reads a lot about the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fall Of The House Of Dixie

The Fall Of The House Of Dixie:  The Civil War And The Social Revolution That Transformed The South, by Bruce Levine This book was one of two books given to me as an early birthday present by my mum [1], … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lost White Tribes

Lost White Tribes: The End Of Privilege An The Last Colonials In Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Brazil, Haiti, Namibia, and Guadalupe, by Riccardo Orizio Someone who judged this book by its unfortunate title would assume that the colonials spoken of in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Master Of War

Master Of War, by Benson Bobrick Known mostly for his works on the history of the English Bible as well as a history of astrology, in this book historian Benson Bobrick writes about an unjustly obscure Union General [1] whose … Continue reading

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