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Battle at Bull Run

July 21st, 2011 · No Comments

One hundred and fifty years ago today, the first major battle of the Civil War was fought.  In honor of the anniversary, the next book in my Civil War reading project is Battle at Bull Run by William C. Davis.  Familiar to many Civil War buffs as a regular on the History Channel and other […]

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Lincoln: President-Elect

July 20th, 2011 · No Comments

After reading up on President Jackson in my last Civil War reading project book, I returned to the start of the war with Lincoln: President-Elect by Harold Holzer.  At just under 500 pages, it’s a big book with a very narrow focus:  Lincoln’s activities during the four months between his election in November 1860 and […]

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Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times

July 13th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The third book I read for my Civil War reading project is Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times by H. W. Brands.  I’ve been meaning to read this book for awhile now, having enjoyed several of Brand’s other books.  Why read a book about Andrew Jackson for a study of the Civil War?  Because Jackson: […]

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The Class of 1846

May 13th, 2011 · No Comments

The second book I read as part of my Civil War reading project is The Class of 1846: from West Point to Appomattox : Stonewall Jackson, George McClellan, and their brothers by John C. Waugh.  I read it upon its publication in 1994 but, after such a long time, it was worth a re-read.  As […]

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Year Of Meteors

April 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment

YEAR of meteors! brooding year! I would bind in words retrospective, some of your deeds and signs; I would sing your contest for the 19th Presidentiad; I would sing how an old man, tall, with white hair, mounted the scaffold in Virginia Walt Whitman – Year of Meteors [1859-60] Year of Meteors by Douglas R. […]

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