Civil War Naval History Thesis Topic and New Book Acquisition: Union Jacks
Union Jacks

I’m narrowing down my thesis topic. I plan to examine the Civil War experience of those who enlisted in the navy under the rank of “Boy” including 1st, 2nd, and 3rd class who were under the age of eighteen. From what I’ve seen to date, this is an area not extensively researched. As is always […]

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Historical Research Methods and Digital History

Historical Research Methods  started Monday. I have my virtual pencils sharpened, Moleskine in hand,  and course books on my shelves. There is a GREAT group of students in the class from a variety of backgrounds and from all over the world. We also have an excellent professor (Barbara Kaplan). [Note to self: buy her books…they […]

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Partners in Command, American Civil War Book Review

JOSEPH T. GLATTHAAR. Partners In Command: The Relationships Between Leaders in the Civil War New York: The Free Press . 1994. Pp. xi, 286. $16.95. Warriors are at their core human beings who succeed or fail in their endeavors in some part because of the their ability to relate with others, whether peers, subordinates, or […]

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The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta
Bonfire

The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta Marc Wortman ISBN 978-1-58648-482-8 Pub date: 08/11/09 Price: $28.95/36.50 Canada 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 464 pages . The good folks at PublicAffairs Books sent me a review copy of Marc Wortman’s  The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta viewable on my virtual bookshelves here. I […]

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A Separate Country
A Separate Country

The good folks at Hachette Book Group USA sent me a review copy of Robert Hicks’ A Separate Country. A follow up to the bestseller, The Widow of the South, which  hit the New York Times Best Seller List, this new title will be available in bookstores on September 23rd. Multiple versions will be available […]

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Books for class arrive! Civil War Command and Leadership
Books

Ah… the “ding dong” of the door and the Amazon boxes thump against the door. Love it. Full disclosure…I had to get some of these from resellers. Here’s the stack. Note I bought the full three volume version of Lee’s Lieutenants (Vol 3 not pictured here).  All books on the list can be seen on […]

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The Battle of the Crater: A Complete History
Battle of the Crater

Title: The Battle of the Crater: A Complete History Author: John F. Schmutz Published on: 2009-01-19, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers Binding: Hardcover 428 pages ISBN-10: 0786439823 ISBN-13: 978-078643982 I have happily received a review copy of John F. Schmutz’s The Battle of the Crater: A Complete History. I can be counted among those whose […]

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Stephen Woodworth to Teach Civil War Command and Leadership
Steven Woodworth

I just registered for my next course: Civil War Command and Leadership. Here’s a quick summary: “a study of national, theater, and operational command structures of the Union and Confederacy, the leadership styles of key military leaders on both sides, and the evolution of command and control in the war. Major themes include the relationship […]

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The Rebel and the Rose
TheRebelandtheRose

I was pleased to recently receive a review copy of the book The Rebel and the Rose: James Semple, Julia Gardiner Tyler, and the Lost Confederate Gold. Its authors, Wesley Millett and Gerald White, are profiled on the book’s attractive website here. The book is currently published by Turner Publishing Company. It promises insight into […]

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