Sweetsmoke by David Fuller

This weekend I finished David Fuller’s novel, Sweetsmoke, which I first mentioned on WigWags here. A work of fiction can be judged by many criteria. My approach is pretty simple. Did it keep my interest past page five? Did I find myself wanting to set other pressing activities aside to return to the story? Did […]

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And so…The American Civil War

We have arrived in “Studies in U.S. Military History” (see course information here) at the American Civil War. We’ll spend two weeks on this war, more than any other. Millett and Maslowski’s For the Common Defense¬†splits the war into two periods: chapter six, 1861 – 1862 and chapter seven, 1863-1865.¬†It is chock full of interesting […]

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