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Gettysburg: The Film, The Books, The Battle

Gettysburg: The Film, The Books, The Battle

Each July we bring out the film Gettysburg and watch it in a couple of sittings. (My husband can’t wait for the four plus hour epic to come out in Blu-ray.) I’ll be the first to admit that it’s more than a bit hokey here and there but the scene of...
Civil War High Tech: Excavating the Hunley and Monitor from MIT World

Civil War High Tech: Excavating the Hunley and Monitor from MIT World

Always on the hunt for opportunities to inform my understanding of history, I’ve hit a gold mine. In addition to my fascination with the Civil War, I am equally passionate about maritime history and am a degreed engineer. Those three fields of study converge in...
WWII Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West Premiering May 6 on PBS

WWII Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West Premiering May 6 on PBS

In an earlier post, I mentioned that I’d been contacted by a publicist at PBS to preview the upcoming documentary that begins airing this week (May 6th), WWII Behind Closed Doors. I’ve had a chance to watch the full documentary and found it fascinating....
Acquisition: An Army At Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942 – 1943 Plus…

Acquisition: An Army At Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942 – 1943 Plus…

Just a note that I’ve picked up a copy of An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 by Rick Atkinson. This book, the first in his Liberation Trilogy, won the Pulitzer Prize. I was quite impressed by Mr. Atkinson’s book, Crusade: The Untold Story...
Fantastic Site – George Mason's Center for History and New Media

Fantastic Site – George Mason's Center for History and New Media

Today I discovered a remarkable site, George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media which you can access here. It’s really about exploring history using digital media. It has three broad sections. Teaching + Learning Research + Tools...