book review

  1. Jimklag

    A Victor, Not A Butcher: Ulysses S. Grant's Overlooked Military Genius

    A Victor, Not A Butcher: Ulysses S. Grant's Overlooked Military Genius by Edward H. (III) Bonekemper Publisher: Regnery History (September 21, 2010) Review By MARVIN COHEN NY Sun https://www.nysun.com/arts/still-underestimating-ulysses-s-grant/6224/
  2. Jimklag

    Book Review "The March" by E. L. Doctorow

    I recently finished reading The March by E.L. Doctorow Random House 2006. The book is a fictional account of Sherman's March to the Sea told through the exploits and adventures of a large cast of characters. It opens at a plantation somewhere between Atlanta and Milledgeville, Georgia, where a...
  3. IrishBrigade

    Book Review Spies, Scouts, and Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign

    Spies, Scouts, and Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign : How the Critical Role of Intelligence Impacted the Outcome of Lee's Invasion of the North, June-July 1863 By Thomas Ryan – Published by Savas Beatie Sales pitch below (shortened for brevity) “Tom Ryan's groundbreaking Spies, Scouts, and...
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    Amaneuneses, Colporters And Aquaria Makers; Ladies Bring Home Bacon, 1864

    By 1864, displaced women felt the pinch. Soldier's wives, sisters, daughters and mothers in households where the breadwinner vanished faced terribly uncertain futures. It cannot have been an accident that an 1864 book publication offered a huge variety of opportunities for women to choose from-...
  5. Jimklag

    Book Review: Guide To North American Steam Locomotives

    I have the 1993 edition of this book and it is excellent. The following link is to the Trains Magazine review of the 2016 edition. http://trn.trains.com/railroads/2016/02/book-review-guide-to-north-american-steam-locomotives
  6. JPK Huson 1863

    Lottie's Dear Chalmers, An 8th Illinois Cavalry's Love Story That Shouldn't Have Been

    Shouldn't have been? Chalmers Ingersoll, Co. G of the 8th Illinois Cavalry survived some of the biggest, most savage cavalry clashes of the war. I could have used a sappy, flowery image for Trooper Chalmer's love story. His war was this; his sabre hand penned a liquid, living thread home...
  7. Pat Young

    Book Review Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons by Fiona Deans Halloran Review and Discussion

    Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons by Fiona Deans Halloran published by University of North Carolina Press (2013) 380 pages Hardcover $29.95 Kindle $17.49. Every student of the Civil War knows the drawings of Thomas Nast. His work for Harper’s Weekly made him one of the...
  8. Jimklag

    Book Review - "Grenville Mellen Dodge In The Civil War"

    Civil War Monitor book review by Robert Grandchamp of James Patrick Morgans' book which is subtitled Union Spymaster, Railroad Builder And Organizer Of The Fourth Iowa Volunteer Infantry. https://www.civilwarmonitor.com/blogs/morgans-grenville-mellen-dodge-in-the-civil-war-2016
  9. James N.

    Book Review "The Battle of Stones River" by Alexander F. Stevenson

    I recently found this 1983 Morningside Bookshop reprint of an 1884 study, The Battle of Stones River, Near Murfreesboro', Tenn. at a regional antique mall and having a particular interest in this often-disregarded engagement I snapped it up. The author, Alexander F. Stevenson, was a Union...


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