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  1. Belle Montgomery

    Before ‘Little Women,’ Louisa May Alcott found inspiration in a Civil War hospital

    Louisa May Alcott was a runner. Of the many fascinating details that come to life in Samantha Seiple’s new book, “Louisa on the Front Lines,” this one is particularly telling. Just think about it. More than 100 years before running became a popular sport, Alcott ran for the sheer joy of it...
  2. JPK Huson 1863

    Period Gingerbread Men, The Story Behind Our Annual Mass Cookie Carnage

    Illustration is turn of the century, children's tale " The Gingerbread Boy " dates from quite a few decades previously. You couldn't trip over a school ' primer ' not containing the moral tale of a childless couple so desperate for a son, he was baked into existence. It's not a happy story, son...
  3. Pat Young

    Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father by John Matteson

    Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father by John Matteson published by Norton (2007). This book won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and it is easy to see why. The joint biography provides an engaging biography of the author of Little Women and of the father who sometimes nurtured...
  4. Pat Young

    Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (1868). How can you review a book on its 150th anniversary that 90% of your female friends read when they were girls and almost none of your male friends would have been caught dead reading? I am guessing that most of the men here will skip this review and most...
  5. Pat Young

    Why Little Women Endures: A Novel's Sesquicentennial

    The first volume of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott was published 150 years ago in 1868. The New Republic looks at "Why Little Women Endures." https://newrepublic.com/article/150579/little-women-endures-louisa-may-alcott-anne-boyd-rioux
  6. Pat Young

    How "Little Women" Got Big (The New Yorker) 150th Anniversary

    The New Yorker has an interesting article on Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. Little Women was published in 1868 and this is its Sesquicentennial. It was one of the best-selling novels of the Reconstruction Era. Here is the link...
  7. chellers

    My Memoirs of the Civil War:Louisa May Alcott's Collection:Including Letters,.....Free on Kindle

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  8. James N.

    Book Review Hospital Sketches by Louisia May Alcott

    This is a Civil War classic I recommend on several levels but with the caveat that it is, after all, the product of a novelist. Therein lies my only criticism, that the account is written in the conventional style of the day, in a sometimes annoying, sometimes charming, almost third-person...
  9. JPK Huson 1863

    Louisa May Alcott's Army Mules Were People, Too

    This fellow, one of the leaders in a 6 mule team harness sports the Federal flag- in Richmond, with Libby tobacco warehouse prison as backdrop. Best, ever, hand's down delightful passage on animal behavior. Pre- cute kitten memes and video forwards there were books- chunks of paper, packed...
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