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Rethinking Books

Rethinking Books “Don’t judge a book by its cover” may have been good advice when books were leatherbound or clothbound, but the printed dust jacket and the glossy covers of paperbacks with bold graphics and alluring titles made the cover a principal means of attracting a reader to a book. ...


Combat Image

Combat Image This week, I have some more good news to share. Campaign for the Confederate Coast was reviewed on the the Civil War Books and Authors website. You can access the review here: Now, on to the blog post for today. Photographs of active combat do not exist...


Airbrushing History – Part 2

Airbrushing History Part 2 The shock was palpable.  Having read the dry, technical, and very informative description of the order of battle of the Imperial German Army (Cron, Hermann; Rogers, Duncan. Imperial German Army 1914-18, Helion and Company. Kindle Edition.), 1 the author’s conclusion was somewhat more opinionated.  It began:...


Airbrushing History – Part 1

Airbrushing History Part 1 Before getting into this blog post, I have some good news to share. Campaign for the Confederate Coast was reviewed on the Civil War Librarian’s blog as a new and noteworthy title. Here’s a link to the review for which I am very grateful. Now back...


Harpers Ferry – Part 4

Harpers Ferry, July 5, 2001 Part 4: Thomas Jackson's Raid [caption id="attachment_2437" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo Credit: Jon Bilous Shutterstock[/caption] The Ranger led his audience back to the foundations of the arsenal building. "The machinery in the Federal armory for making muskets and rifles was state of the art.  The Confederacy...

Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry – Part 3

Harpers Ferry, July 5, 2001 Part 3: The Strategic Situation Photo Credit: Boston Public Library "Now, come with me, and let's look at the strategic situation. The Ranger turned again to his right and walked out to a point of land about 50 feet above where two rivers joined together...

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