Category Archives: Interviews

Interviews with Civil War historians, authors and other people active in Civil War battlefield preservation.

My Top 12 Civil War Books and Five Biographies

Yesterday, Eric Wittenberg published his top 12 Civil War books on his wonderful blog, Rantings of a Civil War Historian. His post was triggered by a similar article by historian and Professor Glenn LaFantasie. I thought this would be interesting … Continue reading

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Video Trailer on Valley Thunder: The Battle of New Market

Savas Beatie, LLC has released a new video trailer on Charlie Knight’s recently released book, “Valley Thunder: The Battle of New Market and the Opening of the Shenandoah Campaign, May 1864.”  To watch the video click on the following link. … Continue reading

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Interview with Ronald C. White, Jr., Author of A. Lincoln: A Biography

In conjunction with Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday many books were published on our sixteenth United States President.  In January 2009, Random House released one of the best books of the busy year, “A. Lincoln: A Biography.”  Written by renowned Lincoln … Continue reading

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Interview With Tom Clemens, Editor of The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, Vol. 1: South Mountain

I recently finished reading “The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, Vol. 1: South Mountain.”  This is the first of a two part series edited by Tom Clemens.  Clemens is a professor of history at Hagerstown Community College and received a … Continue reading

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Interview with Darrell Collins, author “Major General Robert E. Rodes”

I read a lot of battle narratives –  they are the fuel that drives this blog.  With that said, I am also very fond of biographies.  Every now and then an exceptional biography comes along – one which combines the … Continue reading

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Interview With Kenneth Noe, author of “Reluctant Rebels”

As a student of the American Civil War I am always interested in learning about the private and non-commissioned soldiers and their motivation to enlist in the armies which fought that fratricidal war.  When I recently learned that UNC Press was … Continue reading

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Interview with John C. Waugh, author of Lincoln and McClellan

I recently finished reading John C. “Jack” Waugh’s newest book, “Lincoln and McClellan: The Troubled Partnership Between a President and His General.”  As a long time student of Abraham Lincoln, and the Civil War, I was excited to start reading … Continue reading

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Savas Beatie Authors Receive Literary Awards

Greetings, friends, from Table Rock Lake in southwest Missouri!  I’m on vacation this week and received the following press release from Savas Beatie, LLC.  Two of their authors, J. David Petruzzi and James A. Hessler, received awards recently.  Petruzzi, who … Continue reading

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Interview with Charlie Knight, author of Valley Thunder

I recently finished reading Charlie Knight’s new book, “Valley Thunder: The Battle of New Market and the Opening of the Shenandoah Campaign, May 1864.”  This is Knight’s first book and I predict it will be the authoritative narrative on the famous … Continue reading

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Atlanta CWRT Presents the 2010 Harwell Book Award

I received a press release today from the Civil War Round Table of Atlanta.  They have presented their 2010 Richard B. Harwell Book Award to Dr. Earl J. Hess.  Hess received the award for his recent book, “In the Trenches of … Continue reading

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