Book Review: The Memoirs of US Grant

I’d been meaning to read Ulysses Grant’s memoirs for quite some time. After reading two large biographies and a few analyses of his generalship in the Civil War, I had a pretty good portrait of Grant painted for me. However, I wanted to get inside the mind of the man himself. I wanted to see …

Book Review: Fields of Fire by James Webb

I knew of James Webb the politician before I knew of James Webb the author. I liked what he had to say in the 2016 Democratic primary debates, and would have gladly voted for him had he been the nominee. But that’s neither here nor there. Fields of Fire is a story that focuses primarily …

Book Review: “Never Die” by Rob J. Hayes

I haven’t posted a book review in a while, mostly because the books I’ve been reading have been very long and take a while to finish. I should be finished with one of them by next week and can post a new review there. But in the meantime, I’ll re-post this older book review of …

Book Review: “Attack and Die” by Dr. Grady McWhiney

This is a book I’ve been meaning to read for a while. Written 40 years ago by a man considered to be the leading authority of the history of Antebellum South and the Civil War, Attack and Die gives an in-depth look at what made America’s war against itself so particularly brutal. (Also one of …

Book Review: “True Crime in the Civil War” by Tobin T. Buhk

Every now and then a little book faire thing shows up at work. There’s a guy with a table and a few movable shelves full of books. I usually don’t buy anything because they’re fairly pricey, but this one was only $15 (and I’d seen it a few times before). I’m something of a Civil …

Book Review: “A New Jerusalem” by Stephen Black

“A New Jerusalem” is book 2 in the Kirkwood Scott series by author Stephen Black, and it kicks off with a bit of what drew me into these books in the first place: first-rate descriptions of Napoleonic warfare. You can almost smell the gunpowder as French and English cannons exchange volleys, feel the sting of …

Create your website with WordPress.com
Get started