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reviewed I shall be near to you: A Novel. November 05, 2014
I shall be near to you: A Novel
In Flat Creek, New York, feelings of patriotism filled the land in 1862.      Young Rosetta Edwards falls in love with Jeremy Wakefield. They discuss his enlisting in the army as a …
reviewed March: A Novel. September 30, 2013
    Ask me what book influenced my life the most, and I'll answer unhesitatingly: Lousia May Alcott's Little Women.  I got it for Christmas when I was in Grade Two, and began reading …
reviewed March: A Novel. April 03, 2013
As a reader and a reviewer I will confess that I was biased against the genre of historical fiction, for my image or conveyance of it was of a gothic castle, a beautiful damsel in distress and a clichéd …
reviewed Lincoln (2012 film). January 08, 2013
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Lincoln (2012 film)
      A film named "Lincoln" spreads specific expectations. The audience needs to be in touch with the man's life, needs to understand him and to get behind his motivations …
reviewed Lincoln (2012 film). December 28, 2012
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Lincoln (2012 film)
This movie had a lot of good individual parts: a really good cast, a great director, and a National icon.  However, in sum this movie didn't live up to what it could be.  The story …
reviewed Lincoln (2012 film). December 01, 2012
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Lincoln (2012 film)
The movie examines Abraham Lincoln's (Daniel Day-Lewis) efforts to pass the 13th Amendment in the last few months of his life. It is a detailed account of his strategy and the negotiations of the …
reviewed Lincoln (2012 film). November 12, 2012
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Lincoln (2012 film)
President Abraham Lincoln is perhaps one of the most loved, the most admired president in history. Put that together with director Steven Spielberg impressive resume, Daniel-Day Lewis in the title role …
reviewed Lincoln (2012 film). November 05, 2012
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Lincoln (2012 film)
  Two Jews On Lincoln twojewsonfilm·205 videos   35 views    By Joan Alperin Schwartz   Okay I know what some of you may be thinking...A film about …
reviewed The Civil Wars (Penguin Classics). June 24, 2011
The Civil Wars (Penguin Classics)
  This work is the largest surviving piece of Appian's Roman History, and it covers the time from the fall of Gracci through the defeat of Antonius at the hands of Octavian. The book is also …
Manassas (The Civil War Battle Series, Book 1)
People are mostly content with their lives in Culpepper, Virginia in January 1861. However, Lincoln has been elected and the inhabitants feel that once he is inaugurated, their lives will change. They …
Manassas (The Civil War Battle Series, Book 1)
Manassas is the introductory volume of an 8 part Civil War series, built around the Brannon family of Culpeper, VA. Their scion died several years earlier, leaving Will, the eldest of 4 brothers and a …
posted a Quick Tip about A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor. December 18, 2010
A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor
A provocative blend of genres - speculative fiction, sci-fi and alternate history - that brilliantly uses the irony of slavery and prejudice in early America as a springboard to deal with considerably …
reviewed Libby Prison Breakout: The Daring Esc.... October 18, 2010
Libby Prison Breakout: The Daring Escape From The Notorious Civil War Prison
It has been referred to as "The Bastille of the South".  In March 1862 General John Winder informed a man named Luther Libby,  a Maine native and Richmond businessman that the Confederate …
posted a Quick Tip about A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor. August 17, 2010
A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor
A unique blend of sci-fi, speculative fiction and alternate history that, in the bizarre context of slavery and the US civil war, addresses the questions of the rights that we may ultimately be faced …
reviewed A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor. August 17, 2010
A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor
Is it possible to change the past without altering or de-constructing the present and its relevant future beyond recognition?      Despite almost certain failure, Edwin Blair, an academic …
Southern Storm: Sherman's March to the Sea
Noah Andre Trudeau's book Southern Storm covers Sherman's March to the sea is the most interesting volume I have read on the subject.    After the obligatory informational chapters …
reviewed The War Between the Hearts. June 25, 2010
The War Between the Hearts
When I go on vacation I always stock up on several lesbian fiction books to take with me. They're usually more expensive than other books so I can't afford to buy them frequently, so it's all a part of …
posted a Quick Tip about Mathew B. Brady. June 11, 2010
Awesome book and history, Good read.
reviewed No Good Like It Is. June 09, 2010
No Good Like It Is
The American Civil war often pitted families against each other, but it also destroyed them as well when the men were killed. Before the war, the U. S. army was scattered throughout the west, including …
reviewed Walking to Gatlinburg: A Novel. April 08, 2010
Walking to Gatlinburg: A Novel
I have read many (but not all) of Mr. Mosher's previous works, and enjoyed them very much. This latest one is another that gave me great pleasure in reading.    Basically, the plot …
reviewed Walking to Gatlinburg: A Novel. March 29, 2010
Walking to Gatlinburg: A Novel
Morgan Kinneson, from Kingdom County, Vermont, does indeed walk to Gatlinburg and even deeper into the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee (but not to the North Carolina side--the water tastes …
reviewed Gettysburg Ghosts. March 13, 2010
Gettysburg Ghosts
 I have been to Gettysburg one time and one time only and that was on a full-fledged ghost trip. After arriving in Gettysburg you kind of get the feel that people there are really all about the way …
reviewed Walking to Gatlinburg: A Novel. February 27, 2010
Walking to Gatlinburg: A Novel
A beautiful runaway slave girl. Her small brother, tortured for his secrets. A young man searching for his older brother through the chaos of war. And a band of psychopathic killers terrorizing the land …
reviewed Forever Free: The Story of Emancipati.... February 02, 2010
Forever Free The Story of Emancipation & Reconstr
Somewhere deep in the recesses of my mind I remember reading about emancipation and reconstruction in my high school history class.  To the best of my recollection, the sum total of the coverage …
reviewed Hanging Captain Gordon: The Life And .... December 30, 2009
Hanging Captain Gordon
The law on the books was quite clear in 1860.  Any American convicted of engaging in the slave trade was subject to the death penalty.  Surely Captain Nathanial Gordon from Portland, Maine …
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