Civil War

The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War by Andrew Delbanco - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781594204050
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Published: Penguin Press - November 6th, 2018

Slaves felling their Southern masters before the Civil War were fugitives. Their fates depended on the doggedness of their pursuers, and their varying reception in the North. Delbanco reveals how fugitive slaves helped push the country into a war which, ultimately, freed those on the run. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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Buying books for my father is a challenge - almost an insurmountable one. He holds a PhD in optical physics from Harvard, spent his entire career in research at IBM throughout its heyday, directing science and technology development. He has been on every national academy board, engineering or science task force, science advisory panel, held chairs or guest professorships in engineering and physics at MIT, UVA, and UMass - you name it.

Rebel Yell

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Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451673296
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Published: Scribner - October 6th, 2015

In 1862, Stonewall Jackson's worldwide fame eclipsed even that of Napoleon. Just a year earlier he was an obscure professor known as "Old Jack." Less a biography than an epic history of strategic gambles and battlefield miracles, with an enigmatic hero who put as much faith in God as he did in war. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


Rebel Yell

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Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451673289
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Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2014

In 1862, Stonewall Jackson's worldwide fame eclipsed even that of Napoleon. Just a year earlier he was an obscure professor known as "Old Jack." Less a biography than an epic history of strategic gambles and battlefield miracles, with an enigmatic hero who put as much faith in God as he did in war. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062092892
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Published: Harper - September 2nd, 2014

An important side of history we hardly learn about brought to life. Abbott's accounts of four courageous spies, soldiers, and couriers read like novels and remind us that women, while scarcely accounted for, played a significant role in our nation's history. ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon


Fall of the House of Dixie

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The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812978728
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 2014

Think Lincoln had problems keeping the North united? Confederate leaders, always seeking to preserve their own wealth and power, continually made decisions that increasingly squandered middle and lower class citizen support for the war and eventually up went the cry: "Rich man's war, poor man's fight". A surprising and enlightening story. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


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