Category: History

The Civil War by Shelby Foote – V1.Chapter 3: The Thing Gets Under Way 0

The Civil War by Shelby Foote – V1.Chapter 3: The Thing Gets Under Way

As I’m reading Shelby Foote’s incredible The Civil War: A Narrative, these are my notes on the points I may have forgotten from before or new pieces I’ve learned. Any and all comments appreciated....

The Civil War by Shelby Foote – V1.Chapter 2: First Blood; New Conceptions 0

The Civil War by Shelby Foote – V1.Chapter 2: First Blood; New Conceptions

As I’m reading Shelby Foote’s incredible The Civil War: A Narrative, these are my notes on the points I may have forgotten from before or new pieces I’ve learned. Any and all comments appreciated....

The Civil War by Shelby Foote – V1.Chapter 1: Prologue-The Opponents 0

The Civil War by Shelby Foote – V1.Chapter 1: Prologue-The Opponents

As I’m reading Shelby Foote’s incredible The Civil War: A Narrative, these are my notes on the points I may have forgotten from before or new pieces I’ve learned. Any and all comments appreciated....

What to Read Next (April 2012 edition) 0

What to Read Next (April 2012 edition)

It is a good problem to have. What to read next?? Indulge in some recent SF/Fantasy? Read an old classic? Venture into my other fetish, historical non-fiction? Like most, I have a stack of...

Texas and the Mexican War by Charles M. Robinson III 0

Texas and the Mexican War by Charles M. Robinson III

In between the Texas Revolution (1835-36) and the U.S. Civil War (1861-65), there was the war between the United States and Mexico (1846-1847). The United States fought a war with Mexico for several reasons: annexation of...

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage 4

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage

Growing up in San Antonio in the 1980s, my brother and I fell firmly into the Rock and Roll camp, versus those country and western afficiandos whose pickup trucks frequently ended up in ditches...

The World Crisis by Winston Churchill (Part 1: 1911 – 1914) 0

The World Crisis by Winston Churchill (Part 1: 1911 – 1914)

Winston Churchill was a prolific author, and received the Nobel prize in Literature in 1953. His more well know historical works are his six volume memoirs of the Second World War, and his four...

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