A Glorious Army Book Review

I recently had the opportunity to read a new book by historian Jeffry  Wert entitled, A Glorious Army: Robert E. Lee’s Triumph, 1862-1863.  Jeffry Wert is an amazing Civil War historian and author of numerous books on the Civil War including my favorite...

Battle of South Mountain book review

John Hoptak, a friend, fellow blogger, Antietam Park Ranger, and all around good guy has published a new book called, The Battle of South Mountain. This 182 page book is published by The History Press and is an excellent resource for anyone looking to learn more about...

Becoming information literate

In light of the recent Virginia text book controversy I wanted to tell you about the book Gettysburg: A Battlefield Atlas which I picked up at a local yard sale. I am always eager to read a book about the battle and this small book looked interesting and it was cheap....

The Complete Gettysburg Guide

I recently received a copy of The Complete Gettysburg Guide by J.D. Petruzzi and Steven Stanley and I wanted to share my thoughts on the book.   To begin, this is by far one of the best guides to the Battle of Gettysburg that I have read.  In addition to detailing the...