Book Review: Year of Disunion

 I recently received a copy of Year of Disunion: A Novel of the Dawn of the American Civil War by Blythe Forcey Toussaint.  I honestly did not know what to expect from the book but I can now honestly say that I enjoyed reading the story.  While the story is about the...

Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 11

  [powerpress]     Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I present a brief interview that I did with author JD Petruzzi.  I have done reviews of JD’s books here before and it was nice to talk...

The New Gettysburg Campaign Handbook Review

Recently, I received a copy of NEW GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN HANDBOOK, THE: Facts, Photos, and Artwork for Readers of All Ages, June 9 – July 14, 1863 by J. D. Petruzzi and Steve Stanley.  Petruzzi is also the author of excellent book, The Complete Gettysburg Guide....

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....