Category Archives: Personalities

Time to Talk (Civil War) Books: A Conversation with Marc Ramsey—part five

Part five of five In today’s final installment of my conversation with Marc Ramsey of Owens & Ramsey Bookseller, we talk a bit about the overall health of the book business and how that impacts Marc as a specialized seller. … Continue reading

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Time to Talk (Civil War) Books: A Conversation with Marc Ramsey—part four

Part four of five In yesterday’s segment of my interview with bookseller Marc Ramsey of Owens & Ramsey Booksellers, he mentioned a recent book panel he served on where he doled out his best-book recommendations for 2016. But now, he said, … Continue reading

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Time to Talk (Civil War) Books: A Conversation with Marc Ramsey—part three

Part three of five My conversation continues with Marc Ramsey, owner of Owens & Ramsey Booksellers in suburban Richmond. Yesterday, Marc talked about falling in love with the Civil War through books and through battlefielding. Eventually, that led to a career … Continue reading

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Time to Talk (Civil War) Books: A Conversation with Marc Ramsey—part two

Part two of five We’re continuing my conversation with Marc Ramsey, owner of Owens & Ramsey Bookseller in suburban Richmond, Virginia. Yesterday, after getting an orientation to his shop, Marc began to tell me a little about the shop’s general … Continue reading

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Time to Talk (Civil War) Books: A Conversation with Marc Ramsey—part one

Part of one five Walking into Marc Ramsey’s Civil War bookshop, Owens & Ramsey, was like walking into my dream library. Stacks and stacks and shelves and shelves of Civil War books ran the length of the shop, with more … Continue reading

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The Turkish Grant

Emerging Civil War welcomes back Frank Jastrzembski In May 1897, the eminent Major General Nelson A. Miles departed from the United States to observe the Greek and Ottoman armies at war. The 57-year-old Miles was almost boyish in his enthusiasm … Continue reading

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Civil War Echoes: The Fall of Bataan

Today 75 years ago, Major General Edward P. King surrendered 76,000 American and Filipino troops on the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines. This is far and away the largest capitulation in American military history. Bataan’s fall is also rife with … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 4/3-4/9/17

Last month Emerging Civil War featured a special series for Women’s History Month. Do you have a favorite woman historian or author whose books, lectures, or projects have positively influenced your understanding of a Civil War topic?

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WHM Profile: Krista Castillo

by ECW Correspondent Emily Losito Ever since Krista Castillo was young, she knew she wanted to be involved with history. “I’ve always had this list of life goals that I wrote right before I graduated high school. One of the … Continue reading

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WHM Profile: Paige Gibbons-Backus

by ECW Correspondent Emily Losito Walking through most museums, one becomes trapped behind barriers, peering through glass-encased artifacts, and shunned from touching practically everything. However, at Ben Lomond Historic Site in Manassas, Virginia, interaction is encouraged. The property, a pre-Civil … Continue reading

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