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Home Libraries: Across Time and Place

I have loved reading from an early age, and as I get older reading has become the main thing that I do to relax and fill my free time. I started out reading sports biographies, and the discovered Stephen King … Continue reading

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Home Libraries: “I Cannot Live Without Books”

I cannot live without books, Thomas Jefferson wrote to his old Revolutionary colleague John Adams. The two were famously well read, and they loved to talk about books with each other and with many of the people they each corresponded … Continue reading

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Home Libraries: Truly Making it Home

I’ve moved three times over the past five years. Packing for the moves is always the most time-consuming part of the process, and it’s not all that bad. Except for the books. When my wife and I last moved, we … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 5/11-5/17/20

We keep hearing that many folks are reading more this spring and building their library collections. What Civil War book[s] are you reading these days?

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ECW Podcast “Let’s Talk History Books!” Is Now Available

Books are a huge part of the culture in the Civil War community. So let’s talk books, this  week, on the Emerging Civil War podcast. Ted Savas and Sarah Keeney from Savas Beatie join Chris Mackowski to discuss favorite volumes … Continue reading

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Do We Still Care About the Civil War: Theodore P. Savas

The cover story of the newest issue of Civil War Times asks, “Do we still care about the Civil War?” ECW is pleased to partner with Civil War Times to extend the conversation here on the blog. Today, we are … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 6/17-6/23/19

Summer’s here! So whether you’re heading for battlefields, the seaside, or just staying cool at home, what Civil War history book[s] are you reading?

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Petersburg, the most researched battle of late?

The Petersburg Battlefields Foundation hosted its first stakeholders meeting yesterday to present its strategic plan to potential partners. As the organization’s tourism chair, I planned to spotlight a few new Petersburg publications to illustrate how scholarship on the campaign has … Continue reading

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A Peek into the “Critic’s Corner” in Civil War News

SHAG-A-DOO-LA. Those of us who write about the Civil War for fun (rarely for profit) get our ideas from any number of sources. One never knows when or how some inspiration will occur. Driving to the store recently, I heard … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 3/26-4/1/18

Through the decades, many historians and history buffs have echoed Thomas Jefferson’s sentiment, “I cannot live without books.” What is the one Civil War book you think is absolutely essential? Hyperbole speaking – the one book you “cannot live without”?

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