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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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Question of the Week: 12/4-12/10/17

It’s holiday season… What Civil War book is on your wish list? Or is there a Civil War Christmas book that you’d recommend?

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Question of the Week: 7/24-7/30-17

What Civil War books have you read (or are reading) this summer?

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The Book Index: Why It Matters (To Readers of Civil War Books)

Think back to the last non-fiction Civil War book that you read. How many times did you refer to the index? If you read the book from front to back, the index probably did not factor significantly into your experience. … Continue reading

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The Most Overlooked Phase of the Overland Campaign

I often wonder what motivates people to buy the Civil War books they do. Are they interested in learning something? Being entertained? Both? Do they want to hear their favorite story told one more time, maybe in a new way? … Continue reading

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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 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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