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ECW Podcast: The Battle of Jackson

Dan Welch steps in as guest host to talk with Chris Mackowski about Chris’s new book, “The Battle of Jackson, Mississippi,” which covers one of the most overlooked phases of Grant’s Vicksburg Campaign. Listen for free here on our website … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 12/27/21-1/2/22

What Civil War book(s) did you get for Christmas?

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ECW Weekender: The Rocktop Bookshop and Bindery

It’s always fun to discover a new used book shop. Recently, my colleague Dan Welch pointed me to a shop, new to me, in Cashtown, Pennsylvania, called the Rocktop Bookshop and Bindery. Located just down the street from the famous … Continue reading

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April’s ECW Bookshelf

Do you need some ideas about what books to read next from your collection? Look no further than the current list of what ECW’s members are reading this month! Let us know what books you are currently reading in the … Continue reading

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Why I Collect Civil War Books

Like many of you, many of us at ECW are avid collectors of Civil War books. We’re pleased to share a guest post by Mark Wade that speaks to that passion so many of us share. Marks’s post also appeared … Continue reading

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Suggested Readings for Our Troubled Times

Crazy times. We seem to be living through ’em right now. The temperature is running hot. People feel anxious, confused, hopeful and hateful. How do we make sense of it all? Well, in an effort to offer our readers some … Continue reading

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Holiday Book Deals from Southern Illinois University Press

If you’re still looking for some great books for the holidays, don’t forget the Engaging the Civil War Series, ECW’s groovy collaboration with Southern Illinois University Press! SIUP put together a cool interactive holiday catalogue, and you can see our … Continue reading

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FREE ECW Podcast: Impulse of Victory

Dave Powell talks about Ulysses S. Grant’s “impulse of victory” at Chattanooga—Dave’s newest book, now available from Southern Illinois University Press. Check out all the details in the newly released, free ECW Podcast episode. Listen—Impulse of Victory Dave’s book, The … Continue reading

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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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