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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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Question of the Week: 3/27-4/2/17

If you could only keep one Civil War book in your library/collection, which book would you save? (We know that’s a painful thought, but it might reveal favorite battles, commanders, or topics!)

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The Future of Civil War History: Ted Savas

Today, ECW is pleased to welcome Theodore P. Savas, managing director and majority partner of Savas Beatie, LLC. Aside from being the largest independent publisher of Civil War titles, Savas Beatie is also the home of the Emerging Civil War … Continue reading

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Why Garfield?

I bought a book the other day. For me, I could say that almost any day of the year, because, well, I buy a lot of books. I love the things. This book caught my eye because it was about … Continue reading

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Notes from a manuscript

Just to offer y’all a little behind-the-scenes glimpse of what goes into a manuscript, I thought I’d pass along this quick story, which will, I hope, offer a little levity. Kris and I are wrapping up work on a writing … Continue reading

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My Top Ten List, or Building Your Civil War Library

“Everyman his own historian,[1]” is a quote bandied about in many classrooms, but it is rarely more true than when it is describing Civil War folk. I use the word folk because I have no wish to begin a Sumter-like … Continue reading

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ECW Explores the Legacy of David Blight’s Race and Reunion

Prologue to a series Ten years ago, scholar David Blight published Race & Reunion, a game-changing book that challenged the way the Civil War has been remembered. Blight contended that competing memories warred with each other in the decades that … Continue reading

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