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Question of the Week: 1/27-2/2/20

Last week Chris Mackowski featured several Civil War historical fiction novels in the series… Do you have a favorite Civil War fiction book?

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The 30th Anniversary of Glory, Celebrated by the 54th Mass, Co. B

On July 21, 2019, in solidarity with my fellow members of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company B, I attended the 30th Anniversary showing of the movie Glory. Although several of the 54th were in Bowie, Maryland, I attended the … Continue reading

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CW & Pop Culture: Movies in the ECW Archives!

Over the years, ECW authors have reviewed movies or miniseries with Civil War ties. We’ve collected the majority of posts on this topic that were published prior to the current series. Maybe if you’re looking for something to watch this … Continue reading

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Jim Leher’s Certain Rest

When my twelve-year-old daughter asked Jim Leher to sign a copy of his novel No Certain Rest for her, he cast a quick glance at me, then offered her kind smile. “Did you really read it?” he asked. I suspected … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: The Margaret Mitchell House

I think there’s a kinship of writers and authors across the centuries. Everyone who has labored over a manuscript has gone through the same experience, though experienced the process in different ways. I have a fascination with the stories of … Continue reading

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CW & Pop Culture: Superman in the Civil War

On May 22, 1863, Ulysses S. Grant prepared for his second assault against Vicksburg. “I fear that this shall be a long and bloody campaign,” Grant fretted in his diary. Among the troops moving into position, a regiment of Kansas … Continue reading

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A Fun Civil War Movie: The General

We know the great Civil War movies, but how about one that is both great and really fun? The General starring and directed by Buster Keaton is a 1927 silent film (79 minutes). Keaton plays sad-sack little engineer, Johnny Gray, … Continue reading

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Civil War & Pop Culture: “Like I said, the war was rough through here.” Thoughts on the film Pharaoh’s Army

Before 2012’s Lincoln, I used to say the big three Civil War movies were Gone with the Wind (1939), Glory (1989), and Gettysburg (1993), or the three Gs (Birth of a Nation is important for history and the evolution of … Continue reading

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CW & Pop Culture: The North & South Miniseries

John Jakes’s North and South Books I and II became one of my favorite Civil War miniseries. Although they are a romantic adaptation of  historical fiction of the Civil War following two West Point cadets, it is a very good … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 1/20-1/26/20

How did you become interested in the Civil War? Did an aspect of history and pop culture play a role in your introduction?

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