Tag Archives: MacKinlay Kantor

What if John Reynolds had not been killed at Gettysburg?

John Reynolds’s unexpected death on July 1, 1863, in the opening hours of America’s most famous battle, has elevated him to near-mythic stature. His fans are tantalized by the possibilities his survival might have offered (no less so than Stonewall … Continue reading

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A Rope of Sand: Some thoughts on America after Confederate Independence

ECW welcomes guest author Jim Morgan “A Southern Republic will be worse than a rope of sand with South Carolina at its head – arrogant, self-willed and dictatorial as she is.” –Former North Carolina Attorney General, Bartholomew F. Moore, December, … Continue reading

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Andersonville Offers Wonderful Writing Amidst Horrific Suffering

Every so often as we read, we writers run into a sentence that is so spot-on perfect that we say, “Damn, I wish I’d written that.” Such writer-envy is not uncommon, and at its heart, it springs from a deep … Continue reading

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Favorite Childhood Civil War Books

We all have a favorite Civil War book which we read, and re-read, as a kid, which probably turned us on to the War as much as anything else. Well, one of my favorites, checked out of the Margaret Mitchell Elementary School … Continue reading

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