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Henry Adams on Rooney Lee

As the grandson and great-grandson of American presidents, Henry Brooks Adams came from one of the most distinguished of all New England families. Yet, as a student at Harvard University from 1854-8, this scion of the Yankee-est of all Yankee … 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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Underground Railroad Wins Pulitzer in Fiction

The Pulitzer Prizes were announced this afternoon, and while most of the attention goes to the journalism awards, the Pulitzer committee also makes awards in arts & letters. This year’s winner for fiction was Colson Whitehead’s novel The Underground Railroad. ECW’s … Continue reading

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Pick #1 on My Top Ten List–The Army of the Potomac, a Three-Volume set by Bruce Catton.

Part of a Series: Books Every Civil War Buff Ought to Own My #1 pick for Civil War books we should all have on our bookshelves is Bruce Catton’s trilogy The Army of the Potomac. This classic, first published in … Continue reading

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