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Home Libraries: Concluding The Saga

It’s been a couple weeks of going (virtually) from home to home and browsing the bookshelves. As the the series wraps up, we’ve compiled a list of all the posts for the blog collection. Sending a big thank you to … Continue reading

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Home Libraries: There’s A Method To The Madness

I’ve always been particular about how my books are organized. In fact, when I was about 12 and had about 12 Civil War books, those slim volumes stacked in a very precise order on the file cabinets that sat beside … Continue reading

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Home Libraries: A Cat To Complete The Collection

No library is complete without a cat… My home library boasts about 1500 volumes. About half of that is Civil War books. Unfortunately, as my collections has grown the burden has been moving it many times. I am certain some … 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: A Small, Slow Start

It started off innocuous enough. My dad had a few books, mostly on Confederate officers and Gettysburg from over the years. I had a few young reader type books on the Civil War from my childhood but there were not … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 9/28-10/4/20

Which Civil War book in your home library have you owned the longest? The newest?

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Home Libraries: Civil War Library Ramblings

“I like Civil War books and I cannot lie, You ECW readers can’t deny, That when a brown paper package arrives at your place, With a Savas Beatie or SIUP sticker in your face, You get…” Most people don’t know … 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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ECW Weekender: Mark Twain’s Home Library (Virtually)

This week I’ve been trying to find some virtual tours of home libraries from the 19th Century. While Mark Twain’s connection to the Civil War is loose (he headed for Nevada Territory in 1861), his post-war friendship with Ulysses S. … Continue reading

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Home Libraries: Truly Making it Home

I’ve moved three times over the past five years. Packing for the moves is always the most time-consuming part of the process, and it’s not all that bad. Except for the books. When my wife and I last moved, we … Continue reading

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