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Booknote: My Name is Mary Sutter

From the publisher: In this stunning historical novel, Mary Sutter is a brilliant, headstrong midwife from Albany, New York, who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Determined to overcome the prejudices against women in medicine—and eager to run away from her … Continue reading

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Booknote: The Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It

From the publisher: After 150 years the Civil War is still our greatest national drama, at once heroic, tragic, and epic-our Iliad, but also our Bible, a story of sin and judgment, suffering and despair, death and resurrection in a … Continue reading

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Kentucky Soldiers and Their Regiments in the Civil War (compiled by Steven L. Wright)

One of the best things about resources available on the American Civil War is that many are published, written or compiled by amateur historians who have developed a niche that few if any professional types would go in the direction … Continue reading

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Historical Markers of Williamson County Tennessee, Revised

Williamson County, Tennessee historian Rick Warwick published the initial volume of Historical Markers of Williamson County Tennessee in 1999. In the past eleven years the county has added an additional 69 two-sided highway markers and 14 Tennessee Civil War Trail … Continue reading

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Faces of the Civil War: An Album of Union Soldiers and Their Stories

One of my favorite books in my sizeable Civil War library is Faces of the Civil War: An Album of Union Soldiers and Their Stories by Ron Coddington. This volume was published in 2004 by Johns Hopkins Press and the … Continue reading

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Brady Civil War photos pop in this oversized book

I was near a Books-a-Million store this past weekend and I always like checking the bargain table for Civil War books. I was not disappointed. I picked up a copy of Wayne Youngblood’s Mathew B. Brady: America’s First Great Photographer … Continue reading

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The South Carolina Encyclopedia by Walter Edgar

The South Carolina Encyclopedia by Walter Edgar Edition: Hardcover Reviewed by Kraig McNutt. There are single books on South Carolina that are available for the serious student. For example The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina: 1514-1861 will give one … Continue reading

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