Category Archives: The South

Henry Clay: The Essential American

Henry Clay: The Essential American. By David S. and Jeanne Heidler. Random House, 2010. 978-1-4000-6726-8 Categories: Biography & Autobiography – Political; History – United States – 19th Century From the publisher: about this book The epic life and times of … Continue reading

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Sister States, Enemy States

SISTER STATES, ENEMY STATES: The Civil War in Kentucky and Tennessee. Edited by Kent Dollar, Larry H. Whiteaker, and W. University of Kentucky Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-8131-2541-1 Subjects: History: Civil War, Kentucky and Regional Studies,History: US South From the UK … Continue reading

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Company Aytch rare book available

Yeoman’s in the Fork just announced they have a first edition of Private Sam Watkins’ book Company Aytch for sale ($3,000). It was inscribed by the original owner as a gift given to him by Sam Watkins. Very nice. AbeBooks … Continue reading

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Yearning to Breathe Free: Robert Smalls of South Carolina and His Families

Yearning to Breathe Free: Robert Smalls of South Carolina and His Families by Andrew Billingsley Reviewed by Kraig M. is awarded four carbines Robert Smalls (1839 – 1915) is a little known figure outside of South Carolina but he deserves … Continue reading

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Beaufort, South Carolina: Pages from the Past (American Chronicles) by Gerhard Spieler

Beaufort, South Carolina: Pages from the Past (American Chronicles) by Gerhard Spieler. Reviewed by Kraig M. is awarded four carbines The author, a longtime resident of Beaufort, a writer for the Beaufort Gazette, and an historian, provides a very entertaining … Continue reading

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War Like the Thunderbolt places #5 in Amazon editor’s list for 2009

War Like the Thunderbolt: The Battle and Burning of Atlanta ´╗┐by Russell S. Bonds was the #5 overall favorite pick by editors of Amazon.com in the category of history for 2009. It was the only Civil War title to make … Continue reading

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Raising the Hunley: The Remarkable History and Recovery of the Lost Confederate Submarine

Raising the Hunley: The Remarkable History and Recovery of the Lost Confederate Submarine. By Brian Hicks. Reviewed by Kraig McNutt Yeah . . . I know this book came out several years ago and it’s optimal review date may have … Continue reading

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