Monthly Archives: June 2008

Roll Call to Destiny

Roll Call to Destiny: The Soldier’s Eye View of Civil War Battles, Brent Nosworthy, Basic Books Inc., 336pp. $27.95. Release Date: March 2008. My introduction to Mr. Nosworthy was his astonishing The Bloody Crucible, a tour de force on all … Continue reading

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Saving Private Ryan D-Day Scene

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Today in History: D-Day

My grandfather was a WW2 veteran, so to all those who took the beach or gave their life doing so, we are because of you! To one of our greatest generations, I salute you. JUNE 6, 1944: The Battle of … Continue reading

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Stop the Senate from Raising Gas Prices

As most of you know, I refrain from getting involved in politics as much as possible save one issue: energy. Please consider the following: Dear _______, At $4 a gallon, Americans are hurting at the gas pump. Higher gas prices … Continue reading

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Civilian Casualties as a Direct Result of the Civil War

For most historians the focus of civilian deaths during the American Civil War centers on the border states, mainly Missouri and Kentucky, and the incessant violence and atrocities committed by guerrillas and bushwhackers on the local populations. This focus on … Continue reading

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The end of the Civil War…?

Dimitri has a very intriguing post that considers the actual date that should be recognized as the “end of the Civil War.” He then asks, “What’s your choice?” But, of course, one of the problems I have with his site … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Uncontacted Indigenous Tribes

More than half the world’s 100 uncontacted tribes live in Brazil or Peru and some say they are becoming more and more at risk of extinction. Members of one of these indigenous tribes was recently photographed in a protected area … Continue reading

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