Monthly Archives: July 2009

Confederate Rage, Yankee Wrath: No Quarter in the Civil War

Though historians have pretty much closed the door on the Civil War being a “total” war, there are some new books that have exposed some of the more brutal and “savage” aspects of the war. Daniel E. Sutherland’s A Savage … Continue reading

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Is Anyone Minding the Store at the Federal Reserve?

This should send a chill down your spin while watching: Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing of May 5, 2009 Rep. Alan Grayson asks the Federal Reserve Inspector General about the trillions of dollars lent or spent by … Continue reading

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Troubling A.P. Text and Supplementals…

So I have been going through the A.P. textbook and other materials and I am becoming somewhat troubled by how the authors present several topics (which I will get into later.)  However, most troubling are a couple POTENTIAL incorrect statements, … Continue reading

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Health Rations for … You!

I love how they play off the propaganda films of the 1950s. However, in all seriousness, can’t say I am in favor of Obamacare. I just hope this bill is one they actually read before voting on!:

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Book Review: Slavery, Resistance, Freedom

Slavery, Resistance, Freedom (Gettysburg Civil War Institute Books) edited by Gabor Boritt and Scott Hancock contains six excellent essays that cover slavery and American history, with an emphasis on memory, and how the idea of freedom as represented here impacts … Continue reading

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Final Day …

Yesterday my step-daughter married a wonderful young man, Aaron, who is a member for the 82nd Airborne. He has served four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and will be leaving again in January for his fifth tour. Aaron is a … Continue reading

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river rafting

I have been on hiatus as I have been doing some local activities here in Colorado, one of them White Water River Rafting. I am on the right hand side of the boat, second row, baseball hat facing you. This … Continue reading

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Run with the Bulls? Might want to Think Twice…

…Or 10 or so. I guess you can say, chalk one up for the Bulls. I have no sympathy, they took the risk. This is  a silly tradition. We love to bash our own silly traditions, but the running of … Continue reading

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July 3rd, 1776

I know that I have been focusing on the Battle of Gettysburg the last few days, but my heart is with the Founding Fathers; and more so than ever it seems in light of recent political events. The founding of … Continue reading

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Top 10 Civil War Books on the Campaign and Battle of Gettysburg

I am proud to present my contribution to the Top Ten Books on the Battle of Gettysburg. 1) Those Damned Black Hats: The Iron Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign, By Lance J. Herdegen (2008) – This is currently my favorite … Continue reading

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