Jeff Shaara at The Thurber House June 3

For those of you in and around Central Ohio, Jeff Shaara, author of A Chain of Thunder: A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg, is coming to The Thurber House. Details: Monday, June 03, 7:30pm at the Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215. Cost: $20 for adults; $18 for students and seniors

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Gettysburg's Forgotten Cavalry Actions: Farnsworth's Charge, South Cavalry Field, and the Battle of Fairfield, July 3, 1863 by Eric J. Wittenberg

I recently read another book from one of my favorite Civil War authors, Eric Wittenberg.  His latest book, Gettysburg’s Forgotten Cavalry Actions, is a revised edition that he originally wrote in 1998.   He updated the book because of new research, interpretations, and conclusions of the cavalry actions. Wittenberg is my favorite writer not only because he writes about some of the less studied and written areas of the Civil War, but he does it with excellent prose. Here is a synopsis...

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1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History by Charles Bracelen Flood

As all of you know from reading American history, the Civil War has been the most divisive time in our history.  The most pivotal year of that struggle was 1864 – when at the beginning of the year the Union was on the verge of quitting the war if it’s generals did not start winning some battles and when the U.S. presidential election was to occur in November.  Charles Flood in 1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History examines this pivotal year by looking at Abraham Lincoln’s...

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1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History by Charles Bracelen Flood

As all of you know from reading American history, the Civil War has been the most divisive time in our history.  The most pivotal year of that struggle was 1864 – when at the beginning of the year the Union was on the verge of quitting the war if it’s generals did not start winning some battles and when the U.S. presidential election was to occur in November.  Charles Flood in 1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History examines this pivotal year by looking at Abraham Lincoln’s...

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