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HamilTEN Questions with Michael E. Newton

I was recently interviewed about my new book, Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years, for the very first issue of “HamilTEN Questions.”

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Go West!

Our travels will once again return us to the mid-west and western National Parks to capture their summer beauty.  This image is from our early days of our photography in film when we crossed the country via the northern and southern routes.   174 more words


Locating Great History Resources

Originally, I planned to have this week and next be reviews for upcoming novels.  However, one had its release date pushed back a week (5/5/15 to 5/12/15) so I thought a non-review post was in order.  690 more words


Military Theory and the U.S. Civil War (Part 1)

Last week I played spectator to a couple interesting debates on a Civil War round table page on Facebook. An article was posted with the perpetually provocative subject of who the best generals were during the Civil War. 2,153 more words

Military History

Do You Know These Words and Phrases?

I have some words/phrases that are familiar and others perhaps not so. Enjoy the origins of these choice tidbits. 

Butterfingers: (Phrases.org) A name playfully applied to someone who fails to catch a ball or lets something slip from their fingers.  2,617 more words

Goodreads Giveaway - One Day Left

I cracked the 500 bar of requests! Yay! And I am so close to 600 that I am optimistic that I will reach that as well. 22 more words

Recreating the Pennsylvania Flying Camp in 28mm

So here is something completely different from the usual here. A few months back I began getting back into model miniatures, which has given me the opportunity to have some fun with historical presentations. 244 more words

American History