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Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam

Written by James McPherson

Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam is by James McPherson, famed Civil War Historian and author of the one-volume history Battle Cry of Freedom… 259 more words

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Amerikan Rambler: Podcast, Episode 9: James M. McPherson

He has also won the Lincoln Prize twice, for “For Cause and Comrades:Why Men Fought in the Civil War” and “Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief.” He is the author more recently of “Embattled Rebel” and “The War that Forged a Nation” both published in 2015.

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Padre Steve's Reading Rainbow: Some of the Most Important Books in my Life

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

I think that it important to read, and read, and did I say read?

Barbara Tuchman wrote:

“Books are the carriers of civilization. 722 more words


On Location: The Site of James McPherson's Death

July 22 is the anniversary of James McPherson’s death in 1864 during the battle of Atlanta. During my recent trip to the city, I went On Location to the spot where McPherson fell. 66 more words

The Book Index: Why It Matters (To Readers of Civil War Books)

Think back to the last non-fiction Civil War book that you read. How many times did you refer to the index? If you read the book from front to back, the index probably did not factor significantly into your experience. 879 more words