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T5W: Books You're Intimidated By

Top Five Wednesday is a tag originating on youtube (booktube), created by Lainey of gingerreadslainey.  It is open to participants across all forms of book blogging.  557 more words


The Civil War: A Narrative

Shelby Foote’s The Civil War: A Narrative is my choice for the letter C book that has had an enduring influence on me.

This is a comprehensive history of the American Civil War in three volumes—each volume is at least 900 pages in length. 346 more words

A To Z Blogging Challenge

I took five years on the first volume, five years on the second volume, and ten years on the third volume. – Shelby Foote http://dlvr.it/Knls0r


Happy birthday, Abe!

At one time we celebrated the birthdays of the two greatest presidents in the history of the US, Washington and Lincoln.  In a bow to the elusive nature of inclusiveness, and an additional Monday shopping holiday, we have now watered that down to “President’s Holiday” and celebrate all our presidents, although I can think of a few who would be better off forgotten. 481 more words

Writers Who Influence Me

As an English major at the University of Arkansas, Faulkner seemed to appear on a lot of course syllabi, but he bored me back then, except for… 348 more words


Geographic Mobility and State Allegiance in the Nineteenth Century

I am currently working my way through The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap by historian Stephanie Coontz. It’s a very provocative book that challenges a lot of our preconceived notions about family structures in U.S. 1,034 more words