Monthly Archives: February 2013

“The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses S. Grant in War and Peace” by H.W. Brands

I finally finished this book and I know I said I would not be finished by the end of February but it turned out to be a great read! Most of the books I read tend to focus on the … Continue reading

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Factual Friday

I’m posting the Factual Friday topic early as I’m traveling on Friday. In honor of President’s Day this week, I started to think about the Presidents that have served in the military. Of the 43 who served (I’m only counting … Continue reading

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Factual Friday

Earlier this week, my “Today in History” calendar showed that the first combat action to warrant the Congressional Medal of Honor was to Bernard J.D. Irwin, a surgeon who voluntarily led troops to relieve a detachment of the 7th Infantry … Continue reading

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“Killing Lincoln” by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard

Just a short post to see if anyone has read this book – I have it on my to-be-read bookshelf and saw that the National Geographic Channel is showing a special on Sunday, February 17th at 8pm based on this … Continue reading

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Factual Friday

 Howitzer Welcome to another installment of Factual Friday. While reading “Price of Glory: Verdun 1916” by Alistair Horne, I came across quite a few references of the various howitzers and artillery used during World War I. Some of these had … Continue reading

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“The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916” by Alistair Horne

I finally finished this book! “The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916” by Alistair Horne provides an in-depth historical view of this lengthy, and often labeled the bloodiest, battle of World War I. The reader will need a couple of things … Continue reading

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Factual Friday

As you know, I’m still reading “Price of Glory: Verdun 1916” by Alistair Horne. The cover has a quote: “‘Verdun was the bloodiest battle in history…’” and as I continue to read the book, this quote started me to think … Continue reading

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