Posts tagged with ‘Civil War’

  • “Touched With Fire” by Chris Datta Book Review

    By Ruth on April 27, 2014
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    Touched with Fire by Christopher Datta My rating: 5 of 5 stars Historical novels based on the Civil War flood the market, but in spite of that, it seems that it is still an often misunderstood time period in U.S. history. Unfortunately, most Civil War novels don’t often contribute to the overall discussion and understanding of this time period. This […]
  • This Day in History January 23, 1861

    By Ruth on January 23, 2014
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    On this date in 1861, Colonel Robert E. Lee wrote a letter to his son, Curtis, regarding the secession crisis.  You might wonder what was so momentous about this, so please read the following: As an American citizen, I take great pride in my country, her prosperity and her institutions, and would defend any State if her rights were invaded. […]
  • This Day in History January 9, 1861

    By Ruth on January 9, 2014
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    I know quite a bit about the Civil War, but this act was news to me.  On this date in 1861, the first hostile act of the Civil War occurred.  The steamship Star of the West entered Charleston Harbor, and it was fired upon immediately.  The captain had no choice but to order a retreat, and thankfully the ship survived […]
  • Litfuse Group: “A Heartbeat Away” by S. Dionne Moore Book Review

    By Ruth on June 21, 2013
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    When a band of runaway slaves brings Union-loyal Beth Bumgartner a wounded Confederate soldier named Joe, it is the catalyst that pushes her to defy her pacifist parents and become a nurse during the Battle of Antietam. Her mother’s mysterious goodbye gift is filled with quilt blocks that bring comfort to Beth during the hard days and lonely nights, but […]
  • “Candle in the Wind” by Ric Wasley Book Review

    By Ruth on June 8, 2013
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    Read more about this book on this post.  I realize the tour and giveaway are over, but you can find the summary, excerpt, buy links, et cetera there. Candle in the Wind by Ric Wasley My rating: 5 of 5 stars I struggled with how to rate and review this book for a while. I wanted to be completely honest, […]
  • Goddess Fish: “Candle in the Wind” by Ric Wasley Book Review/Tour (Ends 6/7) WW

    By Ruth on June 6, 2013
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      Candle in the Wind by Ric Wasley ~~~~~~~~~~~~~   BLURB:   The year is 1863. After two years of battles, the Civil War has evolved into a bloody slaughter with scarcely a town or home on both sides untouched by the tragic loss of its young men. President Abraham Lincoln has just announced the first order of “Draft” in […]
  • Goddess Fish: "Jessie’s War" by Meggan Connors Book Review/Giveaway (ends 4/26) U.S./Canada

    By Ruth on April 10, 2013
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    Jessie’s War by Meggan Connors ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BLURB: She’s about to become a pawn in a brutal game between nations… The American Civil War has raged for more than ten years. The outcast daughter of a famous inventor, Jessica White has struggled to salvage what little remains of her life. Then, one cold winter night, the lover she’d given up for […]
  • This Day in History April 9, 1865

    By Ruth on April 9, 2013
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    “The war is over, the rebels are our countrymen again.”    Ulysses S. Grant – At Appomattox Court House (9 April 1865)It was on this date in 1865, that Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at the Appomattox Court House.  When this occurred, the Union soldiers were beginning to celebrate.  It was Grant who put a stop to this […]
  • This Day in History November 19, 1863

    By Ruth on November 19, 2012
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    By David Bachrach [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons I thought today’s feature coincided well with the current interest in Abraham Lincoln, i.e., Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly and Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln..  It was on this date that one of the greatest presidents of the U.S. to have ever lived (my opinion, I know) gave a speech that is one of […]
  • CM Book Tour: "The Spy Lover" by Kiana Davenport Review

    By Ruth on September 30, 2012
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    Kiana Davenport’s latest novel is a powerful epic about the American Civil War, which extends this beloved writer’s vision to an entirely new level. Based on her family history, it is at once an historical novel, a haunting love story, and a brilliant expose on the treatment of minorities during the Civil War.  Meticulously researched, it is finally a story […]