Tag Archives: Biography

Alan’s War.

By Emmanuel Guibert. Roaring Books Press. English edition 2008. New York.   The quality of the illustrations first caught my attention when I scanned the graphic novel shelves in our local library branch. I anticipated that a war biography might … Continue reading

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Grant and Sherman; the Friendship that Won the Civil War. Charles B Flood. Harper, 2006.

A highly readable and rich exposition of the development of Union strategy during the American Civil War and how Grant and Sherman rose from near-obscurity and failure to become the major military leaders of that conflict on the Union side. … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Autocrat; the Life of Edwin Stanton. William Marvel. The University of North Carolina Press 2015

I listened to this as a full text talking book on a free library service called “Hoopla” over 20+ hours in June and July. ¬†) This is a long and impressive biography of a strange and powerful 19c American public … Continue reading

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An American Requiem; God, My Father, and the war that came between us. James Carroll. 1996. New York, Houghton-Mifflin.

Another family rent by war. The obedient hero-worshipping son ( the author of the book ) becomes a Catholic Paulist priest essentially to fulfill the wishes of his family while the Vietnam war presses more and more on his and … Continue reading

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Virgin of Bennington.

By Kathleen Norris. Riverhead Books, Division of Penguin Putnam, 2001, 250 pp. Interesting insights into how Kathleen Norris became who she is. All about her life and influences from about 17 years or age. ¬†Discusses university and subsequent work for … Continue reading

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