I was thinking of Leonard tonight and entered his name in the search engine and learned that he had died. Leonard was a dear friend when we both attended the University of Illinois. I am so sorry to h ..
There's a reason that generals' memoirs are used to teach introductory Latin (Julius Caesar) and Greek (Xenophon). The prose is clear, elegant, and accessible, and the content is solid. Grant is obvio ..
I also like the reviewer's remark: "You don't need a Ph.D. to read 'J R,' or a critical concordance; you just need a secluded island somewhere, without cable or satellite TV. You need time." Which ala ..
In comments, above, Anderson casts aspersions on Sherman's memoir, and I suggest that it was written after the huge success of Grant's. Tonight, I've been looking back at Edmund Wilson's book Patrioti ..
Ben, I read and enjoyed John's book, and can recommend it for folks interested in prosecutor's war stories in this part of the world. John's a really good story-teller. My mom is write now working thr ..
Since it won't interefere with any of the other comments in this thread, lemme drop a good word for a book I'm reading and enjoying now: From Midnight to Guntown: True Crime Stories from a Federal Pro ..
Thank you for posting the series of excerpts from Grant's "Memoirs." I enjoyed them greatly. As a knuckleheaded Southerner, I have always found or created some lame excuse for not reading that publica ..
I worked with his stepdaughter at the time of his death...She is a real piece of Cake...But I guess you have to consider the type of life style she was brought up in...she is sad little person...about ..
Readin in Woodson about McClernand, and I bet Grant wished he had not only shown up at the battle, but led a charge on an artillery battery. What a prick. ... Woodworth. Whatever. I'm not looking at t ..