After a While You Just Get Used To It – Knapp

Memory is a funny thing. Even the most mundane can get romanticized through the veil of time. I think that is one reason I groan at memoirs. They tend to go in one of two directions: maudlin (I am a victim of these series of events) or mundane. This is why I'm convinced that only … Continue reading After a While You Just Get Used To It – Knapp

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African American Faces of the Civil War – Coddington

Take note, authors.  This is how you do a book full of miniature biographies. I've griped about it before. I don't usually like biographies, not because I don't like history, but because the format is generally dull. Coddington, on the other hand, spends his time putting the facts and figures in context of exciting events … Continue reading African American Faces of the Civil War – Coddington