Just a quick note to let all of you know that I am no longer featuring advertisements on the blog. The two remaining ads on the sidebar will be allowed to expire over the next few months and that will be it. I want to take the design of the site in a different direction. Thanks to everyone who took out an ad over the past three years, especially the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, the University of North Carolina Press, Civil War Institute, Virginia Foundation For the Humanities and Civil War Trust. As far as I am concerned there was never a conflict of interest since I supported and used just about every product. The extra cash was a huge help, especially over the past two years as I transitioned to life here in Boston, but now that I’ve secured full-time employment for the coming school year that is no longer an immediate need. More on that later.
My original goal was to diffuse the almost daily requests to feature products or pass along information through this blog. With very few exceptions, I remain committed to resisting any attempt to utilize this site for free advertising. I am appalled that people have the nerve to even ask and often more than once. Of course, links to books will continue through my Amazon affiliate account and I will continue to accept review copies of Civil War and related titles. Let me know if you have any questions.