Five Forks

Luckily the rain held off long enough for an enjoyable tour of the Five Forks battlefield with historians Keith Bohannon and Peter Carmichael.  We concentrated mainly in the area along […]

Five Forks Bound

I‘ve never been to the Five Forks battlefield.  Luckily for me, today I am spending the day with two historians who know the battlefield well.  See you on Wednesday with […]

Trouble on the Horizon for LSU Press?

There has been some Online chatter about the future of LSU Press.  The Chronicle of Higher Education recently reported that the state is planning major budget cuts for the school, […]

David Herbert Donald (1920-2009)

Today I learned that we’ve lost one of the great Civil War/Lincoln scholars of the last 50 years.  One of the first books I read back in 1995, that started […]

Wrong Cover

A couple of days ago a representative of Random House contacted me to see if I might be interested in reviewing a forthcoming book, titled, The State of Jones: The […]