Category Archives: House United

Follow the Money

Recently I read Andrew Schmookler’s article entitled, “The Spirit That Drove Us to Civil War Is Back” in the Huffington Post.  It is both compelling and disturbing, both inpinpointing similarities between the cultural and political divides that existed then and … Continue reading

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My Civil War

My father died last month, right after my first novel was published. He was 95, was married to my mother for 71 years, and lived an extraordinary life of accomplishment in business, art, sports and philanthropy. We clashed my entire … Continue reading

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Why is Historical Fiction so Important?

When a writer succeeds in infusing yesterday’s events with an immediacy that makes those events important and instructive to his readers today, then readers experience what went before in such a way that they can see not only where they … Continue reading

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Why the 1864 Presidential Election May Be the Most Important One in Our History

It is dicey to make “the most” statements. History is constantly being written. Usually it is not recognized as history in the moment, but only when later generations have the benefit of understanding the larger context in which it unfolded. … Continue reading

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A House United

I chose “A House United” as a theme for the blog because I don’t think this theme is a typical lens through which to view the Civil War, Our War, and its ongoing significance to us. The conversation I want … Continue reading

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