Tag Archives: Antonio Elmaleh

True Confessions

I’ve written and spoken at some length about writing this book over 15 years. One would think that over that time, I would have a pretty clear sense of what the book is about. Think again. I was invited to … Continue reading

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TV in Mercury Retrograde-

My next stop was a TV interview in Columbia, South Carolina to promote the talk I was to give at Fort Jackson the following week. South Carolina in general and Columbia in particular got the full wrath of the Union … Continue reading

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She Was Inspired

I began my five-week speaking/book tour across the South in the following way. I arrived promptly at the Dixie Queen off base and was met by the librarian. He escorted me on base. We went to the library and after … Continue reading

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Review for THE ONES THEY LEFT BEHIND from The Civil War News

Excellent Novel About  A Veteran’s Postwar Mission The Ones They Left Behind by Antonio Elmaleh. Historical fiction. Map, 260 pp., 2014, Antonio Elmaleh, http://www.antonioelmaleh.com, $22.95. Every so often a book comes along that makes the past profoundly rele­vant to the present. Such … 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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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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