Saturday, May 3, 2008

Various things

Anyone who has written for magazines, only to be jerked around when the time came for you to receive your agreed upon compensation will appreciate this. I had a good belly laugh at the YouTube excerpt of a Harlan Ellison interview at the bottom of the page [avoid it only if you are easily offended by crude language].

The Spring 2008 edition of Civil War Book Review is out. Among other things of interest is the reviewer bio blurb for Christopher Stowe of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College which mentions he is completing a two-volume biography of George Meade for Kent State Univ. Press. Brett has already mentioned the Glatthaar interview from the same issue on TOCWOC. Blogger Andrew Duppstadt has a review of Joiner's Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy. I think we are in agreement as to its positive qualities.

Dimitri has posted the first of a two-part interview with Russell Bonds, author of one of the best Civil War books of recent memory, and a startlingly good effort for a first time author. I anticipate with great pleasure his next work, a much needed history of the Battle of Atlanta.

Kirby Ross, editor of The Autobiography of Samuel S. Hildebrand: The Renowned Missouri Bushwhacker, will be a guest on Civil War Talk Radio on May 30.


  1. Drew,
    Glad to see your mention of the latest edition of CWBR. I have a review in this edition on Gary Joiner's "Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy." Check it out.

  2. Drew,

    Thanks for the rundown...I'm so pleased to know Russell bonds has another book in's the first I'd heard of it.



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