Monday, May 3, 2010

Lorraine McConaghy

I thumbed through historian Lorraine McConaghy's Warship under Sail: The USS Decatur in the Pacific West at a bookstore (it looked good), but never did get around to requesting a review copy from Univ. of Washington Press. On April 30, she discussed the book on Civil War Talk Radio, and also summarized her ongoing research on the life of the governor of Washington Territory at the time of Lincoln's election. The man's name escapes me, but she mentioned to Gerry that he was a pro-southern appointee that resigned and went home to Kentucky to agitate for secession. Interestingly, in another interview, McConaghy stated that her next book project will be a history of the 'Civil War in Washington Territory'. I think a good title would be "Thunder Along Puget Sound".

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