At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier | LJ Review


With Chevalier’s excellent storytelling ability and gift for creating memorable characters, this novel paints a vivid picture of the hard and rough-hewn life of American pioneers on their westward journey

Nonfiction: Agincourt, 20th-Century History, New York’s Infrastructure, Burial Culture | Xpress Reviews


Antiquarians and military history buffs will enjoy The Battle of Agincourt, Higgs’s history will leave fans of cultural history wanting a bit more, New York’s grid system, Laqueur on the constant importance of a dead body

Spencer C. Tucker on the Writing Life


Fulbright scholar and graduate of the Virginia Military Institute Spencer C. Tucker, PhD, has been senior fellow in military history at ABC-CLIO since 2003. The author recently answered some questions via email about his lengthy career.

A Second Veterans Day Conversation on Hobbies: Trench Art


On Veterans Day, LJ book reviewer Ed Burgess (EB), library director at the Combined Arms Research Library, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and I (MH) had a conversation about Ed’s hobby: the crafting of models. We discussed Ed’s modelling particularly in relation to World War I as its centennial approaches. (By the way, you can see our […]