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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]