Roanoke Island…150 Years Ago

Roanoke Island showing the position of Confederate Batteries

Image Credit: Harper’s Weekly, March 1, 1862.

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CHERNOW: Grant (2017)

Grant by Ron Chernow. Penguin Press, 2017. Cloth, IBSN: 978-1594204876. $40.00. The standard interpretation of Ulysses S. Grant’s life usually recounts an undistinguished West Point and antebellum army career ended by alcohol abuse,…