Odds & Ends: May 29, 2008

  • Jim Miller at Civil War Notebook provides his review policy for publishers so they know where he stands. This is a good idea and something I’ve been contemplating doing for some time now. TOCWOC’s review policy will appear as a permanent page on the site. After receiving several badly dinged up review copies from one publisher who shall remain nameless, this page is far past due. I’m a collector as well as a reader/reviewer, and I’d like to have at least a Near Fine copy for my troubles. However, you do get what you pay for, so I can’t complain too much.
  • Craig Swain’s thoughtful post on “Archives and Technology” at To the sound of the Guns brought up some points I hadn’t thought of concerning the ability to tamper with digitally stored archives. I supposes this is no different than someone writing in fake “notes” on printed documents, but it is much easier to produce a believable forgery using digitized materials.
  • How did the North and South harness their respective railroads during the Civil War? Rene Tyree offers up his take on this topic in several parts at wig-wags.

UPDATE: I found one other post I thought I’d include due to its quality. Another Old Movie Blog looks at the reluctance of Hollywood to portray our nation’s defining moment.


One response to “Odds & Ends: May 29, 2008”

  1. Jacqueline T Lynch Avatar

    Thanks very much for mentioning my blog entry on Hollywood’s treatment of the Civil War. TOCWOC is an impressive blog, and a valuable resource.

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