Category: Best of TOCWOC – 2006

  • Ride With The Devil

    Ride With The Devil Actors/Actresses Tobey Maguire….Jake Roedel Skeet Ulrich….Jack Bull Chiles James Caviezel….Black John Jonathan Rhys Meyers….Pitt Mackeson Simon Baker….George Clyde Jeffrey Wright….Daniel Holt Jewel Kilcher….Sue Lee Shelley Brett’s Movie Collection IMDB Rating as of 7/25/06: 6.5 My Rating: 8 I was watching an episode of Deadwood (a GREAT show by the way, if […]

  • The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce, Part 1

    The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce Paperback: 496 pages Publisher: University of Nebraska Press; Reprint edition (January 1985) Language: English ISBN: 0803260717 Brett’s Horror Book Collection Last Sunday, I mentioned that I would be going through this short story collection of writer Ambrose Bierce, a Civil War veteran. Bierce was an uncompromising man with […]

  • Review In Brief: Two Great Rebel Armies: An Essay in Confederate Military History by Richard McMurry

    Books on Confederate Armies Two Great Rebel Armies: An Essay in Confederate Military History. Richard M. McMurry. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press (1989). 204 pp. 1 map. Richard McMurry takes a look at the two largest armies in the Confederacy in what is, as the title indicates, an extended essay. The […]

  • Review: Embattled Arkansas by Michael Banasik

    Books on the Prairie Grove Campaign Embattled Arkansas: The Prairie Grove Campaign of 1862. Michael E. Banasik. Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company (1998). 580 pp. 30 maps. The extended title of Michael Banasik’s Embattled Arkansas: The Prairie Grove Campaign of 1862 is misleading, but in a very good way. The author does not just cover […]

  • New Military History: My View

    In three interesting posts, Kevin Levin, Eric Wittenberg, and Drew Wagenhoffer have weighed in on New Military History. I posted my feelings on the subject on all three blogs, and I thought it might be interesting to share my thoughts on my own blog as well. The following few paragraphs are my comments, verbatim: Drew, […]

  • Studying the June 22 Fight Near Jerusalem Plank Road: Maps

    After posting a short blog entry commemorating the anniversary of the Battles for Jerusalem Plank Road on June 21, I was astonished to find that there has never even been so much as a magazine article focusing on the fighting on June 22, 1864 between Mahone’s Confederate Division and the Union II Corps, led that […]

  • Review: Shock Troops of the Confederacy by Fred Ray Note: For those of you who missed it, you might want to check out my multi-part summary of the book, starting with Part 1. Shock Troops of the Confederacy: The Sharpshooter Battalions of the Army of Northern Virginia. Fred L. Ray. Asheville, NC: CFS Press (2006). 432 pp. 43 maps. Review Fred Ray’s Shock […]