19 Apr

Panfish: Spot On

    I should have been concentrating on getting ready for the “trip of a lifetime” that was to begin the nest day, but instead, I got totally hooked on a wonderful piece by Bernard L. Herman in the University of North Carolina’s Southern Cultures, a wonderful but tiny...

08 Apr

Subject and Venue — Ironic

Began work on a lecture at Navy Museum in Washington for noon May 27 on Matthew Fontaine Maury’s role in the Confederate Navy in keeping the Union Navy from taking Richmond.. He positioned guns on the banks of the James River and mined the channels. The museum for years...

02 Apr

Third Coast — What a Book

      While recovering from major eye surgery and ordered to do nothing — great irony here, I had much more time to read for the past five months. It brought back a flood of memories of my childhood home. Thomas Dyja, The Third Coast, When Chicago Built...

25 Mar

Book Talk in Richmond

Matthew Fontaine Maury – Scientist at War Noon June 5 Museum of the Confederacy 1201 E. Clay St. Richmond, Virginia  

25 Mar

Secrets to Success — Out of Uniform

“At the top of the list” for women leaving the military “is re-connecting with family,” the vice chancellor of Syracuse University told the Army Women’s Foundation last week. Michael Haynie, director of the university’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families, said, “I would be willing to bet on it...

02 Mar

Special Presentation and Book Signing

Matthew Fontaine Maury, Father of Oceanography by John Grady  Fredericksburg, VA – This spring the Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center is pleased to announce a special book signing and presentation by author John Grady. Mr. Grady will speak about his new biography Matthew Fontaine Maury, Father of Oceanography...

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23 Feb

John Grady Mention in The Biographer’s Craft

While we mentioned John Grady’s biography of Matthew Fontaine Maury in last month’s listing of new paperbacks, we neglected to give him a shout out here as well. We also missed a piece John wrote last November for the New York Times’ Opinionator column; you can read it here....

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27 Feb

Appomattox Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the end of the Civil War Review

Historian Elizabeth Varon has gone a long way in puncturing the myths that surround what happened at Appomattox Court House in April 1865 and the months and years that followed. Her Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War is a fitting work for all...

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