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The Terrible Cost of Care

The Terrible Cost of Care

“A hospital is no place to form attachments,” said one lady in this hospital to another. The former had surprised the latter in a sudden flood of tears, in the pantry of Ward 1. The occasion was the arrival of that order for the kitchen man, and chief...
Grant and Lee in the Civil War

Grant and Lee in the Civil War

One thing about being a publisher of historical works, a passionate consumer of the same, and having an interest in psychology, is that I can’t help viewing with fascination the way we view historical figures. Grant and Lee in the Civil War are a prime example....
Custer’s Wolverines in the Civil War

Custer’s Wolverines in the Civil War

“Come on, you Wolverines!” With this spirited shout, young General George A. Custer led his Michigan cavalry into the Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War. After his death at the Little Bighorn, Custer was at first lionized as a heroic martyr. In the...
Sealed with a Yankee Kiss

Sealed with a Yankee Kiss

The desperate times of the American Civil War spawned many a true romance. One of the most popular songs of the day was “The Girl I Left Behind Me,” which is referred to in nearly every Civil War memoir and regimental history. Many a soldier boy had his...
U.S. Grant as Horse Lover

U.S. Grant as Horse Lover

THE HUMAN SCALE OF HISTORY It’s history at the human scale that I find so compelling. When I get to peer behind the frozen images created by the mythology around historic people and events, they come alive in a way I can relate to; in a way that stirs my...