One of my hobbies is walking battlefields and that will probably be the major source of posts. Plus I will post about other things that spark my interest, from oddities found while researching to observations on the war.
Monday, August 20, 2007
I've got some good news, a little early yet to be too happy, but a good sign nonetheless. I was recently contacted by Civil War News to be a book reviewer. And I jumped at the opportunity. Friday I got my first book to review and have already started reading it. So far so good. The one caveat though is that I have decided I will not post my review here until after the issue comes out. They did not tell me to do this but it seems like the proper thing to do. So in the near future you hopefully see me in print too. I'm just reserving some happiness so far until my review passes muster.
I am a Civil War nut. I graduated from the University of Colorado-Denver in 2001 with a BA in History. I'm always searching for more knowledge. I buy a ton of books, though space constraints have limited me of late, and I also download a ton of books. I'm always planning battlefield treks as I think these are important to really understanding a battle. Reading only does so much, walking the fields fills in the rest. And when I'm on a battlefield I really walk it. I like to go someplace and take a week to walk everything, get a feel for everything, and take a ton of pictures.