Reviews by stevedodge
This is, ultimately, a profoundly sad story of a man attempting to stave off the "re-extinction" of the wolverine from Michigan. What a gift Fprd was given being able to follow and study this "pretty gal." I highly recommend this fine book.
This book has for decades been the definitive narrative of Pickett's Charge. It is still an excellent work on the subject but has probably been improved upon by a more recent volume entitled "The Last Attack at Gettysburg."
When people think of David McCullough, books about Harry Truman or John Adams are often the subject matter. McCulloogh's book on the tragedy at Johnstown is compelling history. The author's description of this horrific event is excellent in that it tells of the individual perspectives of the victims. This is a book that you will not want to put it down.
If you can only read one book about the battle of Gettysburg, this should be your choice. It is comprehensive, well written and authoritative.
This book takes on the Lincoln assassination from an investigative and a legal perspective. The narrative discusses how the various defendants became implicated and apprehended. Steers then discusses the nature of the evidence that was brought forth against the conspirators. Steers makes a compelling case that Mary Surratt, indeed, ought to have been executed and that Dr. Mudd probably deserved the same fate.