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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse09 Jul 2016 9:05 p.m. PST

"The Civil War Trust recently spoke with Dr. James McPherson about his latest book, War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865. This new book looks at the significant contributions that both the Federal and Confederate navies made to the American Civil War…"


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The G Dog Fezian Inactive Member10 Jul 2016 6:22 p.m. PST

Wow. That's a pretty lame 'interview'. Nothing but softball questions there.

This comes off as a mainstream product synthesizing the work of many talented researchers and authors for a pop culture audience raised on A Ken Burns documentary.

In response to being asked "Why did you write this book?", he might as well have said, he wanted to cash in on his brand recognition and make a pile of money.

I think I'll stick to the many other fine works by other authors.

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2016 6:12 a.m. PST

It's a pretty typical author's book tour interview. Light on substance, long on salesmanship.

The book gets good reviews on Amazon, so I will probably pick up a copy.

Axon0301 Dec 2016 12:52 p.m. PST

Ya, the book is rather good. It is a relatively easy read and a good survey of the subject.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2016 4:43 p.m. PST

"You can't judge a book by it's covering by a book reviewer"?

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