A Breath of Snow and Ashes & Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon

5 stars. This big fat book covers 3 years, leading up the American Revolution. Hardly any time travel at all – but several time travelers! And *surprise* some of them are not very nice people. Lots of drama about Loyalist vs Tory, and the oaths which the Highlanders made to King George… should they break … More A Breath of Snow and Ashes & Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon

Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War by Charles B. Dew

Why was the US Civil War fought? State Rights or Slavery? Or, possibly the right of slave-owners to keep slaves in in free states? The author had always thought it was State Rights…  The Regents essays allow both answers…  What’s the real deal? Early secessionist Southern officials had plenty to say other southern states to … More Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War by Charles B. Dew