BLOOD, TEARS, AND GLORY: How Ohioans Won the Civil War
by James Bissland
"Historians, researchers and genealogists looking for anecdotes and vignettes with an Ohio pedigree to spice up their analytical monographs will be well served by Bissland's research for this book. There's enough blood, tears and glory within its covers to satisfy even the most veteran Civil War armchair campaigners." --Gordon Berg, The Civil War Times!
Dear sir, I can't tell you the pleasure you have given me...I will have to read again your book, "Blood, Tears, & Glory". I hope you are working on another, just like this one. I'm sure you could do it. What a beautiful book; a masterpiece. I told my husband, this is a book one should read after having read ten or 12 (or a hundred) books about the Civil War, including Grant's, Sherman's and Sheridan's memoirs.... So, all best wishes, and please write another. Thank you very much!
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About The Book:
It's the greatest untold story of the Civil War...
...and one of the newest. For 150 years, the battlefields of Virginia, Gettysburg, and Antietam were what Americans thought of first when they thought of the Civil War. Wrong. While Easterners were battling to a bloody stalemate, Midwestern farmers, shopkeepers, and country lawyers fighting elsewhere were shaping the war's outcome. Dismissed by haughty Easterners as "armed rabble" or "drunkards," these citizen-soldiers, white and black, often were poorly trained and poorly equipped--but they were tough, confident, and supported by strong women who found their own ways to get into the fight. And the Midwesterners included most of the Union's top generals. From brilliant, if flawed, commanders to feisty enlisted men who were hard to discipline but hard to scare, Blood, Tears, & Glory tells powerful stories of the war, many for the first time, and all from a new point of view.
About The Author:
James Bissland was born in New England and moved to the Midwest in 1973 and then to Bowling Green, Ohio in 1976. Mr. Bissland has graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon School, Cornell University, University of Massachusetts-Amherst and University of Iowa. He has also attended Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design and Rhode Island College.
James is currently a writer and associate professor of journalism emeritus at Bowling Green State University. In the past, James has worked as an Assistant to state editor, Burlington (VT) Free Press; a reporter at the Providence Journal Bulletin; a public information officer and publications director at Rhode Island College; director of public information, Old Sturbridge Village; consultant to various educational institutions; an instructor at the University of Iowa; and an assistant professor, associate professor, department chair and interim director of school at Bowling Green State University journalism program.
Mr. Bissland has also published more that two dozen refereed research papers (including several award winners) and journal articles, as well as a number of non-refereed professional reviews and trade journal articles. Mr. Bissland's primary strength as a journalist was as a human-interest feature writer. He has also written a number of freelance magazine features in New England. In addition to Blood, Tears, and Glory: How Ohioans Won the Civil War (Orange Frazer Press, 2007), he has also written Long River Winding: Life, Love and Death Along the Connecticut (Berkshire House, 2003) and co-authored Bountiful Ohio: Good Food and Stories from Where the Heartland Begins (1993).
Contains Reference To:
The American Dream, Importance of Women, Importance of African-Americans, Realities of War
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