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  • Me, My Shelf and I: JC Steinbrunner

    Me, My Shelf and I: JC Steinbrunner
    JC Steinbrunner doesn’t shy away from 3,000-page tomes. In fact, several of the books in his Civil War–centric collection could serve double duty as doorstops. The painter and founder of the Salon Series — who lives in Lakeview with his wife, Amalie Drury, and 9-month-old son, Augustus — became obsessed with the American Civil War when he stumbled upon Shelby Foote’s three-volume, soup-to-nuts history, “The Civil War: A Narrative,” which he read in about a year.
  • Review: 'The Cause of All Nations' by Don H. Doyle

    Review: 'The Cause of All Nations' by Don H. Doyle
    For many years, our popular conception of the Civil War has been of the war itself — military strategists peering over giant maps, soldiers advancing on the battlefields at Antietam and Gettysburg, Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House —...

    A cathedral could become a museum to a painful legacy: slavery

    The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island may be on to something good. As much of the rest of the nation continues to debate what happened in Ferguson, Mo., and the spotlight it shines on the sharp differences between how whites and blacks view race...

    Was Hartford 'The Richest City In The United States'?

    Was Hartford 'The Richest City In The United States'?
    Most magazine writers don't expect a few words thrown into an article to last more than a week or two in the public consciousness — certainly not to thrive into the next couple of centuries. But a sentence that Charles Hopkins Clark put into...

    Civil War-themed 'Battle of the Bands'

    Civil War-themed 'Battle of the Bands'
    See two community bands in a money-raising battle of musical merit Sunday. The American Legion Band of Bethlehem and the Marine Band of Allentown meet in the second annual "Battle of the Bands" at 3 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Ave....