The Civil War


The American Civil War involved governments and people in many countries. Far from the eastern United States, there were naval battles and the planning of secret operations. Various places provided the North or South with material support.

Many Europeans came to America to fight. Primary motivations included advancing their military experience, supporting democracy, or ending slavery. Having been exposed to life in America, some of this culture would expand far and wide when these people returned home.

Regarding the important military issues, much as been written about battles in the eastern United States, and while these are detailed, political and cultural issues are highlighted as well.

Ethnic issues were key throughout the war. The North had a large population of voters with Irish or German backgrounds. On the battlefield, Irish-born soldiers were on important front lines and took heavy casualties. Half a dozen units consisted entirely of German Americans.

The Civil War changed the world forever. Some changes were small. But the big impact was that the reconstituted United States was on the world map as a major industrial and military power. To buy the book that explains all this and more, click below. The American Civil War and the World: The Role of Governments, Soldiers, Sailors, and Citizens eBook : Grimes, Daniel R.: Kindle Store

 Ten Cent Beer Night

This June 4th is the 50th anniversary of the biggest riot at a sporting event in North American history. It took place at a baseball game between the Cleveland Indians and the Texas Rangers in Cleveland. My book Ten-Cent Beer Night and the 1974 Baseball Season covers not only this event but other memorable events such as Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's home run record and Ron LeFlore, a convicted felon, making his major league baseball debut.

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Just published, The Packers, the Ice Bowl and the Memorable 1967 season tells the story of an epic contest between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys, was the coldest pro football game ever played. It pitted Vince Lombardi and the Packers’ 1960s dynasty against Tom Landry and the up-and-coming Cowboys. The challenge of playing against a strong opponent was compounded by the brutal, sub-zero temperatures. In a heart-pounding thriller, players and fans alike proved their mettle.Available on major eReaders including: iTunesKindleNOOKBookBaby