Category Archive: Fiction

“No Eunuch Ever Wrote a Book”

“No Eunuch Ever Wrote a Book.” That was the late novelist Taylor Caldwell’s take on her phenomenally successful career, but she is no longer a well-known name among avid fiction readers. Then again, who hears much about Irving Wallace or even John Dos Passos these days? Among fiction writers who hold the all time record of …

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Southern Daydreaming


How the South Could Have Won the Civil War: The Fatal Errors That Led to Confederate Defeat  by Bevin Alexander Crown Books (2007); HB, 337 pages, $25.95 The Confederate States of America: What Might Have Been by Roger L. Ransom W.W. Norton & Company (2005); HB, 352 pages; $29.95 Dixie Victorious: An Alternative History of the Civil War …

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My Summer Reading


I’ve been asked to write a bit about what I am reading and plan to take up. Perhaps first I should say something about me and what I have read in the past. I work primarily as a freelance writer now, but spent 30 years in politics – running campaigns, raising money for candidates and …

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