I was contacted by Bob Driver a few weeks ago and asked if I'd review his latest book. Bob is a retired Lt. Colonel (USMC) and was, for more than 30 years, President of one of the most active Civil War Roundtables in the United States: The Rockbridge (County) Civil War Roundtable. I've spoken for the group in Lexington a number of times myself. Of course, I agreed to review the book. I'll be interviewing Bob as part of the review this coming Friday, Lord willin'. Stay tuned.
This resource has been on my wish list for quite some time. As I continue to relic hunt and find and restore a lot of iron artifacts, this encyclopedic book will be a great resource for identifying more of the odder pieces in my growing collection.
This is the book credited with having the most impact on Steve Bannon's political views. Bannon is, of course, President Trump's senior advisor. I'm finding the book quite fascinating. Wikipedia notes that the author, Christopher Lasch, was "an American historian, moralist, and social critic who was a history professor at the University of Rochester." I'll have more to say about the book soon.