Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
On the anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (November 19, 1863), we stopped in at the Gettysburg Visitors Center Bookstore (which is selling Hiram's Honor) for a book signing. We sold some books, made many new friends (including Jeff Shaara who was also there signing books), and really felt the emotion of that significant day when Abraham Lincoln delivered his short but highly regarded and time-honored speech. This book signing culminated a Civil War book tour through Ohio, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. We stopped at places like The Manassas Museum (Manassas, Virginia) and the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (Winchester, Virginia), met some nice folks and they are now selling Hiram's Honor.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
The Ohio Monument at Andersonville National Historic Site. Kevin Frye (left), an Andersonville historian, is pictured with Max Terman, author of Hiram's Honor.
The Ohio Civil War 150 web site is an excellent source for learing about Ohio's role in the Civil War and about activities associated with the upcoming 150 year anniversary of the Civil War. I am pleased to have an excerpt from Hiram's Honor posted there entitled "A Buckeye Dies at Andersonville". See http://www.ohiocivilwar150.org/2010/09/a-buckeye-dies-at-andersonville/.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
http://www.battlefieldjournal.com/) has just published a chapter from Hiram's Honor. The chapter is The Great Battle at Gettysburg (see painting above) which describes how the 82nd Ohio engaged the Confederates on July 1, 1863 and what happened when Private Terman was captured. Writing this chapter was emotional for me because I knew that here, in the farm fields north of Gettysburg, began the path to Andersonville for Private Terman.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
http://scottmingus.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/book-review-hiram/ . Scott is an author of highly acclaimed Civil War books and his home web site is at http://www.scottmingus.com/. His review mentions my description of the death of a soldier on a prison train from Richmond to Andersonville. To help you imagine what this was like, place yourself into this sketch from the Florence Military Prison archives.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
A recent book review of Hiram's Honor by historian Kenneth D. Williams can be seen at http://www.civilwarnews.com/reviews/2010br/january/hiram_terman_b011004.html. Williams is an accomplished writer as can be attested by the last statement in his well-crafted review:
"Read this novel and you can feel like you are cold, hungry, footsore and afraid just like so many of those young boys of old."
This sketch from Battles and Leaders of the Civil War gives me this feeling as much as any I have come across. Very much appreciate the good words Ken.