In my quest to journey through images related to the American Civil War, I found myself fascinated with the actual history behind the images; so much of it I had either never learned or learned and forgotten.
There are books by contemporary authors who write modern views of these historical events, and many of them are fantastic. But I was looking for history that was written closer to when the events occurred–eyewitness accounts, newspaper articles, speeches, etc. And so I started researching and reading and researching some more, scrounging the Internet to find everything I could about my first topic of interest: the Battle of Fort Sumter and the Start of the Civil War.
Then I started thinking, maybe there are others like me–people who want to learn as much as they can about a specific moment in history. Most history books, even ones about certain time periods such as the American Revolution or the Civil War, are trying to cover so much that they are unable to do an in-depth report on a particular battle or general or theme of that time period.
So I decided to create a compendium of literature that dealt with just one piece of the history pie. My goal was to collect and organize all the articles I had read into Kindle e-books that others could read and enjoy.
And so I have published my first set of books through Amazon’s Kindle publishing platform. I am hoping that people will use them to get a in-depth view of the fascinating events surrounding the start of the Civil War. I’ve already started working on a series of e-books on another famous and horrifying battle. I can’t wait to share them with everyone.