Author Archives: Allen Mesch

About Allen Mesch

Allen is a author, educator, and historian. He has written four books: The Analyst; Teacher of Civil War Generals; Your Affectionate Father, Charles F. Smith; and Charles A. Marvin - "One Year. Six Months, and Eleven Days". He teaches classes on the American Civil War at Collin College. He has visited more than 130 Civil War sites and shares his over 4,000 photographs on Civil-War-Journeys.org. He blogs about the Civil War on Salient Points.

Publisher for Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy

After sending out over two hundred inquires to publishers, I am pleased to announce  that Waldorf Publishing has agreed to publish Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy.  Their books are reasonably priced from $9.95 to $16.95. Their publications for … Continue reading

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Modified and Misquoted

Authors hate it when their writing is modified or misquoted. One of my favorite quotes is from Thomas Jefferson’s 1787 letter to William Stephens Smith. “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of … Continue reading

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Adjectives

An adjective is a word that modifies a noun or pronoun to make it more specific. Adjectives are a writer’s best friend. They help describe a person, place, or thing to allow a reader to form a mental picture of … Continue reading

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Preparing for Disunion Presentation

On July 20, 2019, I had the pleasure of giving a presentation on my new book Preparing for Disunion – West Point Commandants and the Training of Civil War Leaders at the Texas Civil War Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. … Continue reading

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McFarland Books on Sale

In recognition of the company’s 40th anniversary, McFarland will be running a website promotion June 10 through June 30 covering ALL books. All website book orders will be discounted by 25%. For those of you familiar with my Civil War … Continue reading

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Texas Civil War Museum

The Texas Civil War Museum holds free lectures on Saturdays in June and July. This summer’s program Richard B. McCaslin – June 8th – “Pompeo Coppini – Confederate Memory in Texas” Randy Gilbert – June 15th – “Trans-Mississippi Prisoners of … Continue reading

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Fashion Tips for Writers

Writers seem to adopt a variety styles once they become authors. Just because you enter the realm of published writers, doesn’t mean you have to: Wear your hair in a pony tail (men) Let your grow down to  your waist … Continue reading

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