Author Archives: Allen Mesch

About Allen Mesch

Allen is an author, educator, and historian. He has written six books: The Analyst; Teacher of Civil War Generals; Your Affectionate Father, Charles F. Smith; Charles A. Marvin - "One Year. Six Months, and Eleven Days", Preparing for Disunion, and Ebenezer Allen - Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy. He taught classes on the American Civil War at Collin College. He has visited more than 130 Civil War sites and given presentations at Civil War Roundtables.

The Third Rebellion

The Third Rebellion is a novel about political and social unrest in the United States of America. The book is a work of fiction. The Third Rebellion is not a prediction of future events, a political manifesto, a condemnation of … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Texas Statesman

The revised and edited version of my biography of Ebenezer Allen is now available from Barnes and Noble Press. Who was this Man? Order Book The Forgotten Texas Statesman for $17.00 from Barnes and Noble Order E-Book The Forgotten Texas Statesman for … Continue reading

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The Woman King

The Woman King is a must viewing. Viola Davis is her great self. The Woman King is a true story that confirms that the all-female military regiment existed and was called the Agojie or Mino (Our Mothers). The Woman King … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Reading

I wanted to share some of my wife’s postings on reading. Please pass these thoughts to your family and friends. Even better, read a story to a child.

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“Finest non-fiction writing I’ve ever found”

I read Dave Lieber’s online column today where he quotes from World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle. Mr. Lieber called the piece the “finest non-fiction writing I’ve ever found.” Dave gave me permission to share this information. I think that … Continue reading

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Allen and Chase – Classmates and Adversaries

Ebenezer Allen and Salmon Chase were classmates and graduates of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. They renewed their friendship in January 1853 in Washington, DC.  Chase was a Senator from Ohio (1849−1855) and later a Justice of the U.S. … Continue reading

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Really?

Today Governor Abbott (Republican – Texas) asked the Texas Education Agency to form a task force to develop solutions to the state’s teacher shortage. This may be the worst announcement that the governor made during his time in Austin. A … Continue reading

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Peace on Earth, Goodwill Toward Men

Our best wishes to you and your families. I hope this holiday that you take time for an extra hug for your family and friends. I hope this holiday you will… Love not hate Leave politics locked in a drawer … Continue reading

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Books Make Life Richer

On page E1 of the Saturday, November 27, 2021 issue of The Dallas Morning News, Ms. Tyra Damm authored an article entitled “Books expand our world, make life richer.” Ms. Damm is a Briefing columnist for the paper. Her article … Continue reading

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Burning and Banning Books

The first large burning came on 6 May 1933. The German Student Union made an organized attack on Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld’s Institute of Sex Research. Its library and archives of around 20,000 books and journals were publicly hauled out and burned in … Continue reading

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