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.

Manuscript Completed and Mailed

There is great satisfaction in completing a manuscript and sending it to the publisher. I was pleased to complete the task for my new (unpublished) book, Preparing for Disunion. Not surprising, it took more time than I thought it would. … Continue reading

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I am happy to inform you that McFarland & Company has agreed to publish my new book, Preparing for Disunion. The book focuses on how the West Point Commandant of Cadets prepared cadets for the Civil War. The military instructors … Continue reading

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Preparing for Disunion – Status Report

McFarland Publishers is reviewing my submission for Preparing for Disunion. I hope to hear from them in a couple of weeks.

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New Review of The Analyst

The Analyst is Dr. Russell Conrad, a university professor and Director of the university’s think tank on International Economics and Governments. He counts high level members of the CIA as friends and colleagues who call on his expert knowledge of … Continue reading

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Civil War Roundtable of St. Louis

A big thanks to the Civil War Roundtable of St. Louis for inviting me to speak on May 24, 2017. There was an excellent turnout and we sold twenty-three books. Congratulations on the roundtable’s Sixtieth Anniversary. Thanks for all the … Continue reading

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Presentations on May 17 and May 18, 2017

I had two interesting and enjoyable presentations this week. On Wednesday, I spoke to a writing group, Writer’s Block, about the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet. I read some sections from my political thriller novel, The Analyst, and explained how I … Continue reading

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The Civil War Round Table of St. Louis

I am looking forward to speaking to The Civil War Round Table of St. Louis on May 24, 2017. Please check the round table site for details. I hope to have time to visit several Civil War sites in the … Continue reading

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