Author Archives: Allen Mesch

About Allen Mesch

Allen is an author, educator, and historian. He has written five books: The Analyst; Teacher of Civil War Generals; Your Affectionate Father, Charles F. Smith; Charles A. Marvin - "One Year. Six Months, and Eleven Days", and Preparing for Disunion. Allen's latest book, Ebenezer Allen - Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy is scheduled for release in August 2020. He teaches classes on the American Civil War at Collin College. He has visited more than 130 Civil War sites and shared his over 4,000 photographs on Civil War Journeys. He wrote posts about the Civil War on the Salient Points blog.

The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman is a biographical film based on the book The Surgeon of Crowthorne or The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester. The movie is about Professor James Murray (Mel Gibson), who became director of an Oxford University Press project in 1879, The New English Dictionary … Continue reading

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Amanda Gorman

Wow! That’s all I can say about Ms. Amanda Gorman. Her inauguration speech The Hill We Climb was amazing. I’m not going to bore you with her vita which is available at Amanda Gorman. For those of you who missed … Continue reading

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What Do You Chose?

President Biden’s address to the nation and its emphasis on unity and resolution of differences suggested to me that Americans had many choices that will determine the fate of our democracy. For us to work together to solve the many … Continue reading

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Let Us Be Strong Spiritual Anvils

“So in the days ahead, let us not sink into the quicksands of violence; rather let us stand on the high ground of love and noninjury. Let us continue to be strong spiritual anvils that will wear out many a … Continue reading

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Union Troops Protect Washington

The images of U. S. troops resting in the capitol remined me of another time when Union soldiers were garrisoned in government buildings in Washington. These excerpts from Teacher of Civil War Generals – Major General Charles Ferguson Smith, Soldier … Continue reading

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Former NFL Players Write Children’s’ Books

Congratulations to Martellus Bennett and Malcolm Mitchell for writing books which encourage children to want to read. Their efforts are very important to all authors because the children to read Bennett and Mitchell’s stories become adult readers and potential customers. … Continue reading

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YouTube Interview by Samantha O’Daniel

Please see my YouTube interview about writing. Order the print copy of Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy Order the E-book copy of Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy

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Quotes from Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy

“It is, Sir, as I have said, a small college. And yet there are those who love it.” – Daniel Webster about Dartmouth College “… when I called him to that station I was almost a stranger to him personally, … Continue reading

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Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy

I am pleased to announce that Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy is now available on Amazon. Paperback Edition – check out the preview Kindle Edition – check out the preview using an e-reader Over the next few months, … Continue reading

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Progress Report and Petition

Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy is nearing the final stages. I don’t know the exact publishing date. If you want a copy please see Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy on the Waldorf Publishing site. Meanwhile, I … Continue reading

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