An Outstanding Idea

The Tennessee legislature is considering a bill to name the Bible the State book. A similar bill was passed and vetoed in 2016 by the prior Governor, who was one of the worst Governors in history. Why is this such an outstanding idea? First, it is clearly the will of a majority of Tennesseans which… Continue reading An Outstanding Idea

Sargent Alvin C. York

This simple man became an celebrated hero, awarded the Medal of Honor, for his action in WWI.  He was born in 1887, in the mountains of Tennessee's Cumberland plateau.  He was poor and lived a rough and tough life until he was dramatically saved in a revival meeting.  He became a devout believer.  When he… Continue reading Sargent Alvin C. York

Crockett’s Own Story

Recorded history may be more awash with opinion than fact.  Of course, movies and TV shows are designed to exaggerate and embellish stories for entertainment purposes, but an honest man's own account will bear up against the cross examination of opinion.  I found "A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett" to be an interesting… Continue reading Crockett’s Own Story

David Crockett

David Crockett wrote a narrative biography of his life in 1835.  Unable to abtain a ready copy of it, I picked up, "Davy Crockett, the Man, the Legend, the Legacy", by Michael Lofaro.  This book is a book report on all the books, movies, TV shows, and periodicals written about the man.  That alone is… Continue reading David Crockett

For Cause and Country

For Cause and Country, written by Eric Jacobson, is one of the very best books on the Civil War Battle of Franklin, TN.   It is an excellent read for those interested in the Civil War in general or the Battle of Franklin.  It is a thoroughly-researched book and gives an excellent battle narrative including… Continue reading For Cause and Country