As we draw ever closer to the launch date for the book, I find myself scrambling to accomplish an ever growing to-do list. Whether it’s working on the glossary, finding interesting images or recording audio clips there’s always something to busy your hands with. Sometimes the process can exhaust, but other times it can exhilarate.Read More
I haven't put up a blog post in a few weeks, but that's because I've been rather monomaniac in my focus to finish the book manuscript. Now that book manuscript is done! A major hurdle has been cleared. Watch me as I drone on about the experience...Read More
Last week Tory and I decided to indulge ourselves in a little refinement. We took a trip to the National Portrait Gallery to see their new exhibit The Civil War and American Art. This is part of a larger series of exhibits the Smithsonian is opening during the course of the 150th anniversary celebration...Read More
This coming Sunday between 6-8pm at Cause: The Philanthropub, a new conversation cocktail series will have its inaugural event, and I'm leading the dialogue! The name of the organization is Wandering Minds and the topic up for discussion is War in the Age of Twitter: Would the Civil War Happen Today?Read More
So a good friend of CWB Tours, Nikki Enfield, had the great idea to start an ever changing cocktail & conversation series called Wandering Minds: Civilized Conversation for the Constantly Curious. Guess who'll be headlining the first event? Unfortunately, Stephen Hawking had a prior engagement, so we've been brought out of the bullpen to throw a few intellectual fastballs!Read More
There are so many people that our team needs to reach out to personally in the coming days to offer personal words of thanks...but here's something for all of you! Thank you so much!
It matters because Jared Frederick says it does! We were given a wonderful opportunity to cross blog today on Jared's terrific website, History Matters. Specifically, we're blowing up his blogspot and spreading the gospel about our Kickstarter project...Read More
It's always interesting when you stumble across those instances where the Civil War intersects pop culture. Whilst aimlessly searching around the internet the other night I found the official music video for FUN.'s Some Nights single. Presto!...Read More
Harry Smeltzer runs a great blog/website that is packed to the rafters with information on the Battle of 1st Manassas. If you're familiar with the online Civil War community, you know Harry's site...Read More
James Spader is a funny man. Not sure if I can really state that as a fact, but I can at least say that Alan Shore is a funny character. If any of you saw the show Boston Legal (or the last season of The Practice), it is a fair bet that you may feel the same way. I only mention Mr. Spader because of his casting in the recent movie, Lincoln, as the lobbyist William N. Bilbo. He was also a funny character, and a driving force behind passage of the Thirteenth Amendment....Read More
True to my word, I have finally started looking into the history of photography. I’ll spare you all the technical details and just try to put this whole thing into a Civil War perspective. Photography with a camera (apparently that distinction is important) can trace its roots to the beginning of the 19th Century, roundabout 1822. The biggest problem with this early photography was how long it took for the images to be exposed, so the next few decades saw multiple innovations with funny names that I’ll never be able to pronounce correctly...Read More
Up until now, it's only been my ugly mug plastered all over this project - but I've had a co-traveler on this journey. Scott Donohue has been a great friend, great research assistant and great force behind this project for a great while...and the journey is just getting started. So it's high time you got to know him!...Read More
Thank you all. As Dan Aykroyd said in Coneheads, "When my species comes to rule this planet, your name will be on the protected rolls, and no harm will come to you." With your help, we've moved past the $3,000 dollar mark and have reached the 30% funding mark. Onward! ...Read More
Our Kickstarter campaign is only a day old and we're already 24% of the way there. I am so grateful to everyone who has contributed thus far, and preemptively thankful for everyone who will join our funding project in the days to come. How blessed we are.
In particular, the entire CWB Tours team would like to thank the following collection of veritable visionaries, venture capitalists and very valuable friends...Read More