Mike Wilburn
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Top Ten Favorite Books

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Coffee May 3, 2012. 120 Replies

Just curious what everyone else's Top Ten Books are. I'm trying to see what other good books I should read. My top ten are:1) The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas2)1984 by George Orwell3)…Continue

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Mike Wilburn replied to Dave Santuomo's discussion To beard or not to beard
"I do historical reenacting and the for the time periods I portray, facial hair was not fashionable. Therefore, I keep myself clean shaven"
Jun 5
Pale Horse replied to Mike Wilburn's discussion Civil War Medicine in the group Civil War
"    I once heard a story that a doctor doing amputations in a two story building would drop the bad limb in a pile out the window. Eventually the pile became level with the window. I also saw a picture of a typical Civil War doctor's…"
Feb 24
Nate Thallas replied to Mike Wilburn's discussion Civil War Medicine in the group Civil War
"I do know that morphine was available, and plentifully used as an analgesic. In fact, it was so commonly used that morphine addiction came to be known as "Soldier's Disease". Bear in mind, it was still a very new drug, and the concept…"
Jun 10, 2013
Vytautas replied to Mike Wilburn's discussion Civil War Medicine in the group Civil War
"I know nothing. Just stereotypes of saw-bone doctors in field hospitals, using whiskey as anaesthetic and antiseptic... these are probably stereotypes that aren't supported by evidence. I have read some of Walt Whitman's work as a nurse in…"
Jun 10, 2013
Mike Wilburn added a discussion to the group Civil War
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Civil War Medicine

I want to know exactly how much people know about Civil War medicine, what they think about it, and would they be interested in learning more about it. I'm an avid scholar of Civil War medical history and I'm trying to get a feel for contemporary opinions and breadth of knowledge about Civil War medicine, particularly what people today think about the surgeons.See More
Jun 3, 2013
Greg Carter replied to Mike Wilburn's discussion What titles are essential for a Civil War library? in the group Civil War
"I think the Ken Burns/Ric Ward book is a must, if only to use as a general reference for people who don't know the basics. Echoes of Glory (the 3-book series) When the Devil Went Down to Dixie: Ben Butler in New Orleans Confederate Reckoning by…"
Jun 3, 2013
Mike Wilburn replied to D.J.'s discussion Dating non-Catholics, non-Christians, and the irreligious. in the group Catholic Men
"Date a person because you love them, no other requirement is needed. If you are strong enough in your own faith, then what do you personally have to worry about in dating an agnostic? How will dating her negatively affect your relationship with God?…"
Feb 19, 2013
Vytautas replied to Mike Wilburn's discussion What titles are essential for a Civil War library? in the group Civil War
"I have long wanted to read This Republic of Suffering but haven't yet got to it. Might as well add Team of Rivals, with the Lincoln movie being based on it, though I hear it's quite the epic at some 800 pages or something!"
Dec 16, 2012
Beowulf87 replied to Mike Wilburn's discussion What titles are essential for a Civil War library? in the group Civil War
"Re: Antietam, you guys beat me to it! Some of my favorites: Life and Campaigns of Stonewall Jackson By Robert Lewis Dabney   Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg By Troy D. Harman   From Manassas To Appomattox By James Longstreet Hard Tack…"
Sep 17, 2012
Mike Wilburn replied to Mike Wilburn's discussion What titles are essential for a Civil War library? in the group Civil War
"And I would know. I was at Antietam yesterday during the 150th anniversary commemoration. "
Sep 17, 2012
savagejoerude replied to Mike Wilburn's discussion What titles are essential for a Civil War library? in the group Civil War
"I have a great biography on Stonewall Jackson. A book on arms and equipment that is pretty cool. And the entire Time-Life set on the Civil War. A Gettysberg book that takes you through the entire battle hour by hour over the entire 3 days plus Lees…"
Sep 17, 2012
Mike Wilburn added a discussion to the group Civil War
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What titles are essential for a Civil War library?

Since there's been no activity for over a year, I've decided to try and start things up again.What are some of your favorite non-fiction books on the war?My favorites include:The Horrid Pit by Alan AxelrodBattle Cry of Freedom by James B. McPhersonFor Cause and Comrades by James B. McPhersonThis Republic of Suffering by Drew Gilpin FaustCivil War Medicine: Challenges and Triumphs by Alfred BolletThe Rifle Musket in Civil War Combat by Earl HessStillness at Appomattox by Bruce CattonSee More
Sep 17, 2012
Mike Wilburn replied to Maurice X.'s discussion Manly TV shows in the group College Gentlemen
"Deadliest Warrior on Spike is epic in so many ways."
Aug 20, 2012
Mike Wilburn replied to Jack Neulist's discussion What's the Funniest/Most Embarassing Mistranslation You've Made? in the group Latin
"I know I've had a few bizarre translation errors in Latin, but my most recent translator was in my French class. We were practicing asking questions and I ask my professor, very proudly and confidently, "Est-ce que tu as une chatte? Which…"
Aug 20, 2012
Mike Wilburn replied to Jonathan F Smoyer's discussion Teaching myself Latin, any advice? in the group Latin
"Wheelocks Latin is amazing. What I do is I work on two chapters everyday. That may not take up much time but you need time for the stuff to sink in. As for declensions and conjugations start with one at a time. Work on the first declension until you…"
Aug 20, 2012
Joe Coffee replied to Mike Wilburn's discussion Top Ten Favorite Books
"1.the count of Monte cristo Alexandre Dumas 2.slapstick Kurt Vonnegut 3.dharma bums jack Kerouac 4.Seneca: letters from a stoic 5.Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix J.K Rowling 6.The Great Gatsby 7.Biography of Steve Jobs Walter…"
May 3, 2012

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Aviation, Car restoration, Civil War reenacting, History, Fiction-writing,
Books
Count of Monte Cristo, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Starship Troopers, To Kill a Mockingbird, Huckleberry Finn, Great Gatsby, Odyssey, Killer Angels, Clive Cussler,
Movies
Most action/ military movies and some comedies
Music
Rock from 70's to today. Instrumental soundtrack music. Jimmy Buffet.

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