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Valverde by Jennifer Bohnhoff (a Preview and a Fundraiser)

Book News

Valverde by Jennifer Bohnhoff (a Preview and a Fundraiser)

Today we're looking at a bit of local history. While most books, movies, lesson plans, and enthusiasts focus on the Civil War as it was fought in the eastern United States; the war also extended into the western territories. In February 1862, over 5500 Union and Confederate troops fought near Fort Craig - not far from Socorro, New Mexico - in what became known as the Battle of Valverde. Teacher, author, and New Mexico native Jennifer Bohnhoff is seeking to shine some light on this neglected part of Civil War history and to make the Civil War more relevant to...

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Book News - June 2016

Book News Poetry

Book News - June 2016

HWÆT, WE GAR-DEna in geardagum, þeodcyninga þrym gefrunon, hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon! Great news! Beowulf is now online. Both the Old English text and various Modern English translations have been online for years, but now, thanks to the British Library, budding medievalists can read straight from the original manuscript without ever leaving home. This is an excellent resource for enthusiasts who don't have access to a facsimile. The Beowulf poem appears in Cotton MS Vitellius A XV. This manuscript, one of the four manuscripts that compromises the majority of Old English poetry, contains other Old English works, such as...

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