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This week’s episode of The Bookmonger features Clay Risen, co-editor of Disunion: A History of the Civil War. We discuss how this book originated from a special history blog on the New York Times website, the skill of amateur historians, and the unknown story of how Civil War soldiers went to battle for coffee. At the end, I challenge Risen to make the case for why conservatives should read the Times opinion section.
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