James M. Volo
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James M. Volo

A hardened and shameless scribbler of historic nonsense, who for more than thirty years has taken his meals in front of his laptop, astride his saddle, or beside the campfire.

James M. Volo, Ph.D. has been teaching Physics, Physical Science, and Astronomy for the past 48 years. He received his bachelor's degree in American History from CCNY in 1969, his masters in military studies from American Military University in 1997, and his doctorate from Berne University in 2000. He has taught Education for Secondary and Elementary Schools teachers on the Graduate level for more than 20 years. He is the author of several reference works regarding US military, social, and cultural history, and has served as a consultant for TV and motion picture productions. Dr. Volo was chosen as a multiple contributor to the prestigious 150th Anniversary Essential Civil War Curriculum Project. He also served as a consultant for the CSPN Yellow Bus series "CSPAN Does de Tocqueville" in 1997. Among his published works are Blue Water Patriots: The American Revolution Afloat (Greenwood, 2006), Daily Life in Civil War America (Greenwood, 1998), Family Life in the 19th Century (Greenwood, 2007), the Popular Culture of the Antebellum Period (Greenwood, 2004), and the Encyclopedia of the Antebellum South (Greenwood, 2000).

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    • A Gentlemen's Guide to Style and Self-Defense in the Old American West

    • Traditional American History Series, Book 14
    • By: James M. Volo PhD
    • Narrated by: Dan Orders
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
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    For those traditionalists among you, this audiobook is filled with authentic designs, facts, weapons, and tales from the mid-1800s to the turn of the century....

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    • Antebellum America

    • Cultural Connections Through History 1820-1860
    • By: Dr. James M. Volo
    • Narrated by: Gloria Mason Martin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
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    Amid all the printer's ink and historical speculation, the antebellum period (approx. 1820-1860) has largely been ignored until recently....

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    • The Right Form of War

    • 101 Facts About the Roman Legions
    • By: James M Volo
    • Narrated by: Drake Johnson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
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    This audiobook is intended to give a generic picture of the military organization, armor, weaponry, etc. of the legions, with emphasis on the late Republican (Civil War) and early Empire period....

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    • Bending the Bow of Ulysses

    • Wade Hampton's Southern Cavalry (Traditional American History Series)
    • By: James M Volo
    • Narrated by: Dan Orders
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
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    The purpose of this selection is to document the military career of Wade Hampton III....

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    • The Women Who Knew Jesus

    • Female Role Models in Early Christianity
    • By: Dr. James M. Volo PhD
    • Narrated by: Gloria Mason Martin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
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    In many respects, the early Christians were more inclusive of women in their institutional affairs than other sects. This may be due to the fact that women were numbered among the earliest disciples of Jesus. These women had a voice....

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    • To Starve, Die & Be Damned

    • The Delaware Blues of the American Revolution, 1776-1783: Traditional American History Series, Volume 11
    • By: James M. Volo
    • Narrated by: Randal Schaffer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
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    This audiobook is about the Delaware Blues and their indefatigable officers, particularly Peter Jaquett and Robert Kirkwood....

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    • Soldiers of the Press - Civil War Journalism, 1861-1865

    • Traditional American History Series, Book 7
    • By: James M. Volo
    • Narrated by: Dan Orders
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
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    The Civil War involved the entire population in a way paralleled by no other conflict since the Revolution....

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    • Custer's Civil War Cavalry

    • Forged by Fire, United by Will: Traditional American History Series, Volume 8
    • By: Dr. James M. Volo
    • Narrated by: Scott Wallace
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    The spring reorganization of 1863 was the start of a new era for the Federal cavalry. It began to prove itself in a succession of engagements....

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    • Blow Ye the Trumpet in Zion

    • Religion in the Civil War Era (Traditional American History Series, Book 12)
    • By: James M. Volo
    • Narrated by: Gloria Mason Martin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
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    Sincere religious reflection was a hallmark of soldiers in both armies in the Civil War, and it was generally an authentic religiosity rather than a battlefield conversion to spirituality....

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    • Railroad Raiders of the Civil War

    • Traditional American History Series, Volume 9
    • By: James M. Volo
    • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
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    The focus of this selection concerns both the Federal and Confederate efforts to disable or maintain the railroads within the active theaters of the war....

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    • RAILROADS IN THE BOARDER STATES IN THE CIVIL WAR

    • By Deborah on 08-23-15

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