Women in the Civil War

23 Jun

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Larry Eggleston was a Contract Specialist in the same Contracting Office where I worked for the last twelve years of my career.

I didn’t know Larry personally, but I knew of him, and it was my understanding he wasn’t happy about or impressed by women entering the Navy’s Contracting profession, which had been a male-dominated profession up until about the time I entered the field.  I heard about or over-heard some pretty insensitive and “political incorrect” comments about or directed to the women he had to work for or with.  This is not to say that he wasn’t tolerated as a curmudgeonly, grouchy old relic from the past, one who had a lot of experience and wisdom.

My old work crowd and I were absolutely flummoxed (but certainly pleased) when Larry’s book, “Women in the Civil War:  Extraordinary Stories of Soldiers, Spies, Nurses, Doctors, Crusaders, and Others,” was recently published and he was Interviewed on Chicago Channel 9 WGN.

Knowing just how hard it is to write and how difficult to impossible it is to publish, I say, “Kudos and congratulations, Larry!”  And as soon as I can find an affordable copy, I’ll even read and review it.

Thanks to Monica for getting the word out.

One Response to “Women in the Civil War”

  1. Marvin July 13, 2009 at 11:48 AM #

    Yes, I can imagine what he’d think about women blogging. 😉

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