Your New Journey:
How to Thrive in Graduate School as a Person of Color

     Higher education is not the most welcoming of places for students who are from an underrepresented community; however, as the world moves further into the twenty-first century, more of us are earning graduate degrees. Written informally, Your New Journey is a guidebook for students who are looking for tips from someone who has already successfully navigated through the pitfalls of earning a Master’s or Doctorate. Filled with personal anecdotes from the author, this book details how to prepare, apply, attend, and graduate while thriving in graduate school, along with additional information on resume writing and the numerous careers available for someone with a graduate degree.

     Your New Journey: How to Thrive in Graduate School as a Person of Color is about you. How can you go about your journey through graduate school, and most importantly, what steps you can take at any point in your life to set you on that path. You will want to save and revisit this book throughout your life because of all the advice it offers.

Topics inside of this award-winning book include:

  • How to apply to graduate programs
  • How to start and finish a Master’s or Doctoral degree
  • How to pass comps and other graduate school obstacles
  • How to prepare for and apply to jobs after graduation
  • How to deal with racism and place-ism in academia
  • Resume writing tips
  • Much, Much More!!!

The Civil War Soldier 
and the Press

    The Civil War Soldier and the Press examines how the press powerfully shaped the nation’s understanding and memory of the common soldier, setting the stage for today’s continuing debates about the Civil War and its legacy.

    The history of the Civil War is typically one of military strategies, famous generals, and bloody battles, but to Americans of the era, the most important story of the war was the fate of the soldier. In this edited collection, new research in journalism history and archival images provide an interdisciplinary study of citizenship, representation, race and ethnicity, gender, disability, death, and national identity. Together, these chapters follow the story of Civil War soldiers, from enlistment through battle and beyond, as they were represented in hometown and national newspapers of the time. In discussing the same pages that were read by soldiers’ families, friends, and loved ones during America’s greatest conflict, the book provides a window into the experience of historical readers as they grappled with the meaning and cost of patriotism and shared sacrifice.

    Both scholarly and approachable, this book is an enriching resource for undergraduate and graduate courses in Civil War history, American history, journalism, and mass communication history.

    My chapter, "Die Deutsche Sicht," examines how Germans and German American's fighting for the Union Army viewed themselves through the American press during the Civil War.

Armies in Retreat

     This book fills a gap in the body of publications and literature covering large-scale combat operations. To date, most writing has focused on the victors. But every battle has two sides. For every victor, there is a vanquished. Armies in Retreat explores retreating armies-those that maintained cohesion and later succeeded and others that devolved into chaos. The armies analyzed retreated with impacts at the tactical, operational, and strategic level. Cultural memory and national heritages are impacted by a retreat. Ultimately, this book is about surviving defeat. It is designed to inform leaders about what to expect when the unexpected happens, to prevent the shock and mitigate some of the terror on every side so they can respond with resilience and cohesion. Retreat, while unpalatable, can ultimately lead to military or national survival, even victory

    Chapter 17, titled "The Flight into History: The XI Corps at Chancellorsville" is my take on the actions of the XI Corps during and after the infamous Battle of Chancellorsville, and it demonstrates that the corps did not retreat because of cowardice. Instead, I argue that divisive leadership was the chief concern that day. 

    This volume is published by Army University Press, and it is available for free to everyone. Do NOT purchase this book from a reseller because they are scamming you. Download through the link below.

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