Michael J. Deeb

Following graduation from Aquinas College, Michael J. Deeb earned his Masters Degree from Michigan State University. The emphasis of both degree programs was American History. This was followed by 20 years of teaching at the high school, college, and university levels. During this time he earned his doctorate from Wayne State University. For the next 25 years Dr. Deeb owned an accounting and investment advisory practice.
Upon retirement from his business activities, Dr. Deeb returned to his first love, American History. His personal interest and the fact that there are literally tens of thousands of Civil War enthusiasts worldwide drew him to write of people who lived during that era. He published his first Civil War era historical novel, Duty and Honor, in 2007. The second novel in this trilogy, Duty Accomplished, was published in 2008, the third, Honor Restored, in 2009.
Dr. Deeb has sold over 1,400 of his novels during personal presentations at service clubs, libraries, bookstores, and reading clubs. He completed a two-week book tour in Michigan during July 2010. This is his seventh such tour since November of 2007.
Currently, Dr. Deeb is writing book reviews for both The Civil War News and the New York Journal of Books. He is also working on a historical novel that examines the various conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Dr. Deeb is married to Sally Dittman and is a resident of Sun City Center, FL. They have five children and ten grandchildren.
Dr. Deeb is also an avid amateur water-colorist. He paints pictures of nature, holiday themes, and the countryside. If you’re an artist as well, feel free to share with him by emailing books@civilwarnovels.com to see a gallery of his paintings.

Book Reviews by Michael J. Deeb

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In late 1942, aviators of the 31st Fighter Group arrived in England. Included were thousands of others who served in the Eighth and Ninth U.S. Army Air Forces in that embattled nation.

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Jonathan Templin Ritter writes Stilwell and Mountbatten in Burma focusing on the collaboration of two extraordinary men who, “grew up an ocean apart, were thrown together by the fortunes o

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In this nonfiction work, the granddaughter of the late Abraham Zapruder relates the circumstances surrounding the filming of President Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, TX.

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“a captivating and long overlooked study of a little known chapter in the American Revolution.”

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During the winter of 1996, the author was living in Alaska when he was inspired one night to write this story. Discouraged by some he hesitated to do so.

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The author might have led the reader to think of New York City as chock full of sedition during the Civil War. It may have had more than its share.

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Can it be true? Could a 1760 battle fought on the Plains of Abraham near Quebec City in Canada have had something to do with the American Revolution?

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The notion that a war could be fought without casualties was shattered in the spring of 1861 before the first battle of Bull Run.

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“. . . a study that belongs in every Civil War collection.”

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“. . . very helpful in understanding Lincoln’s attitude as politician and as president toward race.”

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“Considering adding to your collection of Civil War books? Mr.

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“In one volume, Earl Hess has given readers as complete a study as can be found of this theater of battle.

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“Anyone who wishes to thoroughly understand the development of today’s geopolitical world must read Mr.

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“The Battle of the Crater is a fascinating and engrossing read for any Civil War enthusiast—fiction and nonfiction lovers alike.”

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“Conquered into Liberty has a valued place in the library of anyone who wishes to understand the development of the United States and its approach to war.”

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“What an inspiring story; and so well told. I could not put it down, despite knowing the ending.

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In his study, The Whites of Their Eyes, Paul Lockhart reminds the reader that aside from being the first “honest-to-goodness battle” of The Revolutionary War, the battle of Bunker Hill had

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In this first of four volumes, the editors present a chorus of contemporary voices to give the reader an unusual portrait of the Civil War.

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Annette Gordon-Reed sets the tone for her study of Andrew Johnson, 17th president of the United States in her introductory remarks:



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Historians Holzer and Symonds have given both Civil War historians and Civil War enthusiasts a groundbreaking presentation in The Complete Civil War: 1861–1865. These editors present the w

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Mr. Mortimer has brought to the study of the American Civil War the biography of Pryce Lewis.

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In the historical novel, The Fort, Bernard Cornwall brings the reader another tale of the American Revolution.

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In March 1861, Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as president. Seven states of that union had left in anticipation of his inauguration. Several additional states would follow.

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Under the command of General Joe Johnston, the Army of Tennessee blocked Union General Sherman’s invasion of Georgia and his move toward Atlanta.

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Redemption Falls is part two of Joseph O’Connor’s Irish American trilogy. It is a fictional post-Civil War tale set in the west, most likely Montana.

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Immediately after Fort Sumter surrendered, the author tells us of the tremendous enthusiasm for war in both the North and the South.

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Bloomsbury USA, September 2009

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Waugh’s Lincoln and McClellan promised to be a study of their relationship that broke new ground.

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Sara Rose begins her story For All the Tea in China, this way: “There was a time when maps of the world were redrawn in the name of plants, when two empires, Britain and China, went to war

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July 1913 was the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Fifty-four thousand white veterans from both sides of the battle met in what was called the Encampment.


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Mr. Mortimer has brought to the study of the American Civil War the biography of Pryce Lewis.

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Blue-Eyed Devil is the fourth novel in Robert Parker’s Cole/Hitch series.

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Dara Horn has written a novel set in the Civil War. We are given a view of the Jewish community of that time through well-developed characters who are pulled and pushed by the conflict.

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Those of us who grew up in the age of early television sometimes wonder whatever happened to this or that character.