Tom Bensing

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Tom Bensing, who earned history degrees from Penn State and Millersville (Pa.) universities, has studied Sand Creek and Native American/white relations for the past seven years. That research led to his interest in Silas Soule’s story.



Average rating: 3.73 · 11 ratings · 7 reviews · 1 distinct work
Silas Soule: A Short, Event...

3.73 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Violent Encounters by Deborah Lawrence
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Interesting approach, interviewing various authors about massacres and skirmishes between Native Americans and settlers/army troopers. I definitely learned things about various aspects of the encounters ad recommend it to those interested in Western ...more
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The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr by H.W. Brands
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A Misplaced Massacre by Ari Kelman
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While a book on the search for and creation of the Sand Creek Massacre Historical Site could be potentially boring, Ari Kelman's tale of conflict and the quest for remembrance and resolution benefits from his engaging writing style. While the book ha ...more
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Regarding the Presidents' Series: Which president are you most interested in reading about next? Select one. (Note: Jackson, Lincoln and FDR, LBJ, Grant, Clinton, John Quincy Adams, Polk, Wilson, Jefferson, TR are omitted from this survey since we ha ...more

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“The most dangerous identity is that of victim. Once we see ourselves as victims, we can clearly identify a enemy. Steeped in our own victimhood, we no longer feel bound by moral considerations in becoming perpetrators.”
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" It's great to see this theater of the war getting some attention. It really was an important segment of the Civil War, and a lot of people are unaware ...more "
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John Brown's Spy by Steven Lubet
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“His moral courage led him to question a great wrong and refuse, backed by his men, to take part in a horrific slaughter of innocents, when other men, such as Harry Richmond, took advantage of being suddenly unfettered by conventional standards to do whatever the darkest side of human nature desired.”
Tom Bensing, Silas Soule: A Short, Eventful Life of Moral Courage

“The most dangerous identity is that of victim. Once we see ourselves as victims, we can clearly identify a enemy. Steeped in our own victimhood, we no longer feel bound by moral considerations in becoming perpetrators.”
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