My name is Michael Wise, and I am the proprietor of The Civil War Book Shop. I have been a Civil War buff since grade school, and enjoy visiting battle fields, reading about the war, and discussing it with friends. I am an avid reader, and enjoy browsing through book stores, making that “special find” and racing home to read it. For several years I have taken advantage of ordering books online, enjoying the convenience of “door step” delivery. After much research, I determined there is room for an internet book retailer devoted to the serious Civil War reader, collector, and history buff.
The Civil War Book Shop offers a select line of new, used, and collectible books. We offer items in categories such as “Ohio History,” “Early American History,”“World War II,” “Other Wars,” etc. These items are those that capture my interest and that I think may interest others. I try to add new items each week, so check our store front often.
My goal is to provide my customers with the level of knowledge, service, and convenience for which the finest traditional, independent, retailers have been known. The Civil War Book Shop- “As close as your computer; as dependable as old Abe.”
My business background includes being both a customer and a sales representative. For a number of years I ran the purchasing operation of a large national bank. I am a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) and hold both the Master of Business Administration and Master of Divinity degrees. Currently I serve as the business manager of a large church.