Daily Archives: January 18, 2017

Don’t Leave Home: A Discussion Of Presidential Farewell Addresses

It can be immensely instructive to pay attention to what someone says last.  This is especially true of presidents, whose words in general are under more scrutiny than most because of the office that they hold, and whose last words … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The California Gold Rush And The Coming Of The Civil War

The California Gold Rush And The Coming Of The Civil War, by Leonard L. Richards, read by Jeff Riggenbach The role of the West Coast in the course of the Civil War and its outbreak has often been forgotten, but … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Abraham Lincoln: A Presidential Life

Abraham Lincoln:  A Presidential Life, by James M. McPherson, narrated by John McDonough This immensely short book (only two cds) manages to give the listener a pleasant experience and a worthwhile one.  Those readers who enjoy reading a great deal … Continue reading

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