Daily Archives: March 16, 2020

The Complex Legacy Of The Franks

If you are as fortunate as I am to have a course in European history or are fond of reading the history of the early Middle Ages, you may be aware of the identity of the Frankish people.  You may … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Robert Palmer

One of the unfortunate casualties of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s decision to skip and disregard much of the music of the 1980’s is the candidacy of Robert Palmer.  Whether one is looking at his career as a … Continue reading

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Book Review: From Third World To First

From Third World To First:  The Singapore Story:  1965-2000, by Lee Kuan Yew This is a big book, coming in at about 700 pages.  In reading this book I was struck by both its similarities and its differences with Margaret … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wave Of Destruction

Wave Of Destruction:  The Stories Of Four Families And History’s Deadliest Tsunami, by Erich Krauss It is easy to have compassion on the subjects of this book, as they represent the sort of Thai person I knew well when I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Four Years Till Tomorrow

Four Years Till Tomorrow:  Despair And Hope In Wartime Dutch East Indies, edited by Sheri G. Tromp It is easy to see why this book exists.  That is not to say that everyone who comes across this book will appreciate … Continue reading

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