Author Archives: nathanalbright

About nathanalbright

I'm a person with diverse interests who loves to read. If you want to know something about me, just ask.

The Strength Of Local Attachments

One of the more notable ways that maps lie is in the way that they view states as unitary structures.  We look on a map and see the United States as one color and neglect to see the massive diversity … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ruin Of The Roman Empire

The Ruin Of The Roman Empire:  A New History, by James J. O’Donnell It is not as if the author of this book is a total idiot.  There are at least some things that the author gets right–Justinian’s attempt to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Origin Of Empire

The Origin Of Empire:  Rome From The Republic To Hadrian What if empire was a bad thing?  This particular book deals with an interesting subject, the way that Rome acquainted itself with being an imperial power, and completely fumbles one … Continue reading

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Book Review: Warriors In Winter

Warriors In Winter (Magic Tree House #31), by Mary Pope Osborne Upon reading this book I was for some time mildly puzzled as to why it was that my library suggested this book as part of my reading on Marcus … Continue reading

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To Live And Die In Chattanooga

Recently I was watching a let’s play video for a historical simulation game and an advertisement for Masterclass came on.  Although I have never taken any of these I find the advertisements interesting enough to watch, and this particular one … Continue reading

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Although It’s Been Said Many Times, Many Ways

Why are Christmas songs so bad?  This is not to say that there are not any good songs, even for someone like myself who does not celebrate Christmas.  The melodies for classic songs and religious songs, like the melody for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Europe By Eurail 2020

Europe By Eurail 2020:  Touring Europe By Train, by LaVerne Ferguson-Kosinski, revised by Darren Price This is precisely the sort of book I most appreciate when it comes to travel.  As a somewhat well-traveled person myself, I seldom need encouragement … Continue reading

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Book Review: Great Railway Journeys Of Europe

Great Railway Journeys Of Europe, by Insight Guides As I have mentioned elsewhere, this book is one of the several books I picked up from my local library in order to help serve as a resource when it comes to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Night Trains

Night Trains:  The Rise And Fall Of The Sleeper, by Andrew Martin This book does not really live up to its title very well.  This is not necessarily a bad thing, as the book is entertaining and personal, but sometimes … Continue reading

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Endogamy Revisited

In a previous essay [1], I explored the phenomenon of pedigree collapse as occurred in one of my family lines.  Having found another spectacular case of this in a different line of my family, where where one Sara Quackenbush had … Continue reading

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