Category Archives: History

Book Review: Catch And Kill

Catch And Kill:  Lies, Spies, And The Conspiracy To Protect Predators, Ronan Farrow It seems like those who write about the Harvey Weinstein case and all of its horrors are unable to limit their attention to that case but feel … Continue reading

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Book Review: War On Peace

War On Peace:  The End Of Diplomacy And The Decline Of American Influence, by Ronan Farrow In reading this book, I have to appreciate the general fairness of the author’s approach when it comes to dealing with the issue of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Patterns Of Evidence: The Red Sea Miracle: Part One

As someone who saw and enjoyed the previous movie in this series when it was also released for a Fathom exclusive [1], I have to say that this is the sort of film that I can easily appreciate.  The filmmaker, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Well-Educated Mind

The Well-Educated Mind:  A Guide To The Classical Education You Never Had, by Susan Wise Bauer I must say that having read the expanded version of this book that it is not quite as good as I remember it being … Continue reading

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Shen Yun: A Case Study In Marketing

If you are like me and you watch more YouTube videos than is probably good for you, then you are probably as familiar with I am about advertisements that for at least the last few years have sought to advertise … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Essays Of Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Essays Of Ralph Waldo Emerson, by Ralph Waldo Emerson In reading this book it is easy to see why Emerson was celebrated in his own day but why he has a less than stellar reputation as a philosopher in … Continue reading

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Book Review: 99 Problems

99 Problems:  Superstars Have Bad Days, Too, by Ali Graham This book is a lot funnier if you know and appreciate the Jay-Z hit song 99 Problems and wonder what problems the successful billionaire has.  The more you know the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Soccer Under The Swatstika

Soccer Under The Swatstika:  Stories Of Survival And Resistance During The Holocaust, by Kevin E. Simpson I have to admit that this is the first book I have ever read that focuses on soccer and its role in Nazi Germany … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Iron Wind

An Iron Wind:  Europe Under Hitler, by Peter Fritzsche If a grim book about the life of ordinary people in occupied and neutral Germany sounds appealing to you, this book is certainly a very excellent one.  The author has set … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pètain

Pètain:  How The Hero Of France Became A Convicted Traitor And Changed The Course Of History, by Charles Williams To make a somewhat long story short, the author does not view Henri Pètain as a traitor and believes that he … Continue reading

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