Category Archives: American History

Let Us Not Put Our Faith In Mobs

Yesterday evening some ten people or so were arrested and half a dozen were injured in downtown Portland when two groups of people whom I equally disapprove of had protests and counterprotests that predictably turned ugly.  The conflict was a … Continue reading

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Book Review: La Cosa Nostra

La Cosa Nostra:  A History Of The Sicilian Mafia, by John Dickie This particular book is a history of the mafia and its parasitic relationship with the Italian state that was constructed from the 1860’s onward, demonstrating that far from … Continue reading

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Book Review: Called To Forgive

Called To Forgive:  The Charleston Church Shooting, A Victim’s Husband, And The Path To Healing And Peace, by Anthony B. Thompson with Denise George [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Civil War Military Machine

The Civil War Military Machine:  Weapons And Tactics Of The Union And Confederate Armed Forces, by Ian Drury & Tony Gibbons This book was an easy one to appreciate, and is likely one that would be appreciated by any others … Continue reading

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Book Review: Armies South, Armies North

Armies South, Armies North:  The Military Force Of The Civil War Compared And Contrasted, by Alan Axelrod This book attempts a difficult task, and that is attempting to quantify in some sort of rating the strengths and weaknesses of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Soldiers Of The Civil War

Soldiers Of The Civil War, by Tim Roche This particular book is an example of the trend for historians (sometimes even academic historians) to write and consult on books on the Civil War aimed at young readers.  To be sure, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Coolidge

Coolidge, by Amity Shlaes It is not too surprising that the author’s writing of The Forgotten Man, a book about the Great Depression, would lead her to write a book about the president who presided over the period of wealth … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Forgotten Man

The Forgotten Man:  A New History Of The Great Depression, by Amity Shlaes It is really only recently that I started reading much about the history of the Great Depression, an area of history that I have not tended to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Great Depression And The New Deal

The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Great Depression And The New Deal, by Robert P. Murphy, Ph.D As someone who is a fan of the series to which this book belongs, I expected this book to at least give me … Continue reading

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Book Review: Conquered Into Liberty

Conquered Into Liberty:  Two Centuries Of Battle Along The Great Warpath That Made The American Way Of War, by Eliot A. Cohen As a student of the American way of war, I must admit that I found this particular book … Continue reading

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