Category Archives: American History

Book Review: One Blood

One Blood:  Parting Words To The Church On Race, by John M. Perkins [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] When reading a book like this, I feel somewhat … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Thomas Jefferson And The Tripoli Pirates

Thomas Jefferson And The Tripoli Pirates:  The Forgotten War That Changed American History, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger As someone who is familiar with the author’s writing and very interested in piracy [1], this audiobook was definitely of interest … Continue reading

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Book Review: Patriot Pirates

Patriot Pirates:  The Privateer War For Freedom And Fortune In The American Revolution, by Robert H. Patton This book is a surprisingly poignant one for a variety of reasons.  Although the United States has long dealt with civilian involvement in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Andrew Jackson And The Miracle Of New Orleans

Andrew Jackson And The Miracle Of New Orleans:  The Battle That Shaped America’s Destiny, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger This is the third book I have encountered from the author (the third of which I am almost finished listening … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Battle Of New Orleans

The Battle Of New Orleans:  Andrew Jackson And America’s First Military Victory, by Robert V. Remini By and large I found this to be a deeply thoughtful and detailed and enjoyable read in the genre of military history of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gunfire At Gettysburg

Gunfine At Gettysburg (Chose Your Own Adventure #151), by Doug Wilhelm Once upon a time I was very fond of reading choose your own adventure novels [1], although I do not remember ever reading this one.  I requested this book … Continue reading

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How To Become An Atlantic Historian Without Really Trying

From time to time [1], I reflect on how one becomes something without conscious intention, or creates things without doing so consciously.  What is most striking to me is how these things happen in deeply obscure fields of study where … Continue reading

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When History Becomes Family History

Recently I had a conversation with a friend of mine and loyal reader of this blog after a book review of mine had come out on one of the great books on New England colonial history by noted Atlantic historian … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Debate On The Constitution: Part Two

The Debate On The Constitution:  Part Two:  Federalist And Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, And Letters During The Struggle Over Ratification, edited by Bernard Bailyn Reading a book like this is the sort of pleasure one knows one is likely going to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Debate On The Constitution: Part One

The Debate On The Constitution:  Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification:  Part One, edited by Bernard Bailyn This monumental book, clocking in at over 1000 pages, is merely part one of a two part … Continue reading

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