Category Archives: American History

Book Review: A Student’s Guide To U.S. History

A Student’s Guide To U.S. History, by Wilfred M. McClay Three times in my grade school experiences I had year-long courses devoted to U.S. History, and in many ways they were done according to the way discussed in this book, … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Student’s Guide To American Political Thought

A Student’s Guide To American Political Thought, by George W. Carey I am of somewhat mixed feelings regarding this book.  On the one hand, I love the book’s content and have found myself pondering the sort of issues this book … Continue reading

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Antifa: A Case Study In The Ignorance Of History

Admittedly, I don’t write as much history as I intended to when I started this blog.  I write a fair amount of book reviews that relate to history, and a fair amount of music history as well, but not nearly … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Civil War

The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Civil War, by H.W. Crocker III This book suffers from all of the problems that one would expect from a book that tries to take up the side of the Confederacy.  None of this … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Founding Fathers

The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Founding Fathers, by Brion McClanahan When the writer of a book on the Founding Fathers sounds like he could pen the preface to a new version of the Anti-Federalist Papers without batting an eyelash … Continue reading

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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Salad Dressing

Salad dressing is something that people like myself take for granted.  Likely you, fair reader, are in the same boat.  You want to eat healthy food and want something for your salad, so you go to the grocery store and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Presidents: Part 2: From Wilson To Obama

The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Presidents:  Part 2:  From Wilson To Obama, by Steven F. Hayward I was not surprised, given how highly the first volume of this series viewed the presidents of the late 18th and 19th centuries, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Presidents: Part 1: From Washington To Taft

The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Presidents:  Part 1:  From Washington To Taft, by Larry Schweikart I have to admit that I found a great deal more to enjoy about this book than I thought would be the case.  In … Continue reading

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Book Review: Henry Clay: Statesman For The Union

Henry Clay:  Statesman For The Union, by Robert V. Remini This was is not a book to be read lightly.  Coming in at nearly 800 pages, this book is the first full-length biography of Henry Clay to be written in … Continue reading

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Book Review: At The Edge Of The Precipice

At The Edge Of The Precipice:  Henry Clay And The Compromise That Saved The Union, by Robert V. Remini I suppose this book may be considered as a bit of a teaser into Remini’s voluminous work on the life and … Continue reading

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