Category Archives: American History

Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Billy Squier

Despite having three successful albums that made at least platinum status and several immensely popular mainstream and rock songs, there is one thing that Billy Squier is remembered for today, and it is something that has kept him coming up … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tories

Tories:  Fighting For The King In America’s First Civil War, by Thomas B. Allen As someone who has ancestors among both Patriots and Tories in the American Revolution, I have long been fascinated by the divide between how Tories are … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Revolutions

American Revolutions:  A Continental History, 1750-1804, by Alan Taylor When I saw this book’s title and dates, I made a guess to myself about which wars that the author would talk about.  I figured that it was a given that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The American Revolution: A Concise History

The American Revolution:  A Concise History, by Robert J. Allison In reading a book like this, I have to take into account that the fact that this book is concise means that it is not likely to say very much … Continue reading

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It Is The Glory Of Kings To Conceal A Matter: Part Two

We ended our previous discussion on this topic by discussing the way that our imitation of God when it comes to glorying in concealment shows a lack of awareness of our limitations and a respect for the distance between God … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empire By Default

Empire By Default:  The Spanish-American War And The Dawn Of The American Century, by Ivan Musicant As someone who grew up near Tampa, one of the most important cities in the waging of the Spanish-American War, I have always been … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Army For Empire

An Army For Empire:  The United States Army In The Spanish-American War, by Graham A. Cosmas This particular book is the sort of contemporary military history book that is the most popular these days, in that it looks at the … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Unwanted War

An Unwanted War:  The Diplomacy Of The United States & Spain Over Cuba 1895-1898, by John L. Offner Diplomatic history is one of the more underrated genres of history, and this book is certainly a worthwhile history that examines a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Killing Patton

Killing Patton:  The Strange Death Of World War II’s Most Audacious General, by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard Although Bill O’Reilly has made a bit of a career for himself in writing about notable deaths [1], this book just might … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Men Who Lost America

The Men Who Lost America:  British Leadership, The American Revolution, And The Fate Of The Empire, by Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy This book seek to defend the British from the accusation that it was their incompetence that led to the American … Continue reading

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