Category Archives: American History

Book Review: The Third Jihad

The Third Jihad:  Overcoming Radical Islam’s Plan For The West, by Michael Youssef [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Tyndale Blog Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] From time to time I read books relating … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ambrose Bierce’s Write It Right

Ambrose Bierce’s Write It Right, by Ambroe Bierce and Jan Freeman This is a complicated book.  That is not necessarily a bad thing, but it is not necessarily a good thing as well.  Once upon a time I came across … Continue reading

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Sometimes Quantity Is Its Own Quality

From time to time I find myself somewhat amazed on social media at the amount of people who want to be connected to me.  There are some people (I may be considered among them) who are friend collectors who like … Continue reading

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Book Review: Great Strategic Rivalries

Great Strategic Rivalries From The Classical World To The Cold War, edited by James Lacey As someone who greatly enjoys the study of strategy, there was a great deal that I found enjoyable in these essays.  This is by no … Continue reading

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Book Review: Seabiscuit The Wonder Horse

Seabiscuit The Wonder Horse, by Meghan McCarthy If you have seen the movie about Seabiscuit based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand, you know almost all of the facts that are discussed in this book.  That said, this book is … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The Goo Goo Dolls

When one things about the late 1990’s and early 2000’s adult alternative scene, The Goo Goo Dolls were a pivotal group in that scene.  Like most fans of the group, I first became familiar with them off of their massive … Continue reading

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Book Review: Aliens Are Coming!

Aliens Are Coming!:  The True Account Of The 1938 War Of The Worlds Radio Broadcast, by Meghan McCarthy Despite not having a great deal of interest in aliens or literature about aliens [1], I have a great deal of interest … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Incredible Life Of Balto

The Incredible Life Of Balto, by Meghan McCarthy The author calls Balto one of the greatest American heroes, and if one is comparing him to people like Sonia Sotomayer, one is inclined to agree.  I was slightly familiar with Balto … Continue reading

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Book Review: The First Conspiracy

The First Conspiracy:  The Secret Plot Against George Washington And The Birth Of American Counterintelligence, by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Flatiron Books courtesy of a Goodreads giveaway.  All thoughts and … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Am Sonia Sotomayor

I Am Sonia Sotomayor, by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos How do you make one of the more problematic justices of the Supreme Court into the subject of a gushing hagiography for children?  The author shows the way to … Continue reading

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