Category Archives: History

Book Review: Battles Of The French & Indian War

Battles Of The French & Indian War, by Diane Smolinski I was disappointed in this book, even with fairly low expectations and a generous standard for treating it.  There are some things that this book does very well, and that … Continue reading

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Yesterday, Today, And Forever

Some time ago I wrote a post, one that has been among my most popular (and one that has even ended up being linked on sites like Conservapedia) that discusses the implications of a familiar passage in James 1:17 that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Books On Fire

Books On Fire:  The Destruction Of Libraries Throughout History, by Lucien X. Polastron Among those who love books and libraries  there is an understandable undercurrent of fear about the threats faced to the preservation (much less the increase) of knowledge … Continue reading

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Book Review: Library: An Unquiet History

Library:  An Unquiet History, by Matthew Battles In reading this book I was struck by my own fondness for libraries and their vulnerability.  To be sure, libraries have always had a purpose and agenda wherever they have been found, and … Continue reading

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Criticism Is A River That Flows Both Ways

One of the most profound ironies in a life that has shown many profound ironies is that I have devoted so much time and effort to developing and practicing and perfecting the art of criticism while being a person who … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Little River Band

I must admit that I was a fan of the Little River Band’s music long before I knew who they were.  Unlike some bands whose name I knew very early, this was a band I did not really discover until … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Prodigal Prophet

The Prodigal Prophet:  Jonah And The Mystery Of God’s Mercy, by Timothy Keller In this short and easy-to-read book, the author makes an interesting commentary on the book of Job and its applicability for contemporary believers by comparing Job’s actions … Continue reading

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Book Review: Judges For You

Judges For You, edited from the study by Timothy Keller This book was not quite what I expected it to be.  I expected a somewhat intellectual discussion of the relevance of the Bible’s judges for believers and how that related … Continue reading

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Book Review: In Light Of India

In Light Of India, by Octavio Paz, translated by Eliot Weinberger This is now the third book by the author I have read, and not coincidentally the third that was translated by the same gentleman.  In reading this book about … Continue reading

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Book Review: FDR And The Jews

FDR And The Jews, by Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman I did not like this book, at all, but I can understand where the authors are coming from, even if what they are saying is often a contradictory mess.  … Continue reading

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