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Book Review: Wolves: A Modern Look

Wolves: A Modern Look, by the Wolves In American Culture Committee Does this short book make me view wolves, or the authors of this book, in a particularly positive light? No. I certainly think that there is a way that … Continue reading

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Book Review: In The Waves

In The Waves: My Quest To Solve The Mystery Of A Civil War Submarine, by Rachel Lance This book’s appeal rests in the intersection of naval engineering and Civil War history in which the author represents someone who is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Everywhere The Soles Of Your Feet Shall Tread

Everywhere The Soles Of Your Feet Shall Tread, by Jennifer Hanisch This book is obviously the passion project of the writer, and shows itself clearly as the work of someone who feels compelled to write not out of vanity but … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shake The Devil

Shake The Devil: A True Story Of The Murder That Rocked New Orleans, by Ethan Brown There are a few essential problems with this book, and it is worthwhile to consider such problems as they materially affect the seriousness of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ten Ceasars

Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors From Augustus to Constantine, by Barry Strauss I get the feeling that this author, a noted midbrow classicist whose works I am generally fond of and familiar with [1], could have written this book in his … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Field Of Blood

The Field Of Blood: The Battle For Aleppo And The Remaking Of The Medieval Middle East, by Nicholas Morton This is the sort of battle study that deserves to be done more often, a look at an important turning point … Continue reading

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Blast Into Exile: Part Two

Officer’s logs: Hour 14, Day 176 of service, Year 1 The meeting went well, better than expected, and though it was nerve-wracking to be in front of the Planetary government as a not entirely wanted observer to a private meeting, … Continue reading

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Album Review: Feelingly Strangely Fine

Feeling Strangely Fine, by Semisonic In retrospect, it seems somewhat odd that this album is the only hit album in the United States that Semisonic ever had. Unsurprisingly, this was the first album I ever became familiar with of the … Continue reading

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

The Outfield, for me, is an example of the peripheral status of 80’s Rock & Roll as far as the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is concerned. Had they been a 60’s band in the British Invasion, their level … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Oxford Companion To Irish History

The Oxford Companion To Irish History, edited by S.J. Connolly This isn’t the first time and it won’t be the last time that I will be reviewing a reference work that I read front to back but don’t think that … Continue reading

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