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Book Review: The Marquis Lafayette Reconsidered

The Marquis Lafayette Reconsidered, by Laura Auricchio This isn’t a bad book, per se, but it is not as good a book as it thinks it is.  The author is of the mistaken opinion that those who read books about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lafayette: Hero Of The American Revolution

Lafayette:  Hero Of The American Revolution, by Gonague Saint Bris One has to wonder, the more one knows about the life of Lafayette, if he was well-served by his times and by his associates.  A wealthy orphan with a taste … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lafayette In The Somewhat United States

Lafayette In The Somewhat United States, by Sarah Vowell This book forgets something of vital importance, and that is that while the reader of this book may care something of what Lafayette thought and did, especially during his tour of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Revolutionary Brothers

Revolutionary Brothers:  Thomas Jefferson, The Marquis De Lafayette, And The Friendship That Helped Forge Two Nations, by Tom Chaffin The unfortunate truth of the matter is that the lives of Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis De Lafayette did not intersect … Continue reading

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Book Review: The British Are Coming

The British Are Coming:  The War For America, Lexington To Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy #1), by Rick Atkinson The reading experience of this book was an odd one for me.  On the one hand, this book is a competently … Continue reading

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Book Review: Igniting The American Revolution: 1773-1775

Igniting The American Revolution:  1773-1775, by Derek W. Beck It can be a compelling thing to read about how a war starts, especially one that is not particularly wanted by either side.  Intriguingly enough, this war started in a fashion … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lexington And Concord

Lexington And Concord:  The Battle Heard Round The World, by George C. Daughan It is noteworthy and laudable that the author expresses and generally fulfills a desire to be even-handed in his treatment of the battles of Lexington and Concord.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Revolution Song

Revolution Song:  A Story of American Freedom, by Russell Shorto This book is a stellar example of the best achievements that can result from the contemporary leftist obsession with identity politics combined with a complex and well-researched view of history … Continue reading

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Book Review: Liberty’s Exiles

Liberty’s Exiles:  American Loyalists In The Revolutionary World, by Maya Jasanoff As I have noted before, I come from a background that includes loyalists from the American Revolution, and given the importance of loyalists to the foundation of Canada and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Killing England

Killing England, Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard Someone might need to inform Bill O’Reilly that it is okay to change one’s schtick when it comes to writing popular histories.  O’Reilly has a series of books that are all about killing, … Continue reading

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