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Book Review: American Cicero

American Cicero: The Life Of Charles Carroll, by Bradley J. Birzer I must admit personally that the life and personal history of Charles Carroll was not one I was familiar with, even if I have heard of the name because … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Counter-Revolution In Pennsylvania 1776-1790

The Counter-Revolution In Pennsylvania 1776-1790, by Robert L. Brunhouse It is among the more fortunate aspects of the American Revolution that it was not in fact a revolution on the model of the French Revolution but was a more conservative … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Think About The American Revolution

How To Think About The American Revolution:  A Bicentennial Celebration, by Harry V. Jaffa For me, at least, the beauty of Harry Jaffa’s political philosophy consisted both in an appreciate of his technique as a subtle and profound reader of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The American Founding As The Best Regime

The American Founding As The Best Regime:  The Bonding Of Civil And Religious Liberty, by Harry Jaffa Harry Jaffa has long been one of my favorite authors, so long in fact that this blog has suffered a bit in not … Continue reading

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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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