Tag Archives: American Revolution

Book Review: Conquered Into Liberty

Conquered Into Liberty:  Two Centuries Of Battle Along The Great Warpath That Made The American Way Of War, by Eliot A. Cohen As a student of the American way of war, I must admit that I found this particular book … Continue reading

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Book Review: The First Salute

The First Salute:  A View Of The American Revolution, by Barbara W. Tuchman I must say that I was rather impressed with this book, not least in the way that Tuchman managed to demonstrate the importance of the Caribbean and … 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 George Washington

I Am George Washington, by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos This is a book that simultaneously comments on Parson Weems and even seems to channel it for itself.  Parson Weems, of course, is the writer who was famous for … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Origins And Ideologies Of The American Revolution: Part Four

Great Courses:  Origins and Ideologies Of The American Revolution:  Part Four, taught by Peter Mancall Although in general I have been greatly disappointed by the way this course worked out and the perspective of its instructor, I found that this … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Origins And Ideologies Of The American Revolution: Part Three

Great Courses:  Origins and Ideologies Of The American Revolution:  Part Three, taught by Peter Mancall Perhaps surprisingly, a course that talks about the origins and ideologies of the American Revolution spends little time talking about the revolution itself [1].  It … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Origins And Ideologies Of The American Revolution: Part Two

Great Courses:  Origins and Ideologies Of The American Revolution:  Part Two, taught by Peter Mancall I must admit that I found this particular part of the course to be rather compelling.  In particular, I am fascinated about situations where communication … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Origins And Ideologies Of The American Revolution: Part One

Great Courses:  Origins And Ideologies Of The American Revolution:  Part One, taught by Peter C. Mancall As someone who is no stranger to listening to Great Courses cds while driving, I am also no stranger to thinking about the origins … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Founding Fathers

The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Founding Fathers, by Brion McClanahan When the writer of a book on the Founding Fathers sounds like he could pen the preface to a new version of the Anti-Federalist Papers without batting an eyelash … Continue reading

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Book Review: Patriot Pirates

Patriot Pirates:  The Privateer War For Freedom And Fortune In The American Revolution, by Robert H. Patton This book is a surprisingly poignant one for a variety of reasons.  Although the United States has long dealt with civilian involvement in … Continue reading

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