Tag Archives: American Revolution

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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Book Review: The Ordeal Of Thomas Hutchinson

The Ordeal Of Thomas Hutchinson, by Bernard Bailyn This book won the National Book Award in history, and it is easy to understand why.  Of course, it should be stated at the outset that I am a fan of Bailyn’s … Continue reading

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