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Book Review: The English Civil War

The English Civil War:  Papists, Gentlewomen, Soldiers, And Witchfinders In The Birth Of Modern Britain, by Diane Purkiss This book was originally called “The English Civil War:  A People’s History,” and that would have given me a much more clear … Continue reading

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Book Review: The English Civil War

The English Civil War, by David Clark I am fascinated by the subject of the English Civil War.  A great deal of this fascination comes from the fact that as an American I am descended largely from people whose internal … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tories

Tories:  Fighting For The King In America’s First Civil War, by Thomas B. Allen As someone who has ancestors among both Patriots and Tories in the American Revolution, I have long been fascinated by the divide between how Tories are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rebellion: The History Of England From James I To The Glorious Revolution

Rebellion:  The History Of England From James I To The Glorious Revolution, by Peter Ackroyd In reading this volume, I was puzzled by the fact of its existence.  In the case of the first two volumes of this series, the … Continue reading

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On Civil Wars: A Thought Experiment

From time immemorial I have had a realist view of foreign and domestic affairs, and that has usually involved examining the context and consequences of actions or looking at what conditions would have to be present for such and such … Continue reading

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Things Observed During A Two Hour Tour Of Barbados

At about 8AM or so my family arrived in Barbados after a dramatic morning that included waiting at the hotel for a taxi to show up for nearly two hours and rushing to the airport when a taxi called by … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Great Civil War

A Great Civil War:  A Military And Political History, 1861-1865, by Russell F. Weigley It just so happens that the political and military aspects of the Civil War (and just about any other subject) happen to be my own favorite … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell (The British Library Historic Lives), by Peter Gaunt Although I was greatly disappointed by the volume in this series that dealt with Sir Francis Drake, this book was more to my taste and convinces me that not all … Continue reading

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Book Review: Clouds Of Glory: The Life And Legend Of Robert E. Lee

Clouds Of Glory:  The Life And Legend Of Robert E. Lee, by Michael Korda It is interesting that the author had previously written a book about Grant, as Grant and Lee form a natural pair when it comes to examining … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Coming Fury

The Coming Fury (The Centennial History Of The Civil War #1), by Bruce Catton This book is one I read somewhat out of order, it being the third book I read in the series after having read the second and … Continue reading

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