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Book Review: Southwestern Homelands

Southwestern Homelands, by William Kittredge Having read a book by this author before [1], I had an idea of what to expect from this author, and I was not disappointed so much as annoyed by it.  When the author showed … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Pirates’ Pact

The Pirates’ Pact:  The Secret Alliance Between History’s Most Notorious Buccaneers And Colonial America, by Douglas R. Burgess, Jr. This book highlights one of the many interesting patterns of American history, and that is the way that buccaneers and pirates … Continue reading

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Book Review: Battles Of The French & Indian War

Battles Of The French & Indian War, by Diane Smolinski I was disappointed in this book, even with fairly low expectations and a generous standard for treating it.  There are some things that this book does very well, and that … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Encounters

American Encounters:  Natives And Newcomers From European Contact To Indian Removal, 1500-1850, edited by Peter C. Mancall and James H. Merrell If you want to read a textbook (almost literally) example of the sort of corrupt and shoddy scholarship that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Voyagers To The West

Voyagers To The West:  A Passage In The Peopling Of America On The Edge Of The Revolution, by Bernard Bailyn This book won the Pulitzer Prize, and in reading this massive, epic history of a narrow time range in American … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empires Of The Atlantic World

Empires Of The Atlantic World:  Britain And Spain In America, 1492-1830, by J.H. Elliott This is the sort of sprawling, deeply insightful book that well deserves the adjective of magisterial.  Although the author himself freely admits that his comparative history … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Barbarous Years

The Barbarous Years:  The Peopling Of British North America:  The Conflict Of Civilizations, 1600-1675, by Bernard Bailyn This is not a book to be devoured in my usual fashion.  It is a book that requires a fair bit of time … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Origins Of American Slavery

The Origins Of American Slavery:  Freedom And Bondage In The English Colonies, by Betty Wood Not everyone may read a lot and write a lot about slavery [1], but for those of us who do, and especially for those of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rediscovery Of North America

The Rediscovery Of North America, by Barry Lopez Although this short book, which I managed to read while wrestling with my customary insomnia last night, is only about 60 pages long, it represents a great deal of wasted paper and … Continue reading

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How Long Can The United Kingdom Retain Control Over The Falkland Islands?

One of the rare successes for British arms in the past fifty years took place in 1982, when the United Kingdom successfully regained control over the Falkland Islands (which Argentina calls Las Islas Malvinas) in a hard-fought victory with significant … Continue reading

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