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Book Review: Our One Common Country

Our One Common Country:  Abraham Lincoln And The Hampton Roads Peace Conference Of 1865, by James B. Conroy The author states in the acknowledgements section at the end of this book that no one had ever written a book on … Continue reading

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Under Siege

As I was working today, a news alert showed up saying that North Korea had fired a missile only two weeks after its latest nuclear test.  Some time later the missile was reported to have sailed over Japan and sank … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cause Of All Nations

The Cause Of All Nations:  An International History Of The American Civil War, by Don H. Doyle Every once in a while a fond reader of diplomatic history such as myself will find a good book that takes a familiar … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln And His Admirals

Lincoln And His Admirals, by Craig L. Symonds Although the naval history of the civil war is not something that is completely neglected by historians [1], it has definitely not received the same amount of attention as Lincoln’s relationship with … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Civil War And The Limits Of Destruction

The Civil War And The Limits Of Destruction, by Mark E. Neely, Jr. This book is revisionist history in the best way, and looks at some elements of the question of logistical warfare in the Civil War, an area of … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Fight For Jerusalem: Radical Islam, The West, And The Fight For The Holy City

The Fight For Jerusalem:  Radical Islam, The West, And The Fight For The Holy City, by Dore Gold As someone who reads a fair amount of the Middle East [1], I have certain expectations about a book like this.  I … Continue reading

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Qatar And The Perils Of Edge Induced Cohesion

For almost as long as I have been writing this particular blog–almost seven years at this point–I have found the problem of the cohesion of the Sunni Arab world to be a subject that comes up over and over again … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unlikely Allies

Unlikely Allies:  How A Merchant, A Playwright, And A Spy Saved The American Revolution, by Joel Richard Paul It is difficult to know what to make of this book.  There are clearly some aspects of this book I was already … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Shawnees And The War For America

The Shawnees And The War For America, by Colin G. Calloway Why does this book exist?  To be sure, this is not a bad book, but in many ways it appears to contradict its own standards.  Towards the end of … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Cherokee Nation And The Trail Of Tears

The Cherokee Nation And The Trail Of Tears, by Theda Perdue And Michael D. Green This began in an extremely disappointing way, but a way that is unfortunately all too common when one is reading or listening to books about … Continue reading

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