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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: War And World History: Part IV

Great Courses:  War And World History:  Part IV, taught by Professor Jonathan P. Roth As this course winds to its conclusion it is clear that the professor wants to make this particular course a lot different from most when it … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: War And World History: Part III

Great Courses:  War And World History:  Part III, taught by Professor Jonathan P. Roth I must admit that it was pleasing to come to my favorite area of military history and to see it done in a thoughtful manner even … Continue reading

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Against The Spirit Of The Times

Every age has its own zeitgeist, and it is always wrong.  That is not to say that it is completely wrong, but no age’s zeitgeist was completely in error.  Even if you look at the worst regimes in human history, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mystery And Manners

Mystery And Manners:  Occasional Prose, by Flannery O’Connor Writers often like to talk and write about writing, partly so that they may better understand themselves and their craft and to better justify their status and perspective as writers.  And even … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Be A Tudor

How To Be A Tudor:  A Dawn-To-Dusk Guide To Tudor Life, by Ruth Goodman As someone who has lived in the Tudor lifestyle, by choice, along with her family for decades, the author has a high degree of credibility when … Continue reading

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Book Review: Library: An Unquiet History

Library:  An Unquiet History, by Matthew Battles In reading this book I was struck by my own fondness for libraries and their vulnerability.  To be sure, libraries have always had a purpose and agenda wherever they have been found, and … Continue reading

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A Side Door To Corruption

Some years ago, I remember listening to a comedy skit by Bill Cosby in which he rather savagely made fun of his son when talking about how much money it would take in a donation for that son (who was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Robert Frost: Speaking On Campus

Robert Frost:  Speaking On Campus:  Excerpts From His Talks 1949-1962, edited by Edward Connery Lathem As someone whose thoughts about Robert Frost as a poet are decidedly mixed to adverse, I am pleasantly surprised that there is so much of … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Am Rosa Parks

I Am Rosa Parks, by Brad Beltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos Like many people of my generation, I first learned about Rosa Parks thanks to the rap group Outkast.  And while some people were offended by the reference made in … Continue reading

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The Surprising Depth Of NCAA Football 2014

As I have noted elsewhere [1], I greatly enjoy the gameplay videos that various YouTubers have for NCAA Football 2014.  I cheer on imaginary football programs like the University of Georgia-Fairburn Pandas or the University of Alaska Golden Eagles or … Continue reading

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