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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: A History Of England From The Tudors To The Stuarts: Part 2

Great Courses:  A History Of England From The Tudors To The Stuarts:  Part 2, by Professor Robert Bucholz One of the unfortunate consequences of the rising struggle between various cultural views of history in the past few decades is that … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: A History Of England From The Tudors To The Stuarts: Part 1

Great Courses:  A History Of England From The Tudors To The Stuarts:  Part 1, by Professor Robert Bucholz Although the history of the Tudors is one I am pretty familiar with [1], this first part of a four part epic … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour:  The European Adventure Of A Continental Drifter, by Tim Moore Once you become familiar with this author and his approach, as this is the fourth book of his I have read, you have a great deal of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Players: The Mysterious Identity of William Shakespeare

Players:  The Mysterious Identity of William Shakespeare, by Bertram Fields There is a deep hypocrisy at the heart of this book, one that is shared by many of its type among those who posit alternative theories for the authorship of … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Desperta Ferro Antigua Y Medieval: La Guerra De Los Cien Años (1)

Desperta Ferro Antigua Y Medieval:  La Guerra De Los Cien Años (1), by various editors and authors It should come as little surprise to those who know me that I am interested both in achievable but challenging tasks as well … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: English Accents And Dialects

English Accents And Dialects:  An Introduction To Social And Regional Varieties Of English In The British Isles, by Arthur Hughes, Peter Trudgill, and Dominic Watt Admittedly, I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to linguistics, as will … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mikado And Five Other Savoy Operas

The Mikado And Five Other Savoy Operas, by W.S. Gilbert W.S. Gilbert, best known as half of the late Victorian powerhouse duo Gilbert & Sullivan, lived the sort of life that was full of drama and incident.  Queen Victoria snubbed … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Captain’s Daughter

The Captain’s Daughter (London Beginnings #1), by Jennifer Delamere [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I am of two minds regarding this book.  On the one hand, … 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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Book Review: The Ideological Origins Of The American Revolution

The Ideological Origins Of The American Revolution, by Bernard Bailyn In one sense, this book is not a particular surprise.  If you are familiar at all with the writings of Bernard Bailyn [1], you will have some idea of what … Continue reading

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