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Book Review: A Year In The Life Of William Shakespeare: 1599

A Year In The Life Of William Shakespeare:  1599, by James Shapiro This book almost reads like a novel.  Whether or not that is a good thing will depend on the extent that you are willing and able to enjoy … Continue reading

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Book Review: All My Road Before Me

All My Road Before Me:  The Diary Of C.S. Lewis 1922-1927, edited by Walter Hooper How would I feel if someone had taken my Livejournal and Blogger posts as a young adult and compiled them into a large book in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Puritans: A Transatlantic History

The Puritans:  A Transatlantic History, by David D. Hall This book is really an essential book for someone to read if someone wants to understand the Puritans on their own terms and grasp the complexity of the experience of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Gambling Man

A Gambling Man:  Charles II’s Restoration Game, by Jenny Uglow This book almost made me feel sympathetic with Charles II.  Perhaps the most politically successful for the Stuart rulers, he was able to recover the thrones of England and Scotland … Continue reading

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Book Review: The King’s Revenge

The King’s Revenge:  Charles II And The Greatest Manhunt In British History, by Don Jordan & Michael Walsh If you touch a king, you had better kill a king.  And if you kill a king, you had better make sure … Continue reading

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Book Review: The White King

The White King:  Charles I, Traitor, Murderer, Martyr, by Leanda DeLisle This book is a classic example of an author walking into trouble and bragging that she has managed to avoid the trouble while only making it obvious what sort … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Year 1000

The Year 1000:  What Life Was Like At The Turn Of The First Millennium:  An Englishman’s World, by Robert Lacey and Danny Danziger This book was disappointing.  I have read at least some books that sought to convey how life … Continue reading

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Book Review: Disraeli: The Victorian Dandy Who Became Prime Minister

Disraeli:  The Victorian Dandy Who Became Prime Minister, by Christopher Hibbert I must admit that I had mixed feelings about this particular book.  The author did a good job at writing about the life of Benjamin Disraeli, a man who … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Downing Street Years

The Downing Street Years, by Margaret Thatcher A great many political memoirs are full of obfuscation and self-deception and a distinct lack of detail as the author tries to paint themselves as some sort of transformational leader who is somehow … Continue reading

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Book Review: Winston Churchill: British Prime Minister & Statesman

Winston Churchill:  British Prime Minister & Statesman, by Sue Vander Hook For a variety of reasons I have always been fond of reading books by and about Sir Winston Churchill, that great war leader of Great Britain who nonetheless had … Continue reading

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