Tag Archives: European History

Heroes And Villians: A Columbus Day Tale

Yesterday, while I was walking through the Botanical Gardens in Kingstown, the capital of the small island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, someone gave thanks to Captain Bligh in rhyme for giving breadfruit to the island and thus … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sleepwalkers

The Sleepwalkers:  How Europe Went To War In 1914, by Christopher Clark This book was a painful one to read, and not only because of its length at more than 500 pages of material.  Part of the painfulness of reading … Continue reading

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Book Review: The War That Ended Peace

The War That Ended Peace:  The Road To 1914, by Margaret MacMillan If reading about the way that Europe stumbled through the beginning of the 20th century and finally found itself involved in the horrors of World War I is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dawn Of The Middle Ages

The Dawn Of The Middle Ages, by Michael Grant By and large, I have become familiar with Michael Grant through his writings relating to ancient and early medieval history [1], especially as they relate to art and culture, and for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ancestral Journeys

Ancestral Journeys:  The Peopling Of Europe From The First Venturers To The Vikings, by Jean Manco As I was reading this book I was a bit unsure of what to think and how to feel about it.  I am certainly … Continue reading

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Book Review: Historical Atlas Of Central Europe

Historical Atlas Of Central Europe, by Paul Robert Magocsi Most people would not think to read an atlas like this one, but this is a book of which it has been said on one of the blurbs on the back … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cyclist Who Went Out In The Cold

The Cyclist Who Went Out In The Cold:  Adventures Riding The Iron Curtain, by Tim Moore Having read a considerable body of work from the author at this point [1], I have to say that this is the finest book … Continue reading

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Book Review: The United States Of Europe

The United States Of Europe:  The New Superpower And The End Of American Supremacy, by T.R. Reid A friend of mine with questionable taste in books [1] had borrowed this book from another mutual friend and loaned it on to … Continue reading

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Medieval Management By Wandering Around

Largely because there is a widespread chronological prejudice and a lack of historical awareness on the part of many management theorists, Management By Walking Around is thought as a contemporary phenomenon.  Yet management by walking around is an exceedingly old … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Wellington’s Hidden Heroes

Wellington’s Hidden Heroes: The Dutch And The Belgians At Waterloo, by Veronica Baker-Smith Admittedly, my reading about the Napoleonic Wars is not as deep or as broad as my reading of most 19th century history. Nevertheless, when I had completed … Continue reading

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