Tag Archives: European History

Book Review: Racial Realities In Europe

Racial Realities In Europe, by Lothrop Stoddard Concerning a book like this, I feel it is incumbent upon me at the outset to state that I do not agree with the author’s racialist perspective of the history of the world.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hussite Revolution: 1424-1437

The Hussite Revolution:  1424-1437, by F.M. Bartosh For English-language readers, the Hussite revolution in Bohemia and Moravia (now the Czech Republic) is an obscure subject that is known to few except those who are passionately interested in late medieval history … Continue reading

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Book Review: World War I: The Western Front

World War I:  The Western Front, by Nicola Barber It is intriguing to see just how many relatively basic books exist about World War I.  In my experience World War I is not generally well known or well-remembered, and yet … Continue reading

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Book Review: Birth Of The West

Birth Of The West:  Rome, Germany, France, And The Creation Of Europe In The Tenth Century, by Paul Collins This is an easy book to like, although it is not a very well-organized book it must be admitted.  The author … Continue reading

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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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