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Book Review: The World Of Birds

The World Of Birds, by James Fisher and Roger Tory Peterson Be forewarned that if you decide to read this book it may draw some attention, not least because the book is massive.  It’s a book that is impossible to … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Brief Political And Geographic History Of Africa

A Brief Political And Geographic History Of Africa:  Where Are…Belgian Congo, Rhodesia, And Kush, by John Davenport It is perhaps inevitable that a political and geographical history of Africa would involve contemporary squabbles over politics and the repercussions of Africa’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Brief Political And Geographical History Of North America

A Brief Political And Geographical History Of North America:  Where Are…New France, New Netherland, And New Sweden, by Lissa Johnston I am no stranger to this series [1], and to put it mildly, the quality of the series as a … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Brief Political And Geographic History Of The Middle East

A Brief Political And Geographic History Of The Middle East:  Where Are…Persia, Babylon, and the Ottoman Empire, by John Davenport Part of a series devoted to teaching children historical geography [1], this book reminds us that among the most important … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Brief Political And Geographic History Of Latin America

A Brief Political And Geographic History Of Latin America:  Where Are…Gran Colombia, La Plata, and Dutch Guiana, by Earle Rice Jr. This book is part of a series [1] of books that seeks to instruct late elementary school to middle … 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 Fabric Of America

The Fabric Of America:  How Our Borders And Boundaries Shaped The Country And Forged Our National Identity, by Andro Linklater I must admit that while there were aspects of this author’s approach that I didn’t particularly appreciate–like his assumption that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oregon: The Taste Of Wine

Oregon:  The Taste Of Wine, by Janis Miglavs It should be pointed out at the outset that this book is not so much a celebration of wine as it is a self-congratulating collection of quotations and observations from those involved … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oregon’s Names

Oregon’s Names:  How To Say Them & Where Are They Located:  An Illustrated Pronunciation Guide, by Bert Webber As a relative newcomer to Oregon, from time to time I seek to burnish my local knowledge through reading [1].  Perhaps a … Continue reading

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Fog Of War

One of the more useful and intriguing concepts that we have to deal with in the study of military history is the fog of war [1].  This fog of war, as might be imagined, takes many different forms and is … Continue reading

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