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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: The Atlas Of Middle Earth

The Atlas Of Middle Earth, by Karen Wynn Fonstad In the lengthy introduction to this book, the author comments about how much in-demand an updated and revised and paperback version of this book had been in demand from the time … Continue reading

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Zones Of Disaffection

For whatever reason, I tend to often think of matters of space.  Those who have any degree of personal familiarity with me are likely aware of the fact that my views of space are somewhat complicated.  For a deeply private … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hallowed Ground

Hallowed Ground:  A Walk At Gettysburg, by James M. McPherson As a result of reading quite a few books by the author [1], I have come to the understanding that James McPherson writes a great deal of short and topical … Continue reading

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Book Review: National Geographic Society Atlas Of World History

National Geographic Society Atlas Of World History, by Noel Grove I hope for the sake of the reputation of the author of this book that Noel Grove was not his actual name but was rather a pseudonym chosen to hide … Continue reading

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