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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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Book Review: Man Made The Land

Man Made The Land:  Essays In English Historical Geography, edited by Alan R.H. Baker and J.B. Harley There is a great deal of tension between the risible claim of the title of this book in all of its hubris and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Family Tree Historical Maps Book: Europe

The Family Tree Historical Maps Book:  Europe:  A Country-By-Country Atlas Of European History, 1700s-1900’s, by Allison Dolan and the editors of Family Tree Magazine Like its companion volume [1], this atlas is mostly useful if you have some idea of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Family Tree Historical Maps Book: A State-By-State Atlas Of U.S. History, 1790-1900

The Family Tree Historical Maps Book:  State-By-State Atlas Of U.S. History, 1790-1900, by Allison Dolan and the editors of Family Tree Magazine In reading a book like this, which amounts to a US atlas of a slightly specialized sort, one … Continue reading

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Book Review: New Found Lands

New Found Lands:  Maps In The History Of Exploration, by Peter Whitfield This book would have been good enough had it merely contained old maps and a discussion of the strange and uncertain progress of cartography over the centuries [1], … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crossroads Of War

Crossroads Of War:  A Historical Atlas Of The Middle East, by Ian Barnes with Malise Ruthven In many ways, this is an excellent historical atlas, coming from someone who enjoys reading them [1].  The scope of the book is broad, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sarum

Sarum:  The Novel Of England, by Edward Rutherfurd Every once in a while I read a novel simply because it is recommended by a friend, and in this case I read this 900 page novel on the recommendation of a … Continue reading

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