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Book Review: Njinga Of Angola

Njinga Of Angola:  Africa’s Warrior Queen, by Linda M. Heywood The fact that Njinga of Angola has become a heroine of freedom in Angola helps us to demonstrate the poisonous way in which the desire to oppose European imperialism leads … Continue reading

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Book Review: Liberty’s Exiles

Liberty’s Exiles:  American Loyalists In The Revolutionary World, by Maya Jasanoff As I have noted before, I come from a background that includes loyalists from the American Revolution, and given the importance of loyalists to the foundation of Canada and … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Revolutions

American Revolutions:  A Continental History, 1750-1804, by Alan Taylor When I saw this book’s title and dates, I made a guess to myself about which wars that the author would talk about.  I figured that it was a given that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Thousand Days Of The British Empire

The Last Thousand Days Of The British Empire:  Churchill, Roosevelt, And The Birth of The Pax Americana, by Peter Clarke This book spends a great deal of its effort trying to demonstrate that it was not Atlee and his government … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empire: The Rise And Demise Of The British World Order And The Lessons For Global Power

Empire:  The Rise And Demise Of The British World Order And The Lessons For Global Power, by Niall Ferguson I get the feeling that this is a book that will fall in between the two hostile camps when it comes … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rise And Fall Of Ancient Egypt

The Rise And Fall Of Ancient Egypt, by Toby Wilkinson Although Egypt and Egyptology are certainly very popular subjects, there is a striking lack of history books that seek to tackle the entire scope of ancient Egyptian history.  There are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome:  The Rise And Fall Of An Empire 753 BC-AD 476, by Patricia Southern What are the borders of antiquity?  In reading this generally excellent book, it was clear that at some point the details about the Roman state … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Games Without Rules

Games Without Rules:  The Often-Interrupted History Of Afghanistican, by Tamim Ansary, read by the author I do not consider myself to be by any means an expert on Afghan history, but I do believe it is an area well worth … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tigana

Tigana, by Guy Gavriel Kay It is rather striking that in this book’s afterward the author claims that he was in part inspired to write this moving book about memory by the sight of the notorious communist photos where people … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Origin Of Empire

The Origin Of Empire:  Rome From The Republic To Hadrian What if empire was a bad thing?  This particular book deals with an interesting subject, the way that Rome acquainted itself with being an imperial power, and completely fumbles one … Continue reading

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