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Book Review: Voyagers To The West

Voyagers To The West:  A Passage In The Peopling Of America On The Edge Of The Revolution, by Bernard Bailyn This book won the Pulitzer Prize, and in reading this massive, epic history of a narrow time range in American … Continue reading

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Book Review: The New England Merchants In The Seventeenth Century

The New England Merchants In The Seventeenth Century, by Bernard Bailyn It likely does not need to be said at this point that I love the historiography of Bernard Bailyn and find it both fascinating in its attention to historical … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empires Of The Atlantic World

Empires Of The Atlantic World:  Britain And Spain In America, 1492-1830, by J.H. Elliott This is the sort of sprawling, deeply insightful book that well deserves the adjective of magisterial.  Although the author himself freely admits that his comparative history … Continue reading

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Book Review: Africa And Africans In The Making Of The Atlantic World, 1400-1800

Africa And Africans In The Making Of The Atlantic World, 1400-1800, by John Thornton This book is an example of some of the tensions that are inherent within revisionist history.  This book is an able if somewhat highly technical and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tempest

The Tempest, by William Shakespeare One of the questions this book asks that is worth exploring is the extent to which context matters when it comes to viewing the excellence of a play [1].  After all, the play is concerned … Continue reading

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Book Review: Patriot Pirates

Patriot Pirates:  The Privateer War For Freedom And Fortune In The American Revolution, by Robert H. Patton This book is a surprisingly poignant one for a variety of reasons.  Although the United States has long dealt with civilian involvement in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ordeal Of Thomas Hutchinson

The Ordeal Of Thomas Hutchinson, by Bernard Bailyn This book won the National Book Award in history, and it is easy to understand why.  Of course, it should be stated at the outset that I am a fan of Bailyn’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Origins Of American Politics

The Origins Of American Politics, by Bernard Bailyn As someone familiar with the author’s work [1], I must say I enjoyed this book and had a good idea of what to expect from it given that familiarity.  One of Bailyn’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Invisible Armies

Invisible Armies:  An Epic History Of Guerrilla Warfare From Ancient Times To The Present, by Max Boot There are at least two issues that one can have with reading epic histories [1] like this one.  First, one has to allot … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Before & After Alexander

Before & After Alexander:  The Legend And Legacy Of Alexander The Great, by Richard A. Billows Sometimes I go seeking out for books to review, and sometimes I am sought out to review books, and this book is definitely an … Continue reading

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