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Book Review: Churchill: The Unexpected Hero

Churchill:  The Unexpected Hero, by Paul Addison I have to admit that like many people, I tend to find Winston Churchill a pretty compelling person and a historical person well worth appreciating for his moral courage and his eloquence [1].  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Southeastern Asian Houses: Embracing Urban Context

Southeastern Asian Houses:  Embracing Urban Context, edited by Seo Ryeung Ju [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Seoul Selection.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Having lived in Southeast Asia (in Thailand, specifically), I was interested … Continue reading

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Book Review: Frost On My Moustache

Frost On My Moustache:  The Arctic Adventures Of A Lord And A Loafer, by Tim Moore Having read a large number of books by the author [1], I can say that this follows the usual pattern.  I happen to like … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cause Of All Nations

The Cause Of All Nations:  An International History Of The American Civil War, by Don H. Doyle Every once in a while a fond reader of diplomatic history such as myself will find a good book that takes a familiar … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Peopling Of British North America: An Introduction

The Peopling Of British North America:  An Introduction, by Bernard Bailyn How good is this book?  After I finished reading this book I looked up my local library system on the author’s other books and found four of them with … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Napoleon’s Egypt

Napoleon’s Egypt:  Invading The Middle East, by Juan Cole, read by Grover Gardner I found this book greatly disappointing.  As someone interested in military history and more than a little bit fond of reading about the Middle East [1], I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ideological Origins Of The American Revolution

The Ideological Origins Of The American Revolution, by Bernard Bailyn In one sense, this book is not a particular surprise.  If you are familiar at all with the writings of Bernard Bailyn [1], you will have some idea of what … Continue reading

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Book Review: Batavia’s Graveyard

Batavia’s Graveyard:  The True Story Of The Mad Heretic Who Led History’s Bloodiest Mutiny, by Mike Dash For those readers who do not know a great deal about either Australia’s history or the history of the Netherlands [1], this book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jubal Sackett

Jubal Sackett, by Louis L’Amour It is striking, but in this particular book I found a great deal of understanding of views of history that have not been particularly well understood that show a lengthy and early European presence in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Appeal To The Nations

Appeal To The Nations, by Norman Thomas Although this book was published in the immediate aftermath of World War II, before it became completely clear just how morally and intellectually bankrupt Soviet Communism and its fractious socialist kin were, the … Continue reading

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