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Give Us American Money

In comparing Guam and the Virgin Islands, it is worth noting that the Virgin Islands are a far more commonly visited place as far as tourism is concerned than Guam is among American citizens, but Guam has a lot of … Continue reading

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Constitutions For The Territories

One of the personal questions that I hope to gain some insight on in my upcoming trip to various American territories is the question of the way that locals seem to feel about their status within the United States. Americans … Continue reading

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Book Review: New World, Inc

New World Inc.: The Making Of America By England’s Merchant Adventurers, by John Butman & Simon Targett While this book focuses on the New World and America in its title, it should be noted that this book is really more … Continue reading

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Book Review: Habits Of Empire

Habits Of Empire: A History Of American Expansion, by Walter Nugent This book is an interesting one. The author seems to view empires as a bad thing, which I do not necessarily think is the case. The author notes that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hispanic Presence In North America

The Hispanic Presence In North America From 1492 To Today, by Carlos M. Fernandez-Shaw If I am part of an ethnic group that wanted to promote itself, it would be hard to appreciate a book like this more. That is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Puerto Rico And Other Outlying Areas

Puerto Rico And Other Outlying Aras, by Michael Burgan This book is an interesting one in that it mostly focuses on Puerto Rico, even though a strong case can be made that the outlying areas of the United States deserve … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Honourable Company

The Honourable Company: A History Of The English East India Company, by John Keay This book is an interesting case of an author seeking to be fair and just to a company that has received a great deal of blame. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Inglorious Empire

Inglorious Empire: What The British Did To India, by Shashi Tharoor There is an audience for this book, but I am not a part of that audience. Although this book is not extremely long, and it is in fact an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Two Dianas In Somaliland

Two Dianas In Somaliland: The Record Of A Shooting Trip, by Agnes Herbert This is a strange and somewhat fascinating book that simply begs to be viewed from a variety of perspectives. The fact that the author claims herself to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mammals Of Somaliland

The Mammals Of Somaliland by Ralph Evelyn Drake-Brockman This is a book that will not meet the approval of those with a contemporary view of animals and how they should be dealt with. This book generally consists of short and … Continue reading

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