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Book Review: The Shadow Of The Great Game

The Shadow Of The Great Game:  The Untold Story Of India’s Partition, by Nandra Singh Sarila In reading this book, I got the feeling that it was written largely for Indian audiences as a way of informing them about the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Like Hidden Fire

Like Hidden Fire:  The Plot To Bring Down The British Empire, by Peter Hopkirk Although this is the first time I have read one of the author’s books, I should note that he is a well-regarded historian with expertise in … Continue reading

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The Awkwardness Of Occupation

Today in Sabbath School I had the lesson of the centurion’s servant being healed.  I have long found this to be an interesting story [1].  Before I discuss this story in greater detail I would like to put all of … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Brief Political And Geographic History Of Asia

A Brief Political And Geographic History Of Asia:  Where Are…Saigon, Kampuchea, And Burma, by Doug Dillon As someone who has read quite a bit of this series so far [1], I must say that I was pleased in general with … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Brief Political And Geographical History Of North America

A Brief Political And Geographical History Of North America:  Where Are…New France, New Netherland, And New Sweden, by Lissa Johnston I am no stranger to this series [1], and to put it mildly, the quality of the series as a … Continue reading

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Blizhneye Zarubezhye

In 1992 a term of ominous political importance [1] entered the English language and changed English grammar in the process.  The term was “near abroad,” a translation of the Russian expression “blizhneye zarubezhye,” which referred to the ambiguous place of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Willoughbyland

Willoughbyland:  England’s Lost Colony, by Matthew Parker Part historical mystery and part melancholy look at the darker underside of imperialism, this book looks at the origins of Suriname in an English colony established during the chaotic days of the English … Continue reading

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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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