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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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Book Review: Djibouiti: Pawn Of The Horn Of Africa

Djibouti: Pawn Of The Horn Of Africa, by Robert Tholomier Djibouti, once known as French Somaliland (as opposed to British, Italian, and Ethiopian Somaliland), is a small nation with a strategic location opposite of the port of Aden near the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empire: The British Imperial Experience From 1765 To The Present

Empire: The British Imperial Experience From 1765 To The Present, by Dennis Judd Although I have to say that this book was more than a little bit disappointing because of some of its contents, there are at least a few … Continue reading

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