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Book Review: The French & Indian War: Deciding The Fate Of North America

The French & Indian War:  Deciding The Fate Of North America, by Walter R. Borneman I must say that as someone who reads a fair amount about the French & Indian War that there was not a great deal of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The War That Made America

The War That Made America:  A Short History Of The French And Indian War, by Fred Anderson This is the sort of short history of the French and Indian War that makes for compelling reading and plenty of material to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Explorer

The Explorer, by W. Somerset Maugham In reading this book I was struck by what aspects of it made it so appealing, and something clicked that allowed me to better understand why this author has so quickly moved up my … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tail Wags The Dog

The Tail Wags The Dog:  International Politics And The Middle East, by Efraim Karsh Not everyone is going to like this book, but I loved this book.  The author, himself a scholar of international relations with an Israeli background and … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Am Gandhi

I Am Gandhi, by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos Gandhi’s life was a complicated one, and this book does at least some justice to it.  Unfortunately, this particular book has one of the stronger political edges of the series … Continue reading

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Book Review: Carthage: A History

Carthage:  A History, by Serge Lancel But is it a history?  There is no doubt that I would enjoy reading a good narrative history of Carthage if it could be found, but this book is heavy on archaeology, heavy on … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Origins And Ideologies Of The American Revolution: Part One

Great Courses:  Origins And Ideologies Of The American Revolution:  Part One, taught by Peter C. Mancall As someone who is no stranger to listening to Great Courses cds while driving, I am also no stranger to thinking about the origins … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Encounters

American Encounters:  Natives And Newcomers From European Contact To Indian Removal, 1500-1850, edited by Peter C. Mancall and James H. Merrell If you want to read a textbook (almost literally) example of the sort of corrupt and shoddy scholarship that … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Passage To India

A Passage To India, a play by Martin Sherman It should be noted that what I read and am reviewing here is a play that is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by E.M. Forster that I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Heart Of The Matter

The Heart Of The Matter, by Graham Greene It is not very often that one has to say about a Graham Greene novel that one wishes the main character was more tough-minded, but here is a case where that is … Continue reading

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