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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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Book Review: Unity And A Universal Language

Unity And A Universal Language (World Means To World Peace), by John Dale While it might be somewhat generous to call this a book, it is at least an interesting pamphlet that combines a subject I know a fair amount … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Journals Of Lewis And Clark

The Journals Of Lewis And Clark, edited by Bernard DeVoto For readers who by virtue of scholarly inclination or location of residence find it important to read or listen to the role of Lewis and Clark in opening up the … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Rome Spreads Her Wings

Rome Spreads Her Wings:  Territorial Expansion Between The Punic Wars, by Gareth C. Sampson When I had the chance to request another new book from De Re Militari after finishing the disappointing repackaging from Thucydides that I last read, I … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: A History Of Hitler’s Empire

A History Of Hitler’s Empire, by Thomas Childers As someone who is fairly familiar with the structure and organization of the Great Courses audiobooks already, there was a lot about this course that was familiar and comfortable–there is the usual … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Churchill

Churchill, by Professor J. Rufus Fears As yet another great courses class I have taken in history [1], one quickly gets used to the particular format and it is a comforting matter.  The cds are in a case and often … Continue reading

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Book Review: New Found Lands

New Found Lands:  Maps In The History Of Exploration, by Peter Whitfield This book would have been good enough had it merely contained old maps and a discussion of the strange and uncertain progress of cartography over the centuries [1], … Continue reading

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