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Book Review: The Zimmerman Telegram

The Zimmerman Telegram, by Barbara W. Tuchman This book may seem to be a very unusual one to be the second book by this author that one has read.  Not surprisingly, given my preference for earlier history to that of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Power And The Glory

The Power And The Glory, by Graham Greene Drawn in large part from the author’s trip to Mexico to report on anticlerical effects of the Mexican Revolution in Tabasco and Chiapas and neighboring areas, this is a compelling novel that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lawless Roads

The Lawless Roads, by Graham Greene So far I have read four types of books by Graham Greene [1].  First, there are lighthearted and often cynical novels that he considered as “entertainments.”  Next are the short stories he wrote as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Free Mexican Airforce Will Be Flying Tonight

Free Mexican Airforce Will Be Flying Tonight:  The Trials And Tribulations Of Procuring, Transporting, And Selling Marijuana, by Terry Canipe [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Books Go Social/Net Gallery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lower California

Lower California, by the Lower California Company Among the dirty little secrets of American history is the role of land speculation in the growth of America [1].  All the way back to colonial times, the lure of land speculation was … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Civil War And The Limits Of Destruction

The Civil War And The Limits Of Destruction, by Mark E. Neely, Jr. This book is revisionist history in the best way, and looks at some elements of the question of logistical warfare in the Civil War, an area of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Four Agreements

The Four Agreements:  A Toltec Wisdom Book, by Don Miguel Ruiz Some years ago, when I was working in my first of many positions at the company I currently work for, one of my coworkers was passing around this particular … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jane Butel’s Simply Southwestern

Jane Butel’s Simply Southwestern:  Authentic Recipes For Enduring Traditions, by Jane Butel [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Turner Publishing Company in exchange for an honest review.] If you like Southwestern cuisine even a little, you will … Continue reading

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Book Review: Training Ground

Training Ground: Grant, Lee, Sherman, And Davis In The Mexican War, 1846-1848, by Martin Dugard Although this book is not properly a history of the Mexican-American War, it manages to build a compelling narrative by looking deeply at the documentary … Continue reading

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Book Review: Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State

Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State: Why Americans Vote The Way They Do, by Andrew Gelman This particular book is a fascinating statistical analysis, with learned and technical endnotes that show the author’s conceptual debt to data visualizing … Continue reading

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