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Book Review: The Mexican War

The Mexican War, by Otis A Singletary It is fascinating, at least a little bit, that this book markets itself as part of a series about the Chicago History of American Civilization.  And while I am still not completely sure … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mexican-American War (The Story Of Mexico)

The Mexican-American War (The Story Of Mexico), by R. Conrad Stein What this book does remarkably well is the way that it puts the Mexican-American war in a context that is aimed at American reading audiences but provides the history … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mexican-American War (Westward Ho!)

The Mexican-American War (Westward Ho!), by Emily Raabe Although this book is a very short one, at only 24 pages, it manages to include the Texan War of Independence as part of the context of the Mexican-American War, thus increasing … Continue reading

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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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