Tag Archives: political history

Book Review: The Electoral College

The Electoral College, by Martha S. Hewson There are at least a few insights that one can gain from a book that is not quite as good as it thinks it is.  For one, adopting a principle of synoptical reading … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Concise History Of Brazil

A Concise History Of Brazil, by Boris Fausto In writing about history, many historians (like this author), make Faustian bargains.  On the one hand, such writers want credibility for being sound historians, even when they write about areas that other … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Great Civil War

A Great Civil War:  A Military And Political History, 1861-1865, by Russell F. Weigley It just so happens that the political and military aspects of the Civil War (and just about any other subject) happen to be my own favorite … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lost State Of Franklin

The Lost State Of Franklin:  America’s First Secession, by Kevin T. Barksdale I have to admit that I liked this book, but not as much as I had hoped to.  One of the aspects of this book that is important … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Traveller’s History Of The Caribbean

A Traveller’s History Of The Caribbean, by James Ferguson One of the notable aspects of many histories is that they compress a great deal of the past and then go into far more detail about more recent information, showing a … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Patriot’s History Reader

The Patriot’s History Reader:  Essential Documents For Every American, by Larry Schweikart, Dave Dougherty, and Michael Allen, read by Tom Weiner Does the thought of listening to more than fourteen hours of the reading of important documents from colonial periods … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Birth Of Politics

The Birth Of Politics:  Eight Green And Roman Political Ideas And Why They Matter, by Melissa Lane There are a lot of aspects of Greek and Roman history that are greatly of interest to contemporary political theorists and this author … Continue reading

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Book Review: Coolidge

Coolidge, by Amity Shlaes It is not too surprising that the author’s writing of The Forgotten Man, a book about the Great Depression, would lead her to write a book about the president who presided over the period of wealth … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marxism

Marxism:  Philosophy And Economics, by Thomas Sowell This book is a heady one, one of the earlier written books by the author, and one that seeks, through a close reading of the writings of Marx and Engels, to explain what … Continue reading

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Book Review: Practicing History

Practicing History:  Selected Essays, by Barbara W. Tuchman My feelings towards this book and towards this author are somewhat ambivalent.  On the one hand, the selected essays in this particular book are generally enjoyable to read.  Tuchman was a serious-minded … Continue reading

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