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Book Review: After Mandela: The Struggle For Freedom In Post-Apartheid South Africa

After Mandela:  The Struggle For Freedom In Post-Apartheid South Africa, by Douglas Foster Among the more unfortunate aspects of this book is the way that it demonstrates the sad fact that we do not write history, or current events for … Continue reading

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Book Review: …And Forgive Them Their Debts

…And Forgive Them Their Debits:  Lending, Foreclosure, And Redemption From Bronze Age Finance To The Jubilee Year, by Michael Hudson I wanted to like this book more than I did.  In this book’s favor, it can be said that the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The French Revolution: Aristocrats Versus Bourgeois?

The French Revolution:  Aristocrats Versus Bourgeois?, by T.C.W. Blanning The most unfortunate aspect of this generally intriguing and worthwhile book is the fact that the author’s desire to debunk various Marxist historical claims about the French Revolution seems to require … Continue reading

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Book Review: America’s Three Regimes

America’s Three Regimes:  A New Political History, by Morton Keller How is it that a nation changes its regime?  It is the author’s belief that America has had three regimes over the course of its political history and that the … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Critical Study Of Nullification In South Carolina

A Critical Study Of Nullification In South Carolina, by David Franklin Houston This book is an interesting one in that it provides a scholarly and deeply historical look at the reasons why South Carolina became such a noted state in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein:  History And Institutions Of The Principality, by Pierre Raton The tiny principality of Liechtenstein has few books written about it, but as a small principality that has survived despite the troubles of the last couple of centuries, it represents … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant, by Josiah Bunting III Why has Grant been viewed as being an incompetent president?  This short book, written by someone who clearly has a positive view of Grant, gives at least some of the basic context that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lincoln Of The Thirtieth Congress

The Lincoln Of The Thirtieth Congress, by Roy D. Packard This book is a deeply entertaining one, in that it focuses on one of the important but somewhat obscure aspects of Lincoln’s career, and that is his time as the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Writings Of Abraham Lincoln: Volume Five

The Writings of Abraham Lincoln:  Volume Five:  1858-1862, by Abraham Lincoln The writings of Abraham Lincoln are a fascinating look into how it is that an obscure Illinois lawyer became the president of the United State during its darkest hour.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: A History Of The United States

A History Of The United States, by Cecil Chesterton Although I am more familiar with the writings and thinking of the author’s brother, this particular book is a considerable achievement as a history of the United States from the point … Continue reading

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