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Book Review: Revolution Song

Revolution Song:  A Story of American Freedom, by Russell Shorto This book is a stellar example of the best achievements that can result from the contemporary leftist obsession with identity politics combined with a complex and well-researched view of history … Continue reading

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Book Review: The English Civil War

The English Civil War:  Papists, Gentlewomen, Soldiers, And Witchfinders In The Birth Of Modern Britain, by Diane Purkiss This book was originally called “The English Civil War:  A People’s History,” and that would have given me a much more clear … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Netanyahu Years

The Netanyahu Years, y Ben Caspit, translated by Ora Cummings This book was written by a hack.  It was also translated by a hack, and by that I can figure that the translator did a good job at translating a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bibi

Bibi:  The Turbulent Life And Times Of Benjamin Netanyahu, by Anshel Pfeffer In this book one gets the sense that the author is showing respect to its subject almost in spite of himself.  It is obvious that the author is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Be Strong And Of Good Courage

Be Strong And Of Good Courage:  How Israel’s Most Important Leaders Shaped Its Destiny, by Dennis Ross and David Makovsky To be sure, it is worthwhile to praise leaders for their moral courage in resisting their evil times and popular … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome:  The Rise And Fall Of An Empire 753 BC-AD 476, by Patricia Southern What are the borders of antiquity?  In reading this generally excellent book, it was clear that at some point the details about the Roman state … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Savior Generals

The Savior Generals:  How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost – From Ancient Greece To Iraq, by Victor Davis Hanson There is one common thread, one that the author chooses not to recognize, in all of these various … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Great Debate

The Great Debate:  Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and The Birth Of Right and Left, by Yuval Levin I have to admit that I found this book useful to read for more than one reason.  Not only am I interested in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Origin Of Empire

The Origin Of Empire:  Rome From The Republic To Hadrian What if empire was a bad thing?  This particular book deals with an interesting subject, the way that Rome acquainted itself with being an imperial power, and completely fumbles one … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ballot Battles

Ballot Battles:  The History Of Disputed Elections In The United States, by Edward B. Foley There has been no shortage of disputed elections in the United States, and there are some predictable reasons for that.  For one, Americans have always … Continue reading

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