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Audiobook Review: A Slave In The White House

A Slave In The White House:  Paul Jennings And The Madisons, by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor There has been a growing number of books in recent years that have demonstrated the role of slavery in the early American Republic, much of … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Just And Generous Nation

A Just And Generous Nation:  Abraham Lincoln And The Fight For American Opportunity, by Harold Holzer and Norton Garfinkle This book is a reminder to those who have read a great many books about Abraham Lincoln [1] that the speeches … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Being George Washington

Being George Washington:  The Indispensable Man As You’ve Never Seen, by Glenn Beck, read by Rom McLarty This book doesn’t have the feel of nonfiction.  I don’t say this as a bad thing; I am, perhaps, better read than many … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Twilight At Monticello

Twilight At Monticello:  The Last Years Of Thomas Jefferson, by Alan Pell Crawford, read by James Boles As someone whose views of Thomas Jefferson are somewhat complicated [1], I found it rather noteworthy that this author too had a complicated … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rogue Justice

Rogue Justice:  The Making Of The Security State, by Karen J. Greenburg [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Broadway Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] What you get out of this book depends … Continue reading

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Book Review: Inventing English

Inventing English:  A Portable History Of The Language, by Seth Lerer Fond readers of this blog, at least those who pay attention to my book reviews, will likely note that I am fond of reading about linguistics for fun [1]. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation

Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation:  The End Of Slavery In America, by Allen C. Guelzo Wading into the argument of Lincoln’s Emancipation proclamation, noted Lincoln scholar Allen Guelzo [1] seeks to place this most notable and prosaic of Lincoln’s pronouncements into a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Emancipating Lincoln

Emancipating Lincoln:  The Proclamation In Text, Context, And Memory, by Harold Holzer I feel it necessary to freely own that there was a lot that I simply did not like about this book.  Although in the past I have been … Continue reading

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Book Review: When General Grant Expelled The Jews

When General Grant Expelled The Jews, by Jonathan D. Sarna If you are familiar with the writings of this author at all, you have some idea that this is a book about Jewish history in America.  My only knowledge of … Continue reading

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But Sometimes Out Of His Senses

It is revealing that after attempting to write a parallel biography of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson [1] that midbrow historian David McCullough chose to write a biography of John Adams.  It is also revealing that both his book and … Continue reading

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