Tag Archives: political history

Audiobook Review: Great Courses: A History Of England From The Tudors To The Stuarts: Part 2

Great Courses:  A History Of England From The Tudors To The Stuarts:  Part 2, by Professor Robert Bucholz One of the unfortunate consequences of the rising struggle between various cultural views of history in the past few decades is that … Continue reading

Posted in History | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Audiobook Review: Great Courses: A History Of England From The Tudors To The Stuarts: Part 1

Great Courses:  A History Of England From The Tudors To The Stuarts:  Part 1, by Professor Robert Bucholz Although the history of the Tudors is one I am pretty familiar with [1], this first part of a four part epic … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, History | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Our One Common Country

Our One Common Country:  Abraham Lincoln And The Hampton Roads Peace Conference Of 1865, by James B. Conroy The author states in the acknowledgements section at the end of this book that no one had ever written a book on … Continue reading

Posted in American Civil War, American History, Book Reviews, History, Military History | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Lincoln Unbound

Lincoln Unbound:  How An Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved The American Dream–And How We Can Do It Again, by Rich Lowry This book was a pleasure to read, and a bit surprisingly so.  As someone who reads a distressingly large amount … Continue reading

Posted in American Civil War, American History, Book Reviews, History | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Cause Of All Nations

The Cause Of All Nations:  An International History Of The American Civil War, by Don H. Doyle Every once in a while a fond reader of diplomatic history such as myself will find a good book that takes a familiar … Continue reading

Posted in American Civil War, American History, Book Reviews, History, International Relations | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Book Review: Slavemaster President

Slavemaster President:  The Double Career Of James Polk, by William Dusinberre I found this book deeply fascinating, but I hesitate about giving this book a warm recommendation for a few reasons.  Few can deny, in light of our contemporary politics, … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Book Reviews, History | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Making Make-Believe Real

Making Make-Believe Real:  Politics As Theater In Shakespeare’s Time, by Gary Wills Mostly being familiar with Gary Wills’ flagrant misunderstanding of the American experience and its key texts in order to support an illegitimate progressive worldview [1], it was interesting … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, History | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Bizarre Politics

Bizarre Politics:  The Audacity, Stupidity, Incompetence, And General Idiocy Of Our Leaders…Unfortunately!, by Joe Rhatigan There is no shortage of ridiculous things that a book can say about the politics of the United States [1]–which this book focuses on–even though … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Book Reviews, History | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Book Review: American Connections

American Connections:  The Founding Fathers.  Networked. by James Burke This was a disappointing book to read, and one that could have been so much better.  When a book is praised by someone like Bill Gates, one expects this to be … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Book Reviews, History | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Founding Feuds

Founding Feuds:  The Rivalries, Clashes, and Conflicts That Forged A Nation, by Paul Aron It is fairly inevitable given the great deal of attention that is given to our nation’s Founding Fathers [1] that someone would seek to look at … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Book Reviews, History | Tagged , , | 3 Comments