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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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Book Review: Who’s Counting

Who’s Counting:  How Fraudsters And Bureaucrats Put Your Vote At Risk, by John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky This was not a pleasant book to read, but it is the sort of important book to read that demonstrates a great … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Roosevelt Myth

The Roosevelt Myth, by John T. Flynn This book took me a long time to read.  This fact does not make the book a bad one, but it does demonstrate that a particular context exists when it comes to my … Continue reading

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Book Review: FDR Goes To War

FDR Goes To War:  How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, And Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America, by Burton W. Folsom, Jr & Anita Folsom The more I read in this book, the less I appreciated FDR as a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Summer Of Blood

Summer Of Blood:  England’s First Revolution, by Dan Jones I found this book to be a compelling look at an attempted revolution in England, one which has been a context to numerous other readings I have done, and a troubling … Continue reading

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Book Review: Magna Carta: The Birth Of Liberty

Magna Carta:  The Birth Of Liberty, by Dan Jones While this book may not be the only book about the subject one would want to read, it certainly demonstrates that historian Dan Jones has been able to profitably expand upon … Continue reading

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