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Book Review: The Debate On The Constitution: Part One

The Debate On The Constitution:  Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification:  Part One, edited by Bernard Bailyn This monumental book, clocking in at over 1000 pages, is merely part one of a two part … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece From Prehistoric To Hellenistic Times, by Thomas R. Martin When an author has roughly 200 pages to cover the entirety of Greek history from prehistoric times to the Hellenistic age [1], you get a real sense of their … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tschiffely’s Ride

Tschiffely’s Ride:  Ten Thousnd Miles In The Saddle From Southern Cross To Pole Star, by Aimé Tschiffely It is striking and almost unbelievable to me that this work was rejected by publishers on three continents until the author was helped … Continue reading

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Book Review: War Time

War Time:  An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences, by Mary L. Dudziak Initially, it would seem like an easy thing to define what war time is.  It is the opposite of peace time, duh.  However, the author manages to demonstrate … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hidden Figures

Hidden Figure:  The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win The Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly Although I watched the movie that was based on an early version of this book when … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Brief Political And Geographic History Of Asia

A Brief Political And Geographic History Of Asia:  Where Are…Saigon, Kampuchea, And Burma, by Doug Dillon As someone who has read quite a bit of this series so far [1], I must say that I was pleased in general with … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Heirs Of Muhammad

The Heirs Of Muhammad:  Islam’s First Century And The Origins Of The Sunni-Shia Split, by Barnaby Rogerson Although the author does not consider himself a scholar and he uses some terminology that scholars would frown at relating to Islam and … Continue reading

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Book Review: F Street Mess

F Street Mess:  How Southern Senators Rewrote The Kansas-Nebraska Act, by Alice Elizabeth Malavasic This book is an interesting book on the institutional power of the Senate that looks at the period leading up to the Civil War [1].  The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Churchill, Hitler, And The Unnecessary War

Churchill, Hitler, And The Unnecessary War:  How Britain Lost Its Empire And The West Lost The World, by Patrick J. Buchanan I was recommended this book by a friend of mine who saw how I dealt with a previous book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Churchill: The Unexpected Hero

Churchill:  The Unexpected Hero, by Paul Addison I have to admit that like many people, I tend to find Winston Churchill a pretty compelling person and a historical person well worth appreciating for his moral courage and his eloquence [1].  … Continue reading

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