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Book Review: Faces Of Revolution

Faces Of Revolution: Personalities And Themes In The Struggle For American Independence, by Bernard Bailyn This book, if a relatively obscure one within the author’s body of work, demonstrates why it is that Bailyn is such a reliably excellent author … Continue reading

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Master Of None

There is a widespread expression that points out in vivid detail the fate of those who try to do too much with too little focus, and that is the saying that someone is a jack of all trades and a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Caligula: The Mad Emperor Of Rome

Caligula: The Mad Emperor Of Rome, by Stephen Dando-Collins This book attempts two tasks and does so unevenly. On the one hand, the author wishes to rehabilitate the reputation of Caligula to a great extent and demonstrate that he was … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Storm Before The Storm

The Storm Before The Storm: The Beginning Of The End Of The Roman Republic, by Mike Duncan If you are an American, this book is the kind that will give you sleepless nights as you ponder how far along the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Battle Royal: The Wars Of the Roses: 1440-1462

Battle Royal: The Wars Of The Roses: 1440-1462, by Hugh Bicheno Having read the second part of this series [1] before the first, I had some idea of what to expect from this author. This book follows the other in … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Time To Speak

A Time To Speak: Selected Writings And Arguments, by Robert H. Bork Is it really a time to speak? Reading this book was a bit of a puzzling experience for me because it left Bork nearly as opaque and mysterious … Continue reading

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Book Review: If Not Us, Who?

If No Us, Who: William Rusher, National Review, And The Conservative Movement, by David B. Frisk I must admit that I had never heard of the subject of this book before reading it. National Review had a good reputation as … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: American Lion

American Lion: Andrew Jackson In The White House, by Jon Meacham, read by John H. Mayer By and large this is a solid account of the Andrew Jackson White House, told in a way that attempts to build the largest … Continue reading

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Book Review: Theories Of Imperialism: War, Conquest, And Capital

Theories Of Imperialism: War, Conquest, And Capital, by Norman Etherington The advantages of doing a great deal of research on a subject that is popular but not well understood is being able to understand aspects of it that have been … Continue reading

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Book Review: Just Right

Just Right: A Life In Pursuit Of Liberty, by Lee Edwards I don’t happen to know a lot about Lee Edwards, at least, I did not before reading this autobiography. And in reading this book I was reminded of why … Continue reading

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