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Book Review: A Brief History Of Bolivia

A Brief History Of Bolivia, by Waltraud Q. Morales This book is a textbook example of why leftists write bad histories (and generally write nonfiction badly as a whole).  It would be a bad enough book if the author were … Continue reading

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Book Review: World War I: Opposing Viewpoints

World War I:  Opposing Viewpoints, edited by William Dudley I must say that I like the Opposing Viewpoints series as a whole, and have often enjoyed its takes on various subjects of personal interest [1], and this book is no … Continue reading

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Book Review: Revolutionary Brothers

Revolutionary Brothers:  Thomas Jefferson, The Marquis De Lafayette, And The Friendship That Helped Forge Two Nations, by Tom Chaffin The unfortunate truth of the matter is that the lives of Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis De Lafayette did not intersect … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empires In World History

Empires In World History:  Power And The Politics Of Difference, by Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper Empires can be a tricky subject to write about.  It is easy for people to feel a sense of moral fury when it comes … Continue reading

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Book Review: Puritans, Pilgrims, And Merchants

Puritans, Pilgrims, And Merchants:  Founders Of The Northeastern Colonies, by Kieran Doherty Admittedly, this book takes a rather expansive look at what might be considered to be the Northeastern United States in that it not only looks at New England … Continue reading

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Book Review: The King’s Revenge

The King’s Revenge:  Charles II And The Greatest Manhunt In British History, by Don Jordan & Michael Walsh If you touch a king, you had better kill a king.  And if you kill a king, you had better make sure … Continue reading

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Book Review: The White King

The White King:  Charles I, Traitor, Murderer, Martyr, by Leanda DeLisle This book is a classic example of an author walking into trouble and bragging that she has managed to avoid the trouble while only making it obvious what sort … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Original Compromise

The Original Compromise:  What The Constitution’s Framers Were Really Thinking, by David Brian Robertson I can’t help but think in reading this particular book that the author’s thinking and research is not quite as original as he thinks it is.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Spain: A Unique History

Spain:  A Unique History, Stanley G. Payne What makes this book a unique history is something that will either likely win over or alienate the readers of this book, and that is the author’s personal touch and his replacement of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Disraeli: The Victorian Dandy Who Became Prime Minister

Disraeli:  The Victorian Dandy Who Became Prime Minister, by Christopher Hibbert I must admit that I had mixed feelings about this particular book.  The author did a good job at writing about the life of Benjamin Disraeli, a man who … Continue reading

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