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The Great Divide The Conflict Between Washington and Jefferson That Defined A Nation By Thomas Fleming

This is an absorbing book that will enlighten many and shock some. Much has been written about Thomas Jefferson’s clash with Alexander Hamilton, but the differences between George Washington and Jefferson have received little attention. The Great Divide rectifies that neglect and more.Read the rest of this entry »

May 16, 2015   1 Comment

Scratch a Progressive and a Totalitarian Bleeds

Leftist or Democrat could have been substituted for progressive in the title, but since President Obama prides himself on being a progressive it seemed the appropriate term. Whatever the appellation, this president and his party have demonstrated that despotism is …

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May 4, 2015   4 Comments

The Price of Hubris

Neither leftists nor the media (but I repeat myself) hesitate to throw the racist/bigot stone at anyone who sets off their radar-like sensitivities. However, when it comes to this president, the system shuts down.Read the rest of this entry »

April 24, 2015   7 Comments

Their Last Full Measure The Final Days of the Civil War By Joseph Wheelan

Wheelan has written a powerful and absorbing account of the final days of the Civil War. He includes Lincoln’s assassination, the manhunt that followed and the failure of Reconstruction, as well as the post war lives of key military and civilian figures. Even readers steeped in Civil War history will find it worth their time and attention. Read the rest of this entry »

April 7, 2015   No Comments

Lincoln’s Gamble By Todd Brewster

Brewster's detailed account is an important addition to understanding the Proclamation and the circumstances of its genesis. The book is well researched and Brewster writes well, if somewhat acerbically.Read the rest of this entry »

March 21, 2015   2 Comments

The Last Shot by Lynn Schooler

The Last Shot is the story of the Confederate privateer, the CSS Shenandoah. But this book will appeal to an audience beyond that of Civil War enthusiasts. Before the Shenandoah ever fires a shot, the story teems with intrigue. Confederate agents, Union spies, evasive British officials and angry Union officials are among the characters who scuttle across Schooler’s first 40 pages.Read the rest of this entry »

February 24, 2015   No Comments


The Obama administration’s oratorical contortions to avoid identifying radical Islam with terrorism are on the verge of becoming self-parodies. Read the rest of this entry »

February 3, 2015   4 Comments

The State of Things

The annual State of the Union Address is, thankfully, over. It was replete with this president’s usual rhetorical assaults on reality. Especially jarring was his attempt to take credit for “booming energy production,” since the boom occurred on private land in spite of, not because of his policies. He also reiterated his ideology-driven insistence on drastic and economically devastating regulatory measures to “reduce carbon emissions.” Read the rest of this entry »

January 24, 2015   3 Comments

Sentinels of Fire by P.T. Deuterman

This is a novel that will appeal to readers interested in the WWII Pacific theater. The setting is Okinawa, 1945. Although the characters are mostly fictional, the events are very real. The action takes place on a picket line of sixteen radar-equipped destroyers positioned around Okinawa. They are there to warn the Allies of the approach of Japanese kamikaze planes. Sentinels of Fire is the story of a particular destroyer, the USS Malloy. Connie Miles, new chief executive officer, tells it. But although the focus is on the Malloy, it is also the story of the havoc reeked by kamikaze attacks on picket ships and men.Read the rest of this entry »

January 19, 2015   No Comments

Founders’ Son A Life of Abraham Lincoln By Richard Brookhiser

So much has been written about the 16th U.S. president that some may wonder what Brookhiser could add that has not already been amply covered. Read on to find out!Read the rest of this entry »

January 15, 2015   2 Comments