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Last To Die By Stephen Harding

Last to Die
Stephen Harding’s extensive research into official American and Japanese records, personal memoirs, letters and interviews with participants are the sources for this stirring story of bravery and grit and not so laudable political machinations.Read the review »

July 29, 2015   No Comments

Lincoln and the Jews A History By Jonathan D. Sarna and Benjamin Shapell

Lincoln and the Jews
This book is about what the title says it is. But the focus is not as narrow as that title would suggest. Even Lincoln experts are likely to learn something from this far-reaching study of Lincoln and the Jews. Read the review »

July 26, 2015   12 Comments

The State of the American Mind Edited by Mark Bauerlein and Adam Bellow

The State of The American Mind
The essays in this book cover a great deal of territory and all are essential reading for anyone struggling to understand what has happened to America.Read the review »

July 19, 2015   3 Comments

Conservative Heroes by Garland Tucker III

Conservative Heroes
Conservative Heroes is a fantastic book filled with with and anecdotes that leave the reader with a sense of nostalgia and a tinge of sadness for a time when being principled was something that existed outside of party affiliations. Read the review »

July 11, 2015   2 Comments

By The People by Charles Murray

By The People by Charles Murray
Murray's book is interesting, if depressing. By The People lays out a strategic plan that might just strike terror into the hearts of bureaucrats if it comes to fruition. An honest reader, with an open mind, should see the truth in much of what Murray says. The book will resonate most strongly with those of a libertarian bent and is not necessarily geared to conservatives. Murray tries to present an honest appraisal of the state of government and a practical strategy for fixing some of the issues before us. As he says throughout, we can never go back, but he thinks he has a way forward which at least ensures our survival.Read the review »

July 5, 2015   No Comments

Commodore Levy A Novel of Early America in the Age of Sail By Irving Litvag

Commodore Levy
Having read Saving Monticello (reviewed here) by Marc Leepson, this reviewer wanted to know more about Commodore Uriah Phillips Levy, the man who did the saving and the subject of this novel. Read the review »

July 1, 2015   No Comments

Dunmore’s New World by James Corbett David

Dunmore's New World
The Earl of Dunmore, aka John Murray doesn't often get a fair hearing when reading histories of the American Revolution. Author James Corbett David does much to rectify that. Read the review »

May 18, 2015   2 Comments

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 review »

May 16, 2015   2 Comments

The Naval Side of British History by Geoffrey Callendar

Naval Side of British History
This book was written in 1924 by a British author named Geoffrey Callendar. It was especially interesting, coming on the heels of several other books read by this reviewer, such as To Rule The Waves, and Cochran, The Real Master and Commander.Read the review »

May 5, 2015   No Comments

The Battle of Hubbardton by Bruce M. Venter

The Battle of Hubbardton
When Burgoyne sent his ambitious subordinate, Brigadier General Simon Fraser after the fleeing American Army. American Major General Arthur St. Clair assigned Seth Warner to guard his retreat, and follow within a day or so behind the main force. This book traces the ebbs and flows in the Battle of Hubbardton and looks critically at previous scholarship of the battle.Read the review »

May 3, 2015   No Comments