Tag: Reconstruction

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Twenty-five years ago, I published a massive tome, 1,200 pages in length, titled Republics Ancient and Modern: Classical Republicanism and the American Revolution. It sold out within 13 months. It was picked up by the History Book Club, then reprinted in 1994 in three paperback volumes; and it is still in print and was recently released on Kindle.

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I just finished Richard Brokhiser’s new book about Abraham Lincoln, Founder’s Son. I loved it. It hit the sweet spot of entertaining and informative. Can anyone recommend a book about the Reconstruction Era? Nothing too dense, please. Something in the style of Brookhiser, Gordon S. Wood, or Stephen Ambrose. More

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An abundance of WWII documentaries in recent decades have left many feeling like we’ve seen and heard it all. Admittedly, it’s a huge subject with incalculable perspectives and considerations. I could only guess until recently why the Army had my grandfather stationed in India, an area completely overlooked by both high school history professors and […]

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