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Presidents and The Pastime: A Book Review

Curt Smith is a journalist with a quirky but engaging writing style. He is a major league expert in baseball history. He also knows presidential history. He was on staff with both Bush Presidents.  All of this is very good. … Continue reading

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The Unexpected President: Chester Alan Arthur…..Life and Times: A Book Review

There are very few things that Chester Alan Arthur is “famous” for. One, is his mutton chop whiskers; the other is his statement that “I may be President of the United States, but my private life is my own business.” … Continue reading

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The Carnival Campaign: A Book Review

A professional writer who chooses to write about history (as opposed to a professional historian who chooses to write) probably knows intuitively that picking the right subject is half the battle. Author Ronald G. Shafer, a long-time Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

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BARBRA STREISAND: On the Couch: A Book Review

In the introductory remarks, author Alma Bond noted that of the twenty-some books she has written during her long career, Barbra Streisand: On the Couch is her favorite. This is easy to understand. Dr. Bond, psychoanalyst with scores of years’ … Continue reading

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BACK OVER THERE: A Book Review

One hundred years ago, after futilely preaching neutrality for three years, President Woodrow Wilson, exhausted of options, finally entered “the war to end all wars” so the world could be made safe for democracy. Two million young American fellows left … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson: Revolutionary: A Book Review

After two hundred and fifty years of mining the elusive Mr. Jefferson, one wonders what more could possibly be left to dissect… Thomas Jefferson: Revolutionary is a complex dissection, albeit not for wimps or the casual reader of history. It … Continue reading

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Lincoln and the Jews: A Book Review

The Book. Lincoln and the Jews, by Jonathan D. Sarna and Benjamin Shapell, is an important book on many levels. First, it is a beautiful book, and very very classy. The illustrations, while not rivaling Michelangelo, are copies of historical … Continue reading

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