Book Review: The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President by Noah Feldman

The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President by Noah Feldman My rating: 5 of 5 starsI didn't realize when I bought Noah Feldman's The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President what a timely read it would be. It isn't as much a biography of Madison as much as it is an … Continue reading Book Review: The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President by Noah Feldman

Book Review: Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas by John Buchanan

Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas by John Buchanan My rating: 4 of 5 stars I decided to read Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas by John Buchanan as preparation for a vacation trip to visit the Ninety Six, Musgrove Mill, Kings Mountain, and Cowpens battlefields in … Continue reading Book Review: Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas by John Buchanan

Book Review: Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World by Brad S. Gregory

Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World by Brad S. Gregory My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was looking for something a bit different to read when I came across Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to … Continue reading Book Review: Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World by Brad S. Gregory

Book Review: Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 by Gordon S. Wood

Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 by Gordon S. Wood My rating: 5 of 5 stars A few books ago, I read The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 by Robert Middlekauff; I enjoyed it so much that I decided to continue reading the other books in the Oxford History of … Continue reading Book Review: Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 by Gordon S. Wood

Book Review: A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East by David Fromkin

A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East by David Fromkin My rating: 5 of 5 stars   "The Middle East became what it is today both because the European powers undertook to re-shape it and because Britain and France failed to ensure … Continue reading Book Review: A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East by David Fromkin

Book Review: Charles XII and the Collapse of the Swedish Empire 1682-1719 by Robert Nisbet Bain

Charles XII and the Collapse of the Swedish Empire 1682-1719 by Robert Nisbet Bain My rating: 2 of 5 stars I became very interested in Charles XII, Sweden, and the Great Northern War while reading Robert Massie's biography of Peter the Great. A search for books on the subject yielded Charles XII and the Collapse … Continue reading Book Review: Charles XII and the Collapse of the Swedish Empire 1682-1719 by Robert Nisbet Bain

Book Review: Peter the Great: His Life and World by Robert K. Massie

Peter the Great: His Life and World by Robert K. Massie My rating: 5 of 5 stars I bought Peter the Great: His Life and World by Robert K. Massie at the same time I bought his biography of Catherine the Great, Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Catherine the … Continue reading Book Review: Peter the Great: His Life and World by Robert K. Massie

Book Review: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder

 "It is thus a primary American tradition to consider history when our political order seems imperiled. If we worry today that the American experiment is threatened by tyranny, we can follow the example of the Founding Fathers and contemplate the history of other democracies and republics. The good news is that we can draw upon … Continue reading Book Review: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder

Book Review: Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie My rating: 5 of 5 stars Admittedly, I don't know much about Russian History, so I'm not in a position to judge Robert K. Massie's Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman on accuracy, but I read and thoroughly enjoyed his books on the … Continue reading Book Review: Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie

Book Review: Line in the Sand: The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948 by James Barr

A Line in the Sand: The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948 by James Barr My rating: 5 of 5 stars James Barr's A Line in the Sand: The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948 is great book for those who are interested in how we came to where we are today in … Continue reading Book Review: Line in the Sand: The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948 by James Barr