Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Loneliness of Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great and the Loneliness of Power, by Ernst Badian, paints a picture of Alexander the Great that focuses not on his military...

Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol and the Freemasons

Dan Brown's novel "The Lost Symbol" sends Robert Langdon on a quest to uncover the secrets of the Masons. The society of Freemasons has...

Xing Lu: Rhetoric in Ancient China, Fifth to Third Century B.C.

“Orientalism”, a paradigm described by Edward Said, has traditionally portrayed Eastern “people, ideas, and traditions” as lacking logic, rejecting argument, and neglecting to develop...

Philip Curtin: The Image of Africa

During the late 18th and 19th centuries, an African image developed in Europe based on the reports of explorers and the biases of the...

Hear the Lonesome Whistle Blow Book Review

Dee Brown takes the reader back to the beginning of the railroad when the Iron Horse was in direct competition with the canals, such...

Reeva Spector Simon – Iraq Between the Two World Wars

Reeva Simon's 2004 book, "Iraq Between the Two World Wars," shows how Nazi Germany gained influence in Iraq and helped cultivate a militarist society. Reeva...

Book Review: Banned in Boston, by Neil Miller

As American society began to undergo radical changes in the late 1800s, stalwarts of the old order joined in a crusade against immorality...

Henry Knox: Visionary General: Mark Puls Highlights Forgotten Hero of the American Revolution

Called the definitive biography, the first Secretary of War is restored to American consciousness as if being led to a few gold bars from...

Deterioration of the Soul

An opinion of what slavery can do to a person using information from "The Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass." The slave owner, as...

Larry Gara’s Liberty Line, a Critical Assessment

Larry Gara's Liberty Line, published in 1961, is unquestionably the most influential book on the Underground Railroad of the last 50 years. Liberty Line, Its...