Category Archives: History

Opening Day at the Museum of the Bible

What a birthday present!  Way back in August my wife reserved 2 tickets for opening day on November 18, 2017 to the Museum of the Bible (MOTB) in Washington DC.  Two and only two tickets, which of course means the … Continue reading

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The Demon in Democracy (Book Review)

A lot of people have been talking.  People with life experience.  People with years of study and teaching in the academy.  People who have lived in other countries, cultures, and political climates.  People from different economic and governmental ideologies.  People … Continue reading

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The Book of Kells (Book Review)

Last summer my family visited Ireland.  We stayed in two castles, ate a lot of great food, soaked of the local culture, and did some typical touristy things.  On our last day in Dublin we had tickets to see the … Continue reading

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A Patriot’s History of the Modern World: Volume 2 (Book Review)

Published in 2013, A Patriot’s History of the Modern World: Volume 2 (PHMW2) is the continuation of a story begun in 1898.  Volume 1 (reviewed here) narrated the story of the world from a conservative American perspective from the turn … Continue reading

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A Patriot’s History of the Modern World: Volume 1 (Book Review)

My interest in history is bookended by a couple of academic experiences—one negative and the other positive.  Actually I am mostly a private reading enthusiast as the number of post-high school history courses I’ve taken for credit can be counted … Continue reading

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Billy Graham (Book Review)

When a person lives the kind of life that elicits multiple published biographies, sometimes only one of them ends up widely read.  And when such a person lives to be over 90 years old, sometimes that a person fades in … Continue reading

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Unbroken (Book Review)

I don’t recall when I first heard that Laura Hillenbrand’s biography of Louie Zamperini, Olympic track athlete, World War 2 bombardier, and POW was a big hit.  But I put Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and … Continue reading

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