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American Rebels: The Education of Hancock and Adams

by Nina Sankovitch In the following excerpt from American Rebels, Nina Sankovitch discusses the education of John Hancock and John Adams from childhood schoolhouses and tutors to Harvard.

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Posted in Early Modern History, Military History

It Wasn’t All About Taxes: Royal Tampering With the Colonial Courts and the American Rebellion

by Nina Sankovitch Taxes, duties, and the stationing of troops to enforce payment of both were all causes of the American rebellion against the British. But not the only causes.

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Posted in Early Modern History, Military History

The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria: “A Living Testament to the Importance of Beauty in the Everyday World”

By Greg King and Penny Wilson In The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria, Greg King and Penny Wilson offer a fresh look at the legendary liner and her tragic fate. Andrea Doria represented the romance of travel, the possibility of new

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

The Age of Illusions: Al, Fred, and Homer’s America

by Andrew J. Bacevich In The Age of Illusions, Andrew J. Bacevich presents a thought-provoking and penetrating account of the post-Cold war follies and delusions that culminated in the age of Donald Trump. Read on for an excerpt.

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

Featured Excerpt: The Great Rift

By James Mann The following is an excerpt from The Great Rift by James Mann, a sweeping history of the intertwined careers of Dick Cheney and Colin Powell, whose rivalry and conflicting views of U.S. national security color our political

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

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