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Book of January 26, 2010
In 1776 Southerners said slavery was a regrettable and probably temporary necessity; by 1859 they said it was the foundation of their society and their liberty.
Book of January 25, 2010
Graves never had any scruples about making things up, but he didn’t need to do all that much, here: the last years of the Roman Republic and first of the Empire were some of the least boring in history.
January 22, 2010
Painstaking reconstruction of De Soto's journey through what is now the southeastern US, and the many vanished cultures and peoples he encountered.
Book of January 20, 2010
Indispensable insights into the life of New York -- and America as a whole -- in the first half of the 20th century.
Book of January 3, 2010
A history of the Medieval Warm period, from c. 800 to 1200 CE, emphasizing that the greatest danger from global warming is drought.
Book of December 30, 2009
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, by Charles Mann.
Book of December 27, 2009
Before there was tvtropes.org (though not, of course, before tropes), Boswell wondered if Doorstop Babies were common in myth and legend because they are like quicksand or like divorce.
Book of December 20, 2009
I would have said that France is one of the countries least in need of discovery, but Graham Robb shows me how very, very wrong I was.
Book of December 14, 2009
My children learned more world history from Gonick’s series than I knew until after college. In a just world, it would be the basis of every high school history curriculum.
Book of December 10, 2009
Sea battles, land battles, seiges, heroism, infamy, galley slaves, brutal victories and glorious defeats.