Monthly Archives: June 2012

Book Review: The Life of Billy Dixon

Having grown up on the remote ranch lands in the Texas Panhandle, just a stone’s throw from the site of the Battle of Adobe Walls, I grew up hearing from the old timers who knew him, stories of the great … Continue reading

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Book Review: Plains Indian History and Culture

PLAINS INDIAN HISTORY AND CULTURE by John C. Ewers is a collection of essays and articles from the author from 1967 to 1994. Ewers lacks no qualification here. He has served as the first curator of Museum of the Plains … Continue reading

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Book Review: THE SCRATCH OF A PEN: 1763 and the Transformation of North America

As with all books in the “Pivotal Moments in American History” series, this book is exceedingly well written. David Hackett Fischer [Washington’s Crossing] has superbly edited this work and his 3 page editor’s note is itself, worth the price of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Undaunted Courage

Just like the great Lewis and Clark expedition, this book gets off to a slow start, but don’t give up on it. It takes a while to lay the groundwork for this great true adventure in American history. And, being … Continue reading

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Book Review: GHOST SOLDIERS

In the waning days of World War II, with the Japanese looking down the jaws of defeat, Cover via Amazon the value of American and allied POW’s had greatly diminished. The Japanese had gone beyond their usual forte of atrocities inflicted … Continue reading

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Book Review: Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Throughout history, few books have garnered more controversy than Harriet Beecher Stowe’s UNCLE TOM’S CABIN. When he met Mrs. Stowe in 1861, President Lincoln proclaimed, “So you’re the little woman that wrote the book started this great war.” That may be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Major Problems in American Constitutional History

Whether you are an attorney or simply a student of Constitutional Law, this book is perhaps the most valuable resource you could ever add to your library. Professor Huebner has assembled a barrage of land mark cases and their effects … Continue reading

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