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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Born on a Mountaintop”


Born on a Mountaintop: On the Road with Davy Crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild Frontier. By Bob Thompson. New York: Crown Trade Group, 2012. The literary world has not been the same since Tony Horwitz published Confederates in … Continue reading

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American Exceptionalism, Myth, and the Siege of the Alamo


No more mythic a story exists in the history of North America than the siege of the Alamo during the 1836 Texas war for independence. Virtually all Americans, unless they have been living under a rock their entire lives, have … Continue reading

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Notes on An Important Book: “Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live In Now”


Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live In Now. By David Sirota. New York: Ballantine Books, 2011. In many respects Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live In Now is … Continue reading

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