Tag Archives: J. Samuel Walker

Wednesday’s Book Review: “The Road to Madness: How the 1973-1974 Season Transformed College Basketball”


The Road to Madness: How the 1973-1974 Season Transformed College Basketball. By J. Samuel Walker and Randy Roberts. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. If you are even a moderate college basketball fan you cannot go wrong by … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb


A couple of years ago I published on this blog the following discussion of the decision to use the atomic bomb at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. On the seventieth anniversary of this defining event in human history I am calling … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: J. Samuel Walker’s ACC Basketball: The Story of Rivalries, Traditions, and Scandals of the Fist Two Decades of the Atlantic Coast Conference


ACC Basketball: The Story of Rivalries, Traditions, and Scandals of the First Two Decades of the Atlantic Coast Conference. By J. Samuel Walker. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011. As a transplanted Midwesterner growing up in South Carolina … Continue reading

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