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My specialties are 17th through 19th Century history, especially in the Americas and Europe. I also have a fair knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman History, and some knowledge of Medieval European history. My expertise is focuses on Military and political history, but I`ll take a crack at anything.

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I have been a guest lecturer at George Washington University. Mostly, I have just read hundreds of books about world history.



J.D. Univ. of Michigan B.A. George Washington University

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Truman Scholar

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2016-08-04 query.:

Hi Sam,    Gold and silver have been valuable commodities throughout history because they have always been relatively rare and hard to obtain. For the same reason, precious stones have also generally been

2016-07-24 Question about a Chinese prince:

Hello,    The location of the tomb of Qin Shi Huang has always been well known, but has never been disturbed in the more than 2000 years since his entombment.  So we just don't know what we would find

2016-05-01 Great Sphinx at Giza.:

Hello,    The Great Sphinx is one of the older monuments in Egypt, thought to be created during the old Kingdom more than 4500 years ago.  There is some indication that it was created during the 4th dynasty

2016-02-26 Fall of the Roman Empire:

I think the people who mostly benefited from the fall of Rome were the people who had been fighting the Romans.  For most people living under the protection of Rome and benefiting from the advancements

2016-02-25 Fall of the Roman Empire:

The Empire had meant centuries of relatively unified control of most of Europe, as well as parts of Asia and Northern Africa.  It created a stable society that led to the development of science, the arts


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