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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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2017-03-10 French Wars against Mexico/ Canadian History:

 Here is a good book on the history of the mounties:    Here is a good book covering the Gold Rush:

2017-03-07 French Wars against Mexico/ Canadian History:

For French involvement in Mexico, I recommend Maximilian and Carlota: Europe's Last Empire in Mexico by M. M. McAllen.

2016-12-05 Preserving history:

Hello,    Typically, important historical figures have published their papers.  These often provide us with original source documents about events.    For example, I am working on some projects related

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


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