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A look at “The New Geography of Jobs” by Enrico Moretti

The New Geography of Jobs by Enrico Moretti My rating: 5 of 5 stars The “New Geography of Jobs” by Enrico Moretti is a book well worth reading despite the fact that it is a few years old. Moretti tackles … Continue reading

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Review of “The Gatekeepers-How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency”

The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency by Chris Whipple My rating: 5 of 5 stars Author Chris Whipple has done a terrific job of examining the modern history of the Chief of Staff to … Continue reading

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A Review of John Dean’s “The Nixon Defense”

The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It by John W. Dean My rating: 5 of 5 stars This John Dean book should be very interesting to those that remain fascinated by Watergate, or Richard Nixon. I … Continue reading

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Review of “The Death of Expertise” by Tom Nichols

The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters by Tom Nichols My rating: 4 of 5 stars I very much enjoyed “The Death of Expertise” by Tom Nichols. (Is that enjoyment a case of “confirmation … Continue reading

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Review of “Present at the Creation” by Dean Acheson

Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department by Dean Acheson My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Dean Acheson memoir, published in 1969, has a title that is actually very appropriate. Acheson was a State Department official … Continue reading

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Review of “Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad” by William Craig

Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad by William Craig My rating: 4 of 5 stars Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union, began one of the bloodiest campaigns in military history. This book covers the Battle … Continue reading

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Review of “Hitler: Ascent 1889-1939”

Hitler: Ascent 1889-1939 by Volker Ullrich My rating: 5 of 5 stars Another book on Hitler? Why take the time, especially since I have read Kernshaw, Shirer, and lots of other writing on the subject. Volker Ullrich has put out … Continue reading

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