Category Archives: Review

Book review: Jack Greene’s “Confronting Colonialism and Evaluating Empire”

It’s been a while since my last post on this blog, but I’ve been busy with some other projects that should see the light of day over the course of 2014. One thing that I can reveal is my latest … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Star Trek Into Darkness”

Warning: This post contains massive spoilers from the beginning. When did actors become too talented for their movie roles? That question started to bother me soon after watching the latest Star Trek film, “Star Trek Into Darkness”. It wasn’t that … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Founders and Finance”

It’s not easy writing an unfavorable review, especially when the author is no longer able to defend himself. My review of Thomas K. McCraw’s The Founders and Finance: How Hamilton, Gallatin, and Other Immigrants Forged a New Economy is up at … Continue reading

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TV Review: Game of Thrones Season 2, Episode 2 – “The Night Lands”

Last week’s season premiere of Game of Thrones was mostly reintroduction of key characters and concepts from season one, so I’ve held off on a review until this week’s episode. The premiere episode didn’t have a ton of “historical” material, … Continue reading

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TV Review: Game of Thrones, Season 1

Starting next week, I will be doing weekly reviews of the second season of the HBO series Game of Thrones. The show is based on George R.R. Martin’s written epic series A Song of Ice and Fire, which is not … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jefferson, Time, and History

No major blog post this week, as I am working to finish a chapter of my thesis by this weekend. But, for those who enjoy reading about Thomas Jefferson and/or the Enlightenment, my review of Hannah Spahn’s Thomas Jefferson, Time, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Was Robin Williams the Villain of Dead Poets Society?

Before you say anything, yes, I am aware that Dead Poets Society came out over twenty years ago, and yes, I am aware that it stars Robert Sean Leonard, who does not appear to have aged a day as Dr. … Continue reading

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