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August 18, 2009


Steve Earp

The more one reads about Josiah Wedgwood, English master potter of the Industrial revolution, the more interesting he becomes. His self promotion, inventiveness, support for British transportation improvement, membership in the Lunar Society, and anti labor efforts would make for a wonderful cross between "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "Matewan."


I've been looking forward to the movie about the Essex ever since I read The Heart of the Sea. Still waiting.


The Battle of Vienna in 1683, marking the high water mark of the last great Muslim campaign against the West.

Larry H Cebula

Stephen Burroughs! His Narrative of the Notorious Stephen Burroughs is a rollicking con-man's-eye-view of the Early Republic.

Sheri Fenley

Excellent suggestions. I expecially agree with your choices of the Harry Truman Roadtrip and Cheng I Sao.

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