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Rise and Fight Again by Spencer C. Tucker

Rise and Fight Again Rise and Fight Again
The Life of Nathaniel Greene
By Spencer C. Tucker

This short biography of Nathaniel Greene is packed with insight and erudition. It is the third in an excellent series published by ISI that this reviewer has …

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The Great Good Thing by Andrew Klavan

Sardonic and hilarious conservative novelist, screenwriter, columnist, and commentator Andrew Klavan has written an autobiographical account of his intellectual life. The Great Good Thing covers only those aspects of Klavan’s life that relate to his metamorphosis from an anti-intellectual, secular Jew, to an intellectual Christian obsessed with knowing the “why” of things. His was an intellectual conversion as much as a spiritual one.

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The Swamp Fox by John Oller

John Oller, author of, American Queen The Rise and fall of Kate Chase Sprague (reviewed here), has written a new biography of The Swamp Fox. Some of the most interesting parts of the book are the exchanges Oller references between Nathaniel Greene and the Swamp Fox, Francis Marion. In fact, in places the book felt like it was as much about Nathaniel Greene as about Marion.

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First Entrepreneur by Edward G. Lengel

Edward Lengel portrays a side of Washington that is frequently referenced in other books, but not explored to degree of the First Entrepreneur.

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A Draught of Sewage

In the most recent Claremont Review of Books I stumbled upon reference to the following adage from Schopenhauer’s Law of Entropy.

If you put a spoonful of wine in a barrel full of sewage, you get sewage. If you put

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Making Gay Okay by Robert Reilly

Making Gay Okay is a sobering philosophical analysis of the movement to destroy the concept of rational morality. It is a highly thoughtful examination of the conflicting views on what it is to be a human being and the consequences of abandoning the concept of morality as a derivative of reason.

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