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Reactions to Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water by Marc Reisner

25-Aug-14

Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water by Marc Reisner My rating: 5 of 5 stars Marc Reisner’s Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water was originally published in 1986, and though its 1993 update is showing signs of age, the book remains an eye-opening survey of water distribution policy in […]

Reactions to “Theodore Roosevelt and the Assassin: Madness, Vengeance, and the Campaign of 1912” by Gerard Helferich

29-Dec-13

Theodore Roosevelt and the Assassin: Madness, Vengeance, and the Campaign of 1912 by Gerard Helferich My rating: 4 of 5 stars Highly readable narrative of the epic 1912 Presidential campaign, largely through the eyes of Theodore Roosevelt’s stalker – and of course climaxing with the famous assassination attempt. It’s one of the great stories – […]

Reactions to “Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era” by James M. McPherson

19-Nov-13

Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era by James M. McPherson My rating: 5 of 5 stars This classic tour de force needs no further support from me. Superb, sympathetic, readable (and yes, long) – must be the best single volume history of the Civil War. View all my Goodreads reviews here