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The End Of Tsarist Russia (Review)

I noticed The End of Tsarist Russia: The March to World War I & Revolution during the lead up to the December holiday season.  Despite the timing, I knew this was a must read book.  The urge to bring it … Continue reading

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Suleiman the Magnificent

In Asia Minor, he was called Kānūnī Sultān Suleimān-i evvel or Suleiman the lawgiver. He was born in the opening year of Islam’s tenth century, AH 900, or by western reckoning, on November 6, 1494. By the time he had reached 13 years … Continue reading

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Wilhelm Tell

Mythological tales of lone heroes defying a cruel tyrant can be found in many cultures.  As young children, most of us likely heard or read a condensed version of Friedrich von Schiller’s play “Wilhelm Tell” or William Tell’s Apple Shot. … Continue reading

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