What Karl's reading

After three years preparing The Triumph of William McKinley by reading very little but books, letters, articles and newspapers from the Gilded Age, I’m trying to get back into my regular routine, which I’ll chronicle here with an occasional review of what I’ve read.

This interesting volume focuses on the final years of the 15th and the opening years of the 16th century as a troubled Italy is wracked by conflict.

The noted MIT historian had written a deeply informed and tensely packed volume about what happened after “the miracle in Philadelphia” that produced the Constitution. 

Facing an economy in decline, a bleak job market and a runaway deficit that threatens their future, the 2012 election is more consequential for young voters than ever before.

I met Professor Barry Strauss during a visit to Cornell University.  I'd earlier picked up his THE BATTLE OF SALAMIS and enjoyed it, as I also enjoyed meeting this renowned professor of history and the classics. 

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