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I took a double major in Economics and History in college in the 1970s. My "sweet spot" probably lies at the intersection of those two subjects. For instance, "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes" was really an "economic" admonition--to conserve ammunition.

I am the published author of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


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accepted How much firepower did the British navy represent in 1940?
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accepted How close did Germany come to interdicting Soviet oil shipments from the Caucasus in 1942?
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accepted Did the Torch operation help doom the Germans at Stalingrad?
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accepted What were General Johnston's options during the Atlanta campaign?
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accepted Did Hannibal start the Second Punic War prematurely?
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accepted Were there many “co-headed” commands where the senior member was younger than the junior?
Aug
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accepted Why did email use develop in tandem with the internet, rather than other technologies?
Aug
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accepted What led to American air superiority over the Axis in World War II
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accepted What family or other connection bound Chiang Kaishek and Cai Yuanpei, two ideological opposites?
Apr
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accepted How and why did Polish rule over the Ukraine “downwardly deviate” from Lithuanian rule?
Apr
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accepted How were the Bulgarians regarded by the Nazis during World War II?
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accepted Why did Charles V divide his holdings as he did?
Feb
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accepted What is the historical background of the current Ukraine crisis?
Jan
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accepted Who uses a pre-“Gregorian” calendar and why?
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accepted Why did the Union army favor a “western” route to approaching Richmond during the American Civil War
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accepted Could the Confederates have done better at Gettysburg if they had put cavalry in front of, rather than behind, Pickett's charge?
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accepted Are there any “general” historical theories about all the “cultural revolutions” in the mid-1960s?
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accepted Could the anti-Napoleonic forces have done better by uniting earlier before Waterloo?
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accepted What, exactly, was the role of Bertrand du Guesclin in the Hundred Years' War?
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21
accepted Why did the British have so few destroyers going into World War II?