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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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.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 and why did Polish rule over the Ukraine “downwardly deviate” from Lithuanian rule?
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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?
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accepted What is the historical background of the current Ukraine crisis?
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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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accepted Why did the British have so few destroyers going into World War II?
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accepted What was involved in “grounding arms?”
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accepted Why were troops with bayonets often effective against enemy cavalry even though the bayonet was a “secondary” weapon?
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accepted Did the French Revolution help produce French military “elan?”
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accepted Did the Germans lose the U-Boat war in World war II because of a shortage of quality, rather than quantity?
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accepted Has history mistreated Nero?
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accepted Why did Frederick the Great do so much worse against the Russians than against his other enemies in the Seven Years' War?
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accepted Why did the “Ruthenians” break up into “Belarusians” and “Ukrainians?”
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accepted Why have Polish kings been such a “mixed bag?”