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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


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reviewed Close Would you explain 'development from bourgeois oppression'?
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reviewed Edit What was the official attitude to Cromwell after the Glorious Revolution?
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revised What was the official attitude to Cromwell after the Glorious Revolution?
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reviewed Edit Did the 1962 comedy album about JFK impact the presidency or US prestige abroad?
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revised Did the 1962 comedy album about JFK impact the presidency or US prestige abroad?
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reviewed Leave Open Was Marine Corps B. Gen. Evans Fordyce Carlson — leader of the Carlson Raiders — suspected of being a communist?
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comment How did Farragut know he could get his fleet through the Confederate line of “torpedos” at Mobile Bay?
@Oldcat: OK, changed it to "capture" of New Orleans.
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revised How did Farragut know he could get his fleet through the Confederate line of “torpedos” at Mobile Bay?
Fixed mistake.
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comment How was Hitler able to rearm?
@CGCampbell: It was a breach of the Versailles Treaty. One breach soon led to others.
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answered How did Farragut know he could get his fleet through the Confederate line of “torpedos” at Mobile Bay?
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answered Why would the heads of the Manhattan Project have been imprisoned in the event of its failure?
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comment What does “Brown-Bread Eater” mean when used as an insult?
+1 for "Uptown Girl."