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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


Jul
22
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.
Jul
22
revised How did Farragut know he could get his fleet through the Confederate line of “torpedos” at Mobile Bay?
Fixed mistake.
Jul
22
comment How was Hitler able to rearm?
@CGCampbell: It was a breach of the Versailles Treaty. One breach soon led to others.
Jul
22
answered How did Farragut know he could get his fleet through the Confederate line of “torpedos” at Mobile Bay?
Jul
21
answered Why would the heads of the Manhattan Project have been imprisoned in the event of its failure?
Jul
20
comment What does “Brown-Bread Eater” mean when used as an insult?
+1 for "Uptown Girl."
Jul
17
revised Historical reasons of peaceful co-existence between China and India?
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Jul
17
answered Historical reasons of peaceful co-existence between China and India?
Jul
14
revised Was Marie Antoinette considered a fully legitimate bride for the heir apparent to the French throne in 1770?
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Jul
14
comment Was Marie Antoinette considered a fully legitimate bride for the heir apparent to the French throne in 1770?
@Drux: That book probably doesn't exist, at least until I write it.
Jul
14
answered Was Marie Antoinette considered a fully legitimate bride for the heir apparent to the French throne in 1770?
Jul
14
revised Was the Bosnian Crisis the trigger to WWI and not the assassination?
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Jul
14
answered Was the Bosnian Crisis the trigger to WWI and not the assassination?
Jul
11
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Jul
8
revised Why did Soviet Union economy grow fast in the 1950's-1960's?
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Jul
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Jul
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Jul
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Jul
2
comment Did Churchill and Roosevelt know about the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, or the following secret pacts between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union?
@FelixGoldberg: The Poles were the victims, so others were reluctant to tell them. When one spouse is "running around" on the other, it's not uncommon for all the mutual friends to find out before the wronged spouse.
Jul
1
revised Which nations have armed prisoners and sent them to war?
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