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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


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comment How historically accurate are the Assassin's Creed games?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a game, and not about historical facts (except as they may be "incidental" to the game).
Oct
22
revised Dictators who came back through elections?
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Oct
21
answered Dictators who came back through elections?
Oct
21
revised Why did the Dutch, French & British acquire minor colonies in South America?
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Oct
21
revised What kind of heavy horses did the Manchu use?
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Oct
21
revised How did a nomadic minority group the Manchus come to rule over China?
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Oct
21
revised Are the Xibe people the same as the Manchu?
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Oct
21
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Oct
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Oct
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Oct
21
revised What are Kublai Khan's contributions to culture?
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Oct
21
revised How did the conquering Mongols and Manchus of China end up becoming part of China?
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Oct
20
comment Who is this person on the picture?
Good for you for doing the (tough) ID. An explanation of the historical significance would make it even better.
Oct
20
revised What forces/incentives drove the Mongols to conquer a much larger land territory than they could comfortably settle or rule?
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Oct
20
revised What were the factors that caused the world to move away from the Gold Standard in the 20th century?
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Oct
20
answered What were the factors that caused the world to move away from the Gold Standard in the 20th century?
Oct
18
revised Inquiry into the nature and roots of the temporal power of the Roman Catholic Pope:
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Oct
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revised Inquiry into the nature and roots of the temporal power of the Roman Catholic Pope:
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Oct
18
answered How did the Catholic Pope manage to become more powerful than Kings in old Europe?