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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


Feb
18
comment Why did Italy abandon its alliance with Germany in WW1 and join the Allied side?
@astabada: Italy and Germany were allied after a fashion in 1870, but basically against Austria. Italy and France had also been allied earlier against Austria. When wars broke out between Germany and France, Italy was "on the fence"--until 1915.
Feb
17
comment General Sherman's March to the Sea
I have tried to make the question more objective by asking what historians thought, and nominate it for re-opening in its current form.
Feb
17
revised General Sherman's March to the Sea
Made question objective by asking what historians thought.
Feb
14
answered How did Charles V come to control part of Spain?
Feb
11
revised Why was there no concerted effort to end the Barbary pirate raids until the 1800's?
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Feb
11
answered Why was there no concerted effort to end the Barbary pirate raids until the 1800's?
Feb
8
comment What was the custom/consensus regarding irregular combatants 19th century?
I have reworded the question to ask for its (19th century) CONTEXT, and wonder if it can be re-opened in its current form.
Feb
8
revised What was the custom/consensus regarding irregular combatants 19th century?
Tried to put question in context.
Feb
7
reviewed Reopen What were the effects of US foreign policy in the South East Asian region in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s on states with capitalist economies?
Feb
7
reviewed Close Convoy and retreat and attack
Feb
7
reviewed Close What factors contributed to the rise of national monarchies in the high middle ages?
Feb
7
reviewed Leave Open Did Ben Franklin actually make any tofu?
Feb
4
comment Why was Iceland not a part of the Danish-Swedish deal in Kiel in 1814?
@LennartRegebro:OK, took about the part about bargained hard.
Feb
4
revised Why was Iceland not a part of the Danish-Swedish deal in Kiel in 1814?
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Feb
2
reviewed No Action Needed How did the Scottish lowlands get their Gaelic name?
Feb
2
reviewed Leave Open What is the history of Cartography?
Feb
2
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
1
reviewed Leave Closed UK Tories vs Whigs in the 19th century: broad political classification?
Feb
1
reviewed No Action Needed The decline of Buddhism in India around the 12th century
Feb
1
reviewed Leave Open Where in Basel was the first Zionist Congress held in 1897?