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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


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answered Has scholarship shown that persecuted religious minorities have tended to be financially successful?
Apr
8
asked Was there more than one way for anti-aircraft fire to shoot down a dive bomber in World War II
Apr
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asked Could the Confederates have done better at Gettysburg if they had put cavalry in front of, rather than behind, Pickett's charge?
Apr
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answered Did emperor Kangxi indirectly contribute to China's massive population and subsequent problem?
Apr
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asked Are there any “general” historical theories about all the “cultural revolutions” in the mid-1960s?
Apr
6
answered Have there been any notable people that have claimed that classism and not racism is the current cause of racial inequality?
Apr
6
answered At the Battle of Zama, was the Roman army more “native” than the Carthaginian?
Apr
5
answered Was the American Civil War the first to include multiple multi-day battles?
Apr
5
asked What are the modern roles of “brigadier” generals and commodores?
Apr
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asked Were some Yugoslav “nationalities” more pro-Axis/Allied than others during World War II
Apr
4
answered What were General Johnston's options during the Atlanta campaign?
Apr
4
answered What was the origin of the roles of “lieutenant” officers?
Apr
3
asked What were the German “general” ranks in World War II?
Apr
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answered Did any of the US States ever attempt to secede, aside from American Civil War times?
Apr
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asked What was the origin of the roles of “lieutenant” officers?
Mar
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asked What were General Johnston's options during the Atlanta campaign?
Mar
30
asked Were China's problems in the past two centuries due to “missing out” on the industrial age?
Mar
28
answered How far should I go back in Russian History in order to understand Communist Russia?
Mar
27
answered Why did the USSR give Crimea to Ukraine?
Mar
27
answered Why did Russia give up its claims to the Oregon Country?