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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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.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 Why did France make an alliance with the Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont in the 1850's?
Apr
11
answered Spain's tributary empire vs. Portugal's seaborne empire
Apr
11
answered Why did it take so long for humanity to be able to cross the oceans?
Apr
11
answered Is the USA a superpower today because of WW2?
Apr
9
answered What factors made Austria adhere to “Diplomacy through marriage” doctrine?
Apr
9
answered Non-voluntary deferments in WWII?
Mar
31
answered How did British queens get power over kings despite a male-dominant society?
Mar
3
answered How did the human capacity to manipulate the physical and social world change in Europe between 1400 to 1700?
Mar
2
answered What name is taken if a man marries into a noble house?
Feb
20
answered What caused the turning point in Hundred Years' War?
Feb
20
asked What is the historical background of the current Ukraine crisis?
Feb
14
answered How did Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor come to control part of Spain?
Feb
11
answered Why was there no concerted effort to end the Barbary pirate raids until the 1800's?
Jan
15
answered Why did the Union army favor a “western” route to approaching Richmond during the American Civil War
Jan
14
asked Why did Charles V divide his holdings as he did?
Jan
12
asked What were the advantages and disadvantages of Mongolian cavalry (compared to European cavalry)?
Jan
10
asked How much food value is a horse to a cavalryman?
Jan
8
answered Who were the traders involved in the triangular slave trade?
Jan
7
asked Who uses a pre-“Gregorian” calendar and why?
Jan
3
answered Did the commonwealth surrender prematurely at Crete?