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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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.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 Changing troops in first line during battle
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answered Was the 18th century Russian peasant braver; or simply more afraid of Cossacks?
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asked What, exactly, was the role of Bertrand du Guesclin in the Hundred Years' War?
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answered Les Misérables historical setting
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answered Why did Alexander the Great succeed in overthrowing the Persian Empire?
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answered Did Hitler have an end goal during the “appeasement” phase, or was he just picking a fight?
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answered Have fashionable hair lengths ever been reversed from their current styles?
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answered Why did Germany take so long to consolidate into a single nation?
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asked What led to American air superiority over the Axis in World War II
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asked Why did the British have so few destroyers going into World War II?
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answered How were the modern countries in South America formed?
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answered Why did Germany not colonise much?
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answered Did the civil wars of 17th century England facilitate an independent spirit in the American colonies?
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answered What impact did the Seven Years War have on the American Revolution?
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answered How did Greece avoid the Soviet sphere of influence?
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asked Was Casablanca a “safe” place for the Allies to hold a global conference in January, 1943?
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asked Did the French Revolution help produce French military “elan?”
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answered Did Andrew Jackson kill Dickinson fairly according to the customs of duels at the time?
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answered What were French actions against Germany during September 1939?