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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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.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 is the Spanish-American War not called the Spanish-Cuban-American War?
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answered Why bother attacking castles at all? Why not go around?
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answered Was the Missouri Compromise too arbitrary to stop spreading of slavery to the west and the north?
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answered Why are only the Normandy landings referred to as D-Day?
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answered Did Germany lose World War II when/because “kill ratios” started moving “against” her?
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answered Why Russia didn't embrace Western culture and principles?
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answered Why wasn't Federal Republic of Central America a stable country?
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answered Where did the term “Radical Republican” come from?
Apr
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answered Why did Allied invasion of France occur only in 1944 and not earlier?
Apr
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answered In Civil War Reenactments why do people walk across the battlefield
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answered What was character of Chmielnitski's rise?
Apr
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answered How did cadet branches start?
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answered Could a nobleman's land be enclosed within another noble's land?
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answered Why did France make an alliance with the Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont in the 1850's?
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answered Spain's tributary empire vs. Portugal's seaborne empire
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answered Why did it take so long for humanity to be able to cross the oceans?
Apr
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answered Is the USA a superpower today because of WW2?
Apr
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answered What factors made Austria adhere to “Diplomacy through marriage” doctrine?
Apr
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answered Non-voluntary deferments in WWII?
Mar
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answered How did British queens get power over kings despite a male-dominant society?