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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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.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 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?
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answered How did the Dutch East India Company (VOC) have so much revenue when they only control small part of Indonesia?
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answered How did Castro gain control over the Cuban military and police?
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answered How big was the Golden Horde?
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answered How were mounted infantry (like dragoons) used in battle?
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asked Why did Frederick the Great do so much worse against the Russians than against his other enemies in the Seven Years' War?
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asked How and why did Polish rule over the Ukraine “downwardly deviate” from Lithuanian rule?
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asked Why did modern “Romania” remain the most “Roman” part of the Balkans?
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answered What was the significance of the Mississipi River on the Civil War and Westward Expansion?