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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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.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 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 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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answered What was the significance of the Mississipi River on the Civil War and Westward Expansion?
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answered What was the social status of a man who failed the civil service exams in Imperial China ( 1200 - 1800 AD )?
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answered Why did Soviet Union economy grow fast in the 1950's-1960's?
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answered Why, in the US, is Japanese brutality ignored compared with the Nazi brutality in WW2?
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answered What forces/incentives drove the Mongols to conquer a much larger land territory than they could comfortably settle or rule?