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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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.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 wasn't the American civil war fought between slaves and masters?
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answered Are there any communist leaders without a record of acts we consider as a crime (against humanity)?
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answered Organisation of mercenaries
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answered What exactly is the concept (or main idea) of “The White Man's Burden” in Imperialism?
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answered How/why did Plzeň become the “armourer” for Austria-Hungary?
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answered Were there ever actual organizations of pirates?
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asked Why did the “Ruthenians” break up into “Belarusians” and “Ukrainians?”
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answered How Did Moscow Become the Capital/Most Important City in Russia?
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asked Where, exactly, was the “Sudetenland?”
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asked How/why did Plzeň become the “armourer” for Austria-Hungary?
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answered When did the parole of prisoners of war become unacceptable?
Sep
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answered What factors enabled Europe to conquer almost the whole world?
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asked How good were Confederate resupply capabilities during the Gettysburg campaign?
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answered Why didn't Alexander invade India?
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asked Why did the Union army favor a “western” route to approaching Richmond during the American Civil War
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answered Why did the Germans wait until it was too late to reinstate their unrestricted submarine warfare in WWI?
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answered Why did Japan not withdraw from China as its pacific front was crumbling and the threat of US invasion imminent?
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answered Why was the US unable to win in Korea?
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answered How did Germany produce such an impressive portfolio of officers for WW2?
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asked Why were troops with bayonets often effective against enemy cavalry even though the bayonet was a “secondary” weapon?