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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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.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 How did Germany produce such an impressive portfolio of officers for WW2?
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answered How close was the Soviet Union to collapsing during WW2?
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answered Why and how were east Brandenburg, Pomerania and Silesia taken away from Germany after WW2?
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answered Why did American public opinion move away from isolationism in 1940-41?
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answered Who invented psychological pricing?
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answered Did it matter that the Red Army clung on to Stalingrad's west bank in 1942?
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answered Why did Peter the Great crown Catherine I as Empress?
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