Author Depicts American Revolution as Clash of Personalities

Bunker-hill-Philbrick-review-2-24-2020By Dave Dentel

Can an event as violent and fraught with emotional turmoil as the American Revolution ever be examined in a way that does justice to both sides?

Nathaniel Philbrick certainly strives for this ambitious goal in Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution—the first book in his trilogy on the American War for Independence.

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Book Chronicles How Early Navy Embodied Constitution’s Defense of Common Rights

By Dave Dentel

In the campaign to ratify the U.S. Constitution, one argument advanced by proponents of the document is that it would create a stronger federal government better equipped to defend the nascent republic from foreign belligerents.

The prescience of this thesis is borne out in Ian W. Toll’s book, Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Foundation of the U.S. Navy.

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Muslim Leaders: Want Your People to Please God? Try a Little Mercy.

Dear Muslim Leaders:

You may not have noticed it, but recent news items out of several Islamic countries recounting efforts to enforce religious laws have been horrifying.

In Iran, several young men and women were jailed for making a video of themselves dancing together. In Sudan, a wife and mother has been sentenced to die for being a Christian. And in Pakistan, yet another young wife and expectant mother was stoned to death allegedly for the sake of her family’s honor.

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