Stories By Peter Bridges
Abraham Lincoln: A Life by Michael BurlingameJune 12, 2020
Never perhaps has there been such a masterful account of the man’s failures—and successes—in this country’s...
Journalism’s Roving Eye: A History of American Foreign Reporting by John Maxwell HamiltonJune 9, 2020
Not all of the foreign correspondents for American papers were themselves American. Karl Marx contributed almost...
Dear President-Elect Obama, We Need Trains, Too!May 25, 2020
President-elect Obama said in his radio address on Saturday, January 10, that “We’ll put nearly 400,000...
Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief by James M. McPhersonMay 24, 2020
Lincoln came to the Presidency without any real military experience. He had been an Illinois militia...
Engaging, Not Confronting, RussiaMay 19, 2020
The West would exacerbate rather than ease this problem if it brought Georgia into NATO. Nor...
A Boy’s View of a World WarMay 18, 2020
The three Libby’s men were the first American businessmen to receive Allied permits to travel to...
Notes from Italy: A Homer of the DolomitesMay 13, 2020
Some say that the story of the Kingdom of Fanes is an epic that goes back...
Worries of a Liberal ConservativeMay 11, 2020
My friend objects that “Islamofascists” will never change their ways. Sure, there are deadly and dangerous...
Notes From Italy: Villains, Romance, and ViewsMay 10, 2020
Filettino was not always a happy place, in history or in fiction. In the time of...
Notes from Italy: Getting into the MountainsMay 8, 2020
I did not know that Neanderthals once lived hereabouts; that farmers first settled here six thousand...
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