All posts tagged "eighteenth century"
Jays, Films, and Georg StellerOctober 28, 2021
O’Brian based Aubrey on a Royal Navy captain of two centuries ago, Thomas Cochrane. Lord Cochrane’s...
Battle for Europe: How the Duke of Marlborough Masterminded the Defeat of France at Blenheim by Charles SpencerOctober 17, 2021
Even the greatest deeds of brave men can be forgotten in the mists of time -...
Theater Review: A Free Man of Color Starring Jeffrey WrightAugust 24, 2020
Given the grandeur of its lofty aspirations, the play inevitably fails on some levels, like the...
Book Review: Washington: A Life by Ron ChernowAugust 16, 2020
Nevertheless, it is a considerable shock to read indictments of Washington in the letters of Patriot...
Book Review: The Fort by Bernard CornwellAugust 15, 2020
Bernard Cornwell, who has written a masterful novel about Agincourt, tackles the American Revolution and its...
Book Review: The Art Detective by Philip MouldJuly 24, 2020
Yet another of his discoveries turns out to be a lost watercolor by one of America’s...
Empire of Liberty A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 by Gordon S. WoodJune 14, 2020
The “Era of Good Feeling” that followed 1815, however, was of short duration. The issue of...
Dilettanti: The Antic and the Antique in Eighteenth-Century England by Bruce RedfordMay 22, 2020
A famous double portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds shows members of the Dilettanti Society sipping away...
Frontiersman: Daniel Boone and the Making of America by Meredith Mason BrownMay 22, 2020
It was brutal stuff. Massacres, scalpings, crops burned, winters with only salted meat to eat –...
The Count of Concord by Nicholas DelbancoMay 18, 2020
Sir Benjamin Thompson, a.k.a. Count Rumford, is probably most familiar to modern ears as the inventor...