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Old 14 April 2012, 16:36
Oldpogue Oldpogue is offline
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Originally Posted by Chaplain View Post
Just finished "Undaunted Courage" (Lewis & Clark), and starting "Crazy Horse & Custer". As usual, a good blend of "big picture" history and first hand accounts for the bird's eye view of the individual. The most stunning comment to me was the reason Napolean gave for selling the "Louisiana Purchase": to make American a permanent enemy with England!
"Undaunted Courage" is a well written, nice piece of history. Highly recommended! One thing I never realized until reading was how malarial some parts of the country were back then.
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