Glen Edward Taul

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George Washington’s Final Battle: The Epic Struggle To Build a Capital City and a Nation

Aside from the idealization of Washington and some prominent historians, this is an informative narrative of the contested founding of the nation’s capital for both general readers and academics.

Fourteenth Colony: The Forgotten Story of the Gulf South During America’s Revolutionary Era

An excellent, well-researched introduction to a long-forgotten British colony of America’s Revolutionary era; for general readers.
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First and Always: A New Portrait of George Washington

For general readers interested in Washington as an individual, Henriques’s efforts should be lauded. Despite presenting his subject as flawed, one who succeeded in gaining fame across the ages in spite of them, the author’s high admiration of Washington is palpable. His analysis and narrative style, however, fall short of Joseph Ellis’s Founding Brothers.
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They Knew They Were Pilgrims: Plymouth Colony and the Contest for American Liberty

This history of the Pilgrim’s story will be accessible to general readers and scholars alike. Using underutilized primary sources, Turner weaves a fresh history of the Plymouth Colony with an expanded cast of characters.
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Franklin & Washington: The Founding Partnership

A well-written account for readers interested in two key figures of the American Revolution. Based on primary and secondary sources, this well-researched work tells the story of a significant relationship of the era.
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The Puritans: A Transatlantic History

An excellent study for specialists of religious and political history of 16th- and 17th-century England, Scotland, and America. However, general readers might find this less rewarding, in part owing to the dense writing style that unfortunately lacks a smooth narrative flow.

Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America

A well-researched, well-told story that also contributes to the debate about reparations. Recommended for both academic and general readers.

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The Story of Britain: A History of the Great Ages; From the Romans to the Present

Strong succeeds in making British history a page-turner for general readers in this excellent introduction to the grand sweep of British history. The incisive language and short chapters allow readers to be absorbed in the story at their own leisure.
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William Penn: A Life

Well crafted and thoroughly researched, the writing style here is more academic than narrative. Yet, for anyone desiring comprehensive knowledge of Penn's life, this is the book to read.—Glen Edward Taul, formerly with Campbellsville Univ., KY
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