Glen Edward Taul

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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.


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.

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

Rush: Revolution, Madness and the Visionary Doctor who Became a Founding Father

Based extensively on Rush's personal papers and writings, Fried's study succeeds in making a dynamic patriot accessible yet falls short in immersing our imagination in Rush's world.

Henry Clay: The Man Who Would Be President

This well-written, interpretative account will be a must-reference for anyone interested in Clay, antebellum politics, and the early republic.

Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800–1906

Cannadine has written a quick-paced, comprehensive account of 19th-century Britain, with recommendations for further reading. For fans of the period and most history collections.

The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President

Based on primary and secondary sources, this is an insightful examination on how theories and ideals are applied and changed by real-life circumstances. [See Prepub Alert, 4/17/17.]

The Unruly City: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution

A fascinating account for readers interested in the history of two North Atlantic super powers of the 18th century. Rapport successfully shows how place and ideas mix to affect profound change.

John Witherspoon's American Revolution: Enlightenment and Religion from the Creation of Britain to the Founding of the United States

This thoroughly researched work is best suited for scholars of Enlightenment history and the American Revolution.

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