Category: History

Hero and Traitor: Book Review of “Valient Ambition” by N. Philbrick

Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book certainly changed my ideas and understanding of Benedict Arnold. Obviously he was a very complex man who ended up being…

Another Wacky British WWII Genius

A secret Lake in Canada! A secret plan to defeat the U-boat domination of the central Atlantic Ocean gives rise to an amazing story! The documentation, held secret by the British for 35 years after the war reveal and eccentric genius, a half cocked…

The Prince of Serendipity Strikes again for Richard Clow and “Rough Enough”

Talk about a really amazing coincidence today!  Out of the blue comes an email from one of my new followers who just happens to be the Great-Great – Step – Grandson of Richard Headley Clow (1847 – 1926) CW veteran 1864-65) about whom I…

Civil War Book – Still Free? Wow!

 Rough Enough (Nonfiction)       Get it for your Kindle app for any computer – Now! Free! https://amazon.com/author/rickmcbee  (Kindle users will find this book free at this site until June 10). The History and Life of 17 year old Richard H. Clow, as seen through his…

Scoundrels! – Western History – A Must!

A Majority of Scoundrels: An Informal History of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company [A Comstock Edition] by Don Berry My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is an old book (1961). Therefore, don’t go into it expecting it to read like the more upbeat…

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