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

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… Continue Reading “Another Wacky British WWII Genius”

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

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… Continue Reading “Civil War Book – Still Free? Wow!”

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… Continue Reading “Scoundrels! – Western History – A Must!”

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