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April 2008 – Melinda S. Zook

Melinda S. Zook 1. Where, when, and why did you become interested in British history? MZ: Initially, I guess I have to say I came to British history through Shakespeare (well, who doesn’t).  He was my first true love.  But the course of that love did not run smoothly.  I wandered away for a while: studied Goethe and […]

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Captain Professor

Review by Robert Whitaker, University of Texas at Austin Captain Professor: A Life in War and Peace,Michael Howard, (New York: Continuum, 2006), 232 pages Reading the memoirs of someone you admire can be an uncomfortable experience. You approach the book with a set of lofty assumptions that you hope will be substantiated. Too often, however, […]

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