Monthly Archives: March 2011

Book Notes: The “Great Migration”; Gore Vidal’s “Lincoln”

Nicholas Lemann, The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America(1991) Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration (2010)      A while ago, I posted a review of two works … Continue reading

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Paying the Cost to be the Boss, with apologies to B.B. King (Growing Up With Vietnam, IV)

         [This concluding segment of the lecture was the part that, unfortunately in my view, I found I needed to update  virtually every year, in order to fit more recent adventures in American foreign policy into the context created by the autobiographical portion … Continue reading

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