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By Paul E. Johnson

A quarter-century after its first booklet, A Shopkeeper's Millennium continues to be a landmark work--brilliant either as a brand new interpretation of the intimate connections between politics, economic climate, and faith through the moment nice Awakening, and as a stunning portrait of a speedily starting to be frontier urban. The spiritual revival that remodeled the United States within the 1820s, making it the main militantly Protestant kingdom in the world and spawning reform events devoted to temperance and to the abolition of slavery, had an extremely robust impression in Rochester, ny. Paul E. Johnson explores the explanations for the revival's superb good fortune there, suggesting very important hyperlinks among its ethical accounting and the city's new business global. In a brand new preface, he reassesses his facts and his conclusions during this significant paintings.

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The mere and deceptive fact that military affairs encompass such sciences as engineering and ballistics does not alter the fact that, at their moment of execution, military plans depend above all on the relative ability of opposing commanders to manage themselves, their officers, and their men, as well as to anticipate the thoughts of their counterparts and the mood and condition of enemy troops—all of which has little to do with any set of quantifiable laws. Why, then, do we speak of “military science” at all?

Too late Britain learned the lessons that would save the rest of its empire. What if illness, both physical and mental, had not curtailed Pitt’s influence and ability to lead in the crucial years after the war’s end? Lexington and Concord did not have to be an inevitable confrontation. Individuals do matter—and more specifically, individual decisions. The presence (or the absence) of a single leading actor in history can make all the difference. “If the most publicly beloved political figure of his age,” Carr asks, “and the only man who could hold the power of the reactionaries, the 17 W H AT I F S ?

The presence (or the absence) of a single leading actor in history can make all the difference. “If the most publicly beloved political figure of his age,” Carr asks, “and the only man who could hold the power of the reactionaries, the 17 W H AT I F S ? ” CALEB CARR may be best known for his novels, The Alienist, Killing Time, and The Angel of Darkness. But he has also written three books of history, America Invulnerable (with James Chace), The Devil Soldier, and The Lessons of Terror. 18 t h a s b e c o m e c o m m o n p l ac e to refer to the contemporary United States as a “global hegemon”; what is less generally recognized is that America is the first nation in history that can truly lay claim to such a title.

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