Interesting to note that the term "Anti-Federalist" was not in common use, but that the term "Republicans" was. That was not the only item that resonated with current events, either.
Recommended. Pauline Maier has written several other books on 18
Have You Seen My Country Lately?: America's Wake-Up Call: Jerry "Michael Garibaldi" Doyle. In case you missed it, Babylon 5's Chief of Security is a conservative. This book is his take on where America is going, told in terms of his life and career.
You probably wont have any epiphanies reading it, but it's interesting, and well-written. I like his bit about celebrities needing someone to serve as a "smoke alarm."
How Firm a Foundation (Safehold) (9780765321541): David Weber. This is book 5 in Weber's Safehold series. The books are good reads, and Weber manages to avoid having "Merlin" be too much of a Deus Ex Machina. But they are yet another of Weber's mega-uber-super-novels. The story moves along, but frankly I think that, as thick as the books are, the series could have been over by now.
Weber also experiments with the dilemma I talked about a while ago, to wit, his story takes place on a planet far in the future, and to make it clear, there has been a pronounced (heh) vowel shift which causes names to be spelled--phonetically, I presume--um... oddly. "Zhasper" instead of "Jasper", for instance. This may be a good example of how these things can distract from the story, as you struggle with unfamiliar spellings of names, and wonder if you're pronouncing them correctly in your head...
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