Empire of Liberty: Political Bargaining

Excerpt from Michelle Orrego’s “Jeffersonian Democracy”, Chile State University Publishing, 2018 “You always had the people and now have the government on your side, so that the prospect is as favorable as could be wished. At the same time it must be admitted you have much trouble and difficulty to encounter.” ~ James Monroe   … More Empire of Liberty: Political Bargaining

Empire of Liberty: The Louisiana Bargain

Excerpt from Christopher Littleton’s “Bonaparte”, Random House Publishing, 2012.  The surrender of Field Marshal Michael von Melas’ army and negotiated end of the siege of Mantua secured northern Italy for France from the exhausted Austrians. On June 28, the siege formally ended and the Austrians limped back east. Napoléon met Léonard Mathurin Duphot on July … More Empire of Liberty: The Louisiana Bargain

The 10,000th Blog Post You’ll Read About A Caribbean Honeymoon

As I mentioned in my previous post, Alisha and I have had just a little bit of a busy year. Since about January we’ve been in school/work/wedding mode and are still working our way out of it even though we’ve been back in OKC for three weeks. We’ve done a lot of traveling but not in … More The 10,000th Blog Post You’ll Read About A Caribbean Honeymoon