Thanks for the tip, but if you have comparable suggestions that will help understand what the Two Pricklies, Turkey and the Russian Federation, are doing, the need is urgent.
It is much harder to find readable histories that provide a solid foundation for understanding the histories of either former great land empire. I am one of those who firmly believe history really does shape the future. It seems as if the post-colonial/post-Cold War era is in store for a massive Do-Over with the EU and the US as navel-gazing bystanders.
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In 1812 the United States of America entered the Napoleonic Wars, on the side of Napoleon!
Better on the side of Napoleon than the English who drove us to it constantly impressing American seamen into their misguided war on the Continent!
thanks oh so very much! you are awesome!