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Patrick Robert Chovanec is an American chief strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management, and an adjunct professor at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.
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President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab
Steve Inskeep - May 19, 2015
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Jacksonland is the thrilling narrative history of two men—President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee chief John Ross—who led their respective nations at a crossroads of American history. Five decades after the Revolutionary War, the United States approached a constitutional crisis. At its center stood two former military comrades locked in a struggle th...
Patrick Chovanec
Jul 14, 2020
@tjb61 His other book, about Andrew Jackson and the Cherokees, is really good as well.     source
Imperfect Union
How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War
Steve Inskeep - Jan 14, 2020
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Steve Inskeep tells the riveting story of John and Jessie Frémont, the husband and wife team who in the 1800s were instrumental in the westward expansion of the United States, and thus became America's first great political coupleIn 1813, John Frémont was born a nobody. His mother conceived him out of wedlock, and at age 13, in Charleston, South Ca...
Patrick Chovanec
Jul 14, 2020
@tjb61 You might enjoy this book, about someone who was once incredibly famous and might have become President, but who now even history books barely mention.     source
Forgotten Land
Max Egremont - Nov 13, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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Until the end of World War II, East Prussia was the German empire's farthest eastern redoubt, a thriving and beautiful land on the southeastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Now it lives only in history and in myth. Since 1945, the territory has been divided between Poland and Russia, stretching from the border between Russia and Lithuania in the east a...
Patrick Chovanec
Jul 11, 2020
@jalvxv It's a good book, and I read it before my driving tour through northern Poland. The line I remember most was "where the trees whisper in German".     source
The Scientist and the Spy
A True Story of China, the FBI, and Industrial Espionage
Mara Hvistendahl - Feb 04, 2020
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A riveting true story of industrial espionage in which a Chinese-born scientist is pursued by the U.S. government for trying to steal trade secrets, by a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction.In September 2011, sheriff's deputies in Iowa encountered three ethnic Chinese men near a field where a farmer was growing corn seed under contract wi...
Patrick Chovanec
Jul 07, 2020
A very good book which I recently finished and highly recommend.     source
The Martian
Andy Weir - Oct 28, 2014 (first published in 2012)
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Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm forces his crew to evacuate the planet while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded on Mars's surface, with no way to signal Earth that he's alive. And even if he could get word out, h...
Patrick Chovanec
Jul 19, 2019
@acgleva The book was great.     source