King Alfonso VI of Leon’ and Castille

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     Alfonso the Brave or the Valiant was the King of Leon’ and Castille from 1065 to 1109.  He also became King of Galicia in 1072.    Alfonso was born around June 1040, when he was christened.  Alfonso was originally King of Leon, while his brothers were Kings of Castille and Galicia   Alfonso violated this division and encroached on Galicia.  The brothers then began

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Leadership Lessons from General Grant

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     Horace Porter was General Ulysess S. Grant’s aide-de-camp during the final years of the Civil War and his personal secretary during Grant’s White House years.  In 1897, Porter wrote about his experience with Grant during the Civil War in a book titled Campaigning with Grant.  The book  has proven to be fairly accurate considering it was written 30

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From Prince Mikhail of Chernigov to Stalin

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     This book covers Russian History from Medieval Times and the invasion of the Mongols up to the Soviet Era in the early 1990s.  It also includes three essays about the early films of the Soviet film director, Sergei Eisenstein.  These films, Strike (1925), Battleship Potemkin (1925) and October (1928), were all propaganda films for the Soviet Union.      The paperback can be purchased

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