Professor Buzzkill

About Professor Buzzkill

Professor Buzzkill sometimes goes by the alias Joseph Coohill, a historian of modern Britain and Ireland. In addition to his Oxford doctorate, Coohill has an MA in history from the University of Melbourne (where he was a big fan of Essendon Aussie Rules Football Club) and a BA from Humboldt State University in California (where he was the only non-stoner). He is the author of Ideas of the Liberal Party and Ireland: a Short History (4 editions), as well as many articles and internet pieces on history.

April 2019

American Gunfight: The Plot to Kill President Truman–and the Shoot-out That Stopped It

By | April 16th, 2019|Bookshelf|

American Gunfight: The Plot to Kill President Truman--and the Shoot-out That Stopped It - Stephen Hunter and John Bainbridge, Jr Fast-paced, definitive, and breathtakingly suspenseful account of an extraordinary historical event -- the attempted assassination [...]

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Quote or No Quote: “The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword”

By | April 9th, 2019|Myths|

Ah, I’m a Romantic at heart. And, apart from seeing the sunlight glinting through Lady Buzzkill’s golden tresses, the thing I like best in this world is hearing from you, dear listeners. And I’ve certainly [...]

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March 2019