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.

May 2019

The Literary Churchill: Author, Reader, Actor

By | May 21st, 2019|Bookshelf|

The Literary Churchill: Author, Reader, Actor - Jonathan Rose This strikingly original book introduces a Winston Churchill we have not known before. Award-winning author Jonathan Rose explores in tandem Churchill’s careers as statesman and author, [...]

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Quote or No Quote: “Liberal When You’re 25, Conservative When You’re 35”

By | May 21st, 2019|Myths|

Winston Churchill “If you're not a liberal when you're 25, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative by the time you're 35, you have no brain.” Quote or No Quote? Well, well, well. [...]

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All I Have to Do Is Dream: The Boudleaux and Felice Bryant Story

By | May 7th, 2019|Bookshelf|

All I Have to Do Is Dream: The Boudleaux and Felice Bryant Story - Lee Wilson Nashville's first professional songwriters, Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, wrote a long string of 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s country and [...]

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April 2019

Ideas of the Liberal Party: Perceptions, Agendas and Liberal Politics in the House of Commons, 1832-1852

By | April 30th, 2019|Bookshelf|

Ideas of the Liberal Party: Perceptions, Agendas and Liberal Politics in the House of Commons, 1832-1852 - Joseph Coohill Ideas of the Liberal Party: Perceptions, Agendas, and Liberal Politics in the House of Commons, 1832-1852 [...]

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Soldiers of Empire: Indian and British Armies in World War II

By | April 22nd, 2019|Bookshelf|

Soldiers of Empire: Indian and British Armies in World War II - Tarak Barkaw Re-imagining the study of armed forces and society, Barkawi examines the imperial and multinational armies that fought in Asia in the [...]

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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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