G.T. Dempsey

G.T. Dempsey is a Research Associate in the history of Late Antiquity at the University of California at Davis and, as a retired American career diplomat, he is also a commentator on American foreign policy.
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License to Travel: A Cultural History of the Passport | Geography Book Review

G.T. Dempsey

More anecdotal than history, License to Travel is both an engaging and instructive book.

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Geography is Destiny: Britain and the World | Book Review

G.T. Dempsey

Ian Morris provides a most-useful survey history of Britain from geologic time to the present centered around three maps. 

A section of a 1-4th century map showing the area now known as Great Britain. The ocean is a dark green color and the land is a light grey with dark writing.

Medieval Peutinger Map | Book Review

G.T. Dempsey

The Peutinger Map (Tabula Peutingeriana) is a unique medieval replica of a Roman route map from the late fourth to early fifth centuries.

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Book Review | The Cartographers

G.T. Dempsey

The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd is a suspense novel with a cartographic twist.

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Review | Hella Town: Oakland’s History of Development and Disruption

G.T. Dempsey

'Hella Town: Oakland’s History of Development and Disruption' by Mitchell Schwarzer is a superb example of urban history.

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