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PoliticalFamilyTree.com -- About Dr. Timothy J. Botti

Dr. Botti is founder and director of CLP Research. He has a Ph.D. in history from The Ohio State University and an M.B.A. in finance/marketing from the Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University. Among his publications are Ace in the Hole: Why the United States Did Not Use Nuclear Weapons in the Cold War, 1945-1965 (Greenwood Press, 1996) and now available Envy of the World, A History of the U.S. Economy and Big Business (Algora Publishing, 2006).

Speaking about his approach to scholarship, Dr. Botti says, “When preparing to write, I conduct as thorough research as possible. I use inductive, rather than deductive, reasoning to avoid the mistake of making premature conclusions that exclude the discovery of vital information. Although my approach is somewhat time-consuming and demanding, the results are sounder. I also put considerable effort into creating genealogies, charts, graphs, and other illustrations to highlight and confirm my findings.”

Preparing genealogies, charts, graphs, and other illustrations for his books is how Dr. Botti got the idea for PoliticalFamilyTree.com. The materials appearing on this web site took years to accumulate. The archive of PoliticalFamilyTree.com actually holds many times the number of genealogies, maps, etc. now on-line. More will be uploaded in an orderly fashion over time.