Daily Archives: May 30, 2019

Vive La Difference

Earlier today I was browsing through the e-mails in my inbox when I read a humorous editorial by someone who wanted to make it plain that it was no great thing to concede to Israel the right to exist.  Generally … Continue reading

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Book Review: Engineering Victory

Engineering Victory:  How Technology Won The Civil War, by Thomas F. Army Jr. As is often the case in books like this, I think that the author is overselling his point a little bit, but only slightly.  In stark contrast … Continue reading

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Book Review: Technology And The Civil War

Technology And The Civil War, by Shane Mountjoy It is hard to know whether to judge a book like this harshly for passing along several mistaken views (such as the claim that the Union fought a “total war” instead of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mr. Lincoln’s High-Tech War

Mr. Lincoln’s High-Tech War:  How The North Used The Telegraph, Railroads, Surveillance Balloons, Ironclads, High-Powered Weapons, And More To Win The Civil War, by Thomas B. Allen & Roger MacBride Allen I would have had more reasonable expectations going into … Continue reading

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