Monthly Archives: August 2020

Book Review: International Dimensions Of The Western Sahara Conflict

International Dimensions Of The Western Sahara Conflict, edited by Yahia H. Zoubir and Daniel Volman There is an air of unreality about a great deal of what has been written about the Western Sahara conflict.  During the 80’s and 90’s … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, History, International Relations, Military History | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: War And Refugees: The Western Sahara Conflict

War And Refugees:  The Western Sahara Conflict, edited by Richard Lawless and Laila Monahan This book is not a particularly long one, but it is a good effort in demonstrating the broad level of interest that at least some academics … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, History, International Relations, Military History | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Western Sahara (The Washington Papers)

The Western Sahara (The Washington Papers), by David Lynn Price It’s interesting to read a short book like this that seeks to present a very obviously slanted view of a somewhat neglected and forgotten corner of the world.  To be … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, History, International Relations | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Travel Planning In The Time Of Coronavirus

Let me assure you that as a seasoned globetrotter that 2020 has presented some of the strangest situations as far as travel that I have yet to experience personally in seeking to make plans.  There is a passage in James … Continue reading

Posted in Musings | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Proof: How The World Became Geometrical

Proof:  How The World Became Geometrical, by Amir Alexander There is something deeply ironic in this book.  The irony exists on several levels.  Some of the book’s ironies are intentional, such as the way the author spends most of his … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, History | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Experiencing Geometry

Experiencing Geometry In Euclidian, Spherical, And Hyperbolic Spaces, by David W. Henderson The increasing popularity of flat earth thinking in certain circles has led me to ponder about the deficiency of my own education in geometry in spherical spaces, and … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Barron’s Painless Geometry

Barron’s Painless Geometry, by Lynette Long I have to admit that this book disappointed me a little bit.  It is not that the book is bad.  It is indeed a modestly enjoyable book that I would have liked a lot … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment

A Thin Line Between Friends And Snakes

Recently I read a story about a church that promised a sort of tithe of reparations for some sort of imaginary wrongs as a way of appealing to the woke, perhaps as an attempt to evangelize to them.  Politics has … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Biblical History, Christianity, Church of God, History, Musings | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Vicksburg: Grant’s Campaign That Broke The Confederacy

Vicksburg:  Grant’s Campaign That Broke The Confederacy, by Donald L. Miller For whatever reason, there are a lot of books that have been written about the Vicksburg campaign and many of them are broadly similar, which suggests that a market … Continue reading

Posted in American Civil War, American History, Book Reviews, History, Military History | Tagged | Leave a comment

Book Review: Vicksburg 1863

Vicksburg 1863, by Winston Groom It is strange to think that the author of Forrest Gump as being a Civil War historian, but that is the case.  This is in many ways a mixed bag.  The author has a strong … Continue reading

Posted in American Civil War, American History, Book Reviews, History, Military History | Tagged | Leave a comment