Category Archives: Military History

Book Review: Andrew Jackson And His Indian Wars

Andrew Jackson And His Indian Wars, by Robert V. Remini At the beginning of this book, the author states that he doesn’t want to write another book about Andrew Jackson.  I can certainly sympathize with his issue, for this is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Andrew Jackson: A Biogrpahy

Andrew Jackson:  A Biography (Great Generals Series), by Robert V. Remini The late historian Robert Remini did a good job at writing about the history of the early American republic and in particular the career of Andrew Jackson [1], and … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Thomas Jefferson And The Tripoli Pirates

Thomas Jefferson And The Tripoli Pirates:  The Forgotten War That Changed American History, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger As someone who is familiar with the author’s writing and very interested in piracy [1], this audiobook was definitely of interest … Continue reading

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Book Review: Patriot Pirates

Patriot Pirates:  The Privateer War For Freedom And Fortune In The American Revolution, by Robert H. Patton This book is a surprisingly poignant one for a variety of reasons.  Although the United States has long dealt with civilian involvement in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Andrew Jackson And The Miracle Of New Orleans

Andrew Jackson And The Miracle Of New Orleans:  The Battle That Shaped America’s Destiny, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger This is the third book I have encountered from the author (the third of which I am almost finished listening … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Battle Of New Orleans

The Battle Of New Orleans:  Andrew Jackson And America’s First Military Victory, by Robert V. Remini By and large I found this to be a deeply thoughtful and detailed and enjoyable read in the genre of military history of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gunfire At Gettysburg

Gunfine At Gettysburg (Chose Your Own Adventure #151), by Doug Wilhelm Once upon a time I was very fond of reading choose your own adventure novels [1], although I do not remember ever reading this one.  I requested this book … Continue reading

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Age Of Secession: Biafra

For most of my readers, the name Biafra will have no significance whatsoever.  Once upon a time, though, I thought to write a thesis on military and diplomatic history that examined four quadrants of military and diplomatic effectiveness for separatist … Continue reading

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Book Review: On The Natural History Of Destruction

On The Natural History Of Destruction, by W.G. Sebald Having never read any of Sebald’s prose writing before, I did not know what to expect when reading this book on the writing about the destruction of Germany from an insider … Continue reading

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Der Untergang (After W.G. Sebald)

i. “You ask me why I chose exile over death?  That is an easy question to answer.  After all, a live chicken is better than a dead lion.  Germany will be ruined by Hitler, there is no doubt about it.  … Continue reading

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