Category Archives: Military History

Book Review: The French & Indian War: Deciding The Fate Of North America

The French & Indian War:  Deciding The Fate Of North America, by Walter R. Borneman I must say that as someone who reads a fair amount about the French & Indian War that there was not a great deal of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The War That Made America

The War That Made America:  A Short History Of The French And Indian War, by Fred Anderson This is the sort of short history of the French and Indian War that makes for compelling reading and plenty of material to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Battles Of The French & Indian War

Battles Of The French & Indian War, by Diane Smolinski I was disappointed in this book, even with fairly low expectations and a generous standard for treating it.  There are some things that this book does very well, and that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Templars

The Templars:  The Rise And Spectacular Fall Of God’s Holy Warriors, by Dan Jones As someone who has read several of the author’s books, I was pleased that he explored one of the more striking aspects of history that occurs … Continue reading

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Deus Vult

Not too long ago I decided that it would be a good idea for me to increase my knowledge of the Templars, a knightly organization which achieved a great deal of popularity during the Crusades and then was suddenly crushed … Continue reading

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Sometimes Quantity Is Its Own Quality

From time to time I find myself somewhat amazed on social media at the amount of people who want to be connected to me.  There are some people (I may be considered among them) who are friend collectors who like … Continue reading

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Book Review: Great Strategic Rivalries

Great Strategic Rivalries From The Classical World To The Cold War, edited by James Lacey As someone who greatly enjoys the study of strategy, there was a great deal that I found enjoyable in these essays.  This is by no … Continue reading

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Book Review: Masters Of Command

Masters Of Command:  Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership, by Barry Strauss As someone who likes reading about classical military history [1], this book is something that is pretty obviously something that would interest me.  And given the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Spartacus War

The Spartacus War, by Barry Strauss It is unclear exactly what led the author to write this book as a classicist who bemoans the lack of good sources and firm knowledge and has to resort to all kinds of speculations … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Death Of Caesar

The Death Of Caesar, by Barry Strauss I must admit that I like historical true crimes literature, and this book certainly falls under that category.  As the author is a noted classical scholar and a relatively prolific writer, it is … Continue reading

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