Category Archives: Military History

Book Review: Guam 1941 & 1944

Guam 1941 & 1944: Loss And Reconquest, by Gordon L Rottman One would not normally think of Guam as one of the most obvious military strongpoints of the world, but it has indeed proven to be so in the 20th … Continue reading

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Book Review: Civil War Command & Strategy

Civil War Command & Strategy: The Process Of Victory And Defeat, by Archer Jones This book is an interesting one, and it has an interesting approach in that it looks at the campaigns of the Civil War with an eye … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Politics Of Command

The Politics Of Command: Factions And Ideas In Confederate Strategy, by Thomas Lawrence Connolly and Archer Jones There are a few people at least who will read this book and miss what I think is the worth and enjoyment of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Retreat To Victory?

Retreat To Victory?: Confederate Strategy Reconsidered, by Robert G. Tanner Would a Fabian strategy have served the Confederacy well? This is a question that is commonly asked by students of the Civil War as the size of the Confederacy and … Continue reading

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Book Review: History Of The Sioux War And Massacres Of 1862 And 1863

History Of The Sioux War And Massacres Of 1862 And 1863, by Isaac Heard Around the time of the Sioux Wars there was at least some demand for books that brought news of the conflict to far-off corners of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Outpost In The North Atlantic: Marines In The Defense Of Iceland

Outpost In The North Atlantic: Marines In The Defense Of Iceland, by James A. Donovan This book is essentially the other side of the story to a post I wrote earlier about the long-term sense of embarrassment that Iceland suffered … Continue reading

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Winners At A Losing Game

One of the more momentous wars in the 19th century was fought mostly in the Crimean Peninsula in the southern portion of Ukraine. Since time immemorial this constricted space has proven to be the location of ferocious conflict, and it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Crimean War

The Crimean War, by Deborah Bachrach This book is a discussion of one of the more obscure major wars of the last couple hundred years in the Crimean War. There are a few elements of this war that are of … Continue reading

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Book Review: 1863 Civil War Diary

1863: 1863 Civil War Diary: James M. Hart, 7th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, edited and compiled by Jerry M. Easley In many ways, this book is somewhat disappointing. It is unfortunately all too common for a book like this one to … Continue reading

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Book Review: A History Of The Hellenistic World

A History Of The Hellenistic World, 323-30 BC, by R. Malcolm Errington One of the more lamentable aspects of reading a history like this is knowing that while the historian responsible for this work is surely competent at what he … Continue reading

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