Category Archives: Military History

North Macedonia And The Benefits Of Squashing Beefs

It may be an unpalatable truth to admit, but the behavior of nations when it comes to diplomacy is not always handled at the most rational and mature manner.  In 1991, the nation of North Macedonia [1] declared its independence … Continue reading

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Book Review: Four Years Till Tomorrow

Four Years Till Tomorrow:  Despair And Hope In Wartime Dutch East Indies, edited by Sheri G. Tromp It is easy to see why this book exists.  That is not to say that everyone who comes across this book will appreciate … Continue reading

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Book Review: World War I: The African Front

World War I:  The African Front:  An Imperial War On The African Continent, by Edward Paice In a way, this book does not quite live up to its title.  To be sure, it is a very good book about World … Continue reading

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Book Review: World War I: Opposing Viewpoints

World War I:  Opposing Viewpoints, edited by William Dudley I must say that I like the Opposing Viewpoints series as a whole, and have often enjoyed its takes on various subjects of personal interest [1], and this book is no … Continue reading

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Book Review: World War I: The Western Front

World War I:  The Western Front, by Nicola Barber It is intriguing to see just how many relatively basic books exist about World War I.  In my experience World War I is not generally well known or well-remembered, and yet … Continue reading

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Book Review: Thailand: A Short History

Thailand:  A Short History, by David K. Wyatt This is a book that would likely be banned in Thailand.  That is not to say that it is a bad book, although admittedly the book is far more sympathetic to left-wing … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Railway Man

The Railway Man:  A POW’s Searing Account Of War, Brutality And Forgiveness, by Eric Lomax Although I did not consciously intend it to happen, this book makes for an interesting selection to read in light of the book I had … Continue reading

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Book Review: Last Man Out

Last Man Out:  Surviving The Burma-Thailand Death Railway:  A Memoir, by H. Robert Charles It is no exaggeration to say that the Japanese have not done a very good job at coming to terms with the horrors they inflicted on … Continue reading

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Book Review: World War I: Why They Fought

World War I:  Why They Fought, by Rebecca Rissman The excellent Civil War historian James McPherson once wrote an entire book on the question of why soldiers fought in the American Civil War [1].  This book does not have the … Continue reading

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Book Review: World War I: A Primary Source History

World War I:  A Primary Source History, by Nicholas Saunders For this book’s target audience and purposes, I think it is a fine enough book at introducing the (presumably young reader) to the primary sources that exist about World War … Continue reading

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