Category Archives: Military History

Book Review: The Battle For The Falklands

The Battle For The Falklands, by Max Hastings and Simon Jenkins If this book is the most thorough book I have ever read on the Falklands war and on the lack of decisiveness regarding how it was fought and how … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empire Of Horses

Empire Of Horses: The First Nomadic Civilization And The Making Of China, by John Man There has long been a fascinating connection between the various nomadic realms of the steppes to the north and west of China and China itself, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Twilight Of The Gods

Twilight Of The Gods: War In The Western Pacific, 1944-1945,by In W. Toll This is the sort of book where I wish that the author had put the time and effort to name his chapters with the material covered. It … Continue reading

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Book Review: Retribution

Retribution: The Battle For Japan, 1944-45, by Max Hastings How much you appreciate this book will depend in large part upon the extent to which you appreciate the author’s editorializing as he talks about the last year or so of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Killing The Rising Sun

Killing The Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan, by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard If you are familiar with this series already [1], you know how this one works. We have a popular history and not a … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Jacksonland

Jacksonland:  President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, And A Great American Land Grab, by Steve Inskeep, read by the author There is a lot that is both moving and rather futile about this book.  The author has a clear … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empire Of Guns

Empire Of Guns: The Violent Making Of The Industrial Revolution, by Priya Satia This is a book that does not quite succeed at what it sets out to do. The author adopts a somewhat Marxist approach to the industrial revolution … Continue reading

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Book Review: Engineers Of Victory

Engineers Of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned The Tide In The Second World War, by Paul Kennedy This book is not only a history of World War II of a sort, but it is also the sort of book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pacific Air

Pacific Air: How Fearless Flyboys, Peerless Aircraft, And Fast Flattops Conquered The Skies In The War With Japan, by David Sears As far as World War II books go, this is a gripping one that seems tailor-made for a film … Continue reading

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Book Review: Building For War

Building For War: The Epic Saga Of The Civilian Contractors And Marines Of Wake Island In World War II, by Bonita Gilbert This book reads in many ways like a Greek tragedy. The reader likely comes into a work like … Continue reading

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