Category Archives: Military History

Book Review: The Norman Conquest

The Norman Conquest:  The Battle Of Hastings And The Fall Of Anglo-Saxon England, by Marc Morris This book answers a question that is particularly worthwhile to ponder, and that is how a nation as powerful and wealthy as Anglo-Saxon England … Continue reading

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Book Review: Castles

Castles:  Their History And Evolution In Medieval Britain, by Marc Morris For a long time I have been deeply interested in castles and had the dream of having one of my own. This book does a good job at pointing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Clouds Of Glory: The Life And Legend Of Robert E. Lee

Clouds Of Glory:  The Life And Legend Of Robert E. Lee, by Michael Korda It is interesting that the author had previously written a book about Grant, as Grant and Lee form a natural pair when it comes to examining … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stilwell And The American Experience In China 1911-45

Stilwell And The American Experience In China 1911-45, by Barbara W. Tuchman Admittedly, this book ends somewhat abruptly, but that is because its subject’s life ended somewhat abruptly.  One moment we are reading about Stilwell’s experience at the end of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Guns Of August

The Guns Of August, by Barbara W. Tuchman Given that this book is such a well-recognized classic of the history of the first month of World War I, it is hard to say anything new about it, and so I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Darkest Year

The Darkest Year:  The American Home Front 1941-1942, by William K. Klingaman I must admit that I read this book with a high degree of concern that the author would show a particular bias for leftism that I found in … Continue reading

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Ulysses S. Grant And The Logistical Approach To War

When we look at the course of the Civil War, it is obvious that logistics played a major role in how the war was fought and won or lost by its combatants.  Different aspects of the Civil War demonstrate the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Coming Fury

The Coming Fury (The Centennial History Of The Civil War #1), by Bruce Catton This book is one I read somewhat out of order, it being the third book I read in the series after having read the second and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Never Call Retreat

Never Call Retreat (The Centennial History Of The Civil War #3), by Bruce Catton Even though in general I consider the end of the Civil War to be a best case scenario (which the author agrees with), there is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grant Takes Command

Grant Takes Command, by Bruce Catton The second book in a series of two books about Grant’s leadership, it is a shame that my library system does not have the first book (Grant Moves South), so I read this as … Continue reading

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