Category Archives: Military History

Today In History: On October 28, 1940, The Greeks Told Mussolini Ochi

Note:  I have to give credit for today’s entry to a friend of mine (and loyal reader) who suggested this idea to me along with an article from Trip Savvy by Detraci Regula that gave some information about Ochi Day. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Artillery Of The Warsaw Pact

Artillery Of The Warsaw Pact, by Russell Phillips [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As yet another volume in the author’s extensive collection of books about the militaries … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Origins And Ideologies Of The American Revolution: Part Three

Great Courses:  Origins and Ideologies Of The American Revolution:  Part Three, taught by Peter Mancall Perhaps surprisingly, a course that talks about the origins and ideologies of the American Revolution spends little time talking about the revolution itself [1].  It … Continue reading

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Book Review: Medieval Siege & Siegecraft

Medieval Siege & Siegecraft, by Geoffrey Hindley As someone who is deeply interested in fortifications and siege warfare [1], it is little surprise that I would find a book about medieval sieges to be interesting and worthwhile.  And so it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Castles: Their Construction And History

Castles:  Their Construction And History, by Sidney Toy When I was a child, I developed a strong interest in castles, likely through the literature I read and loved.  Surprisingly, though I read a great deal about medieval military history and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Battlefield: Decisive Conflicts In History

Battlefield:  Decisive Conflicts In History, by Richard Holmes It is hard to decide whether to praise this book for its ambition or to fault the book for its execution.  Perhaps it is best to do a little bit of both.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ripples Of Battle

Ripples Of Battle:  How Wars Of The Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think, by Victor Davis Hanson This book has a deeply poignant feel to it that makes it a very worthwhile book … Continue reading

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Book Review:Wars Of The Ancient Greeks

Wars Of The Ancient Greeks, by Victor Davis Hanson In this book we find out something quite intriguing–how the author pays to keep his farm in operation and at the same time lament the passing of the yeoman farmers of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Western Way Of War

The Western Way Of War:  Infantry Battle In Classical Greece, by Victor Davis Hanson Overall, this is a fine scholarly monograph on military history that demonstrates Hanson’s skill in writing about the hoplite experience and how it was viewed in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Father Of Us All

The Father Of Us All:  War And History – Ancient and Modern, by Victor Davis Hanson It is one of the most notable and strange aspects of my reading of the author’s works that I have liked him least when … Continue reading

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