Category Archives: Military History

Book Review: The Fracture Zone

The Fracture Zone:  A Return To The Balkans, by Simon Winchester Not often does one get a second chance to better understand an area where one had previously visited, although admittedly it happens more often for writers and journalists perhaps … Continue reading

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The American Civil War: A Case Study In The Ambiguity Of Creativity

What is the relationship between war and creativity?  Let’s think about this for a moment.  On the one hand, a great many inventions have resulted from our desire to slaughter each other, and the Civil War is no different.  There … Continue reading

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Book Review: Glory Road

The Army Of The Potomac:  Glory Road, by Bruce Catton This book is the second part of a trilogy (at least) of works relating to the Army of the Potomac, covering the period between the aftermath of Antietam and the … Continue reading

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Book Review: This Hallowed Ground

This Hallowed Ground:  A History Of The Civil War, by Bruce Catton I really wish I would have read more of Catton’s work earlier.  Although I was familiar and fond of his illustrated history of the Civil War as a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mr. Lincoln’s Army

Book Review:  Mr. Lincoln’s Army (The Army Of The Potomac #1), by Bruce Catton While I am familiar with novels and even biographies beginning in media res in order to keep interest up on the part of the reader, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Reflections On The Civil War

Reflections On The Civil War, by Bruce Catton, edited by John Leekley As someone who grew up greatly appreciating Bruce Catton’s historiography on the Civil War, I consider it a shame that he died before I had the chance to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gettysburg: The Final Fury

Gettysburg:  The Final Fury, by Bruce Catton It is easy to see, in reading this book, why Bruce Catton received and was worthy of a Pulitzer Prize for his historical writing.  As a child I first became familiar with the … Continue reading

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On The Problem Of Quiddity

I suppose it would be worthwhile to begin this post with an apology.  It is a rather Nathanish tendency to fill the titles of my posts (to say nothing of their content) with words that are hard to understand and … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: War And World History: Part III

Great Courses:  War And World History:  Part III, taught by Professor Jonathan P. Roth I must admit that it was pleasing to come to my favorite area of military history and to see it done in a thoughtful manner even … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: War And World History: Part II

Great Courses:  War And World History:  Part II, taught by Professor Jonathan P. Roth Admittedly, and pleasingly, I found the author’s war and society much less irritating than I did at first.  When one is listening to lectures about ancient … Continue reading

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