Category Archives: Military History

Book Review: Israel: I Looked Over Jordan

Israel:  I Looked Over Jordan, by Lee Anderson This is an odd book, but not a bad book.  If I learned little from this book, and founds its organization and structure to be more than a little bit haphazard and … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets:  The Warrior Kings And Queens Who Made England, by Dan Jones, read by Clive Chafer It should come as little surprise that as a confirmed Anglophile that I would enjoy reading and writing a fair bit about the … Continue reading

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Salvaging The Past

[Note:  The post below is my prepared text for a speech given to the LSI veterans of WWII on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Portland, Oregon.] Having met some of you earlier today, I feel it is necessary to begin … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Forty-Seven Days

Forty-Seven Days:  How Pershing’s Warriors Came Of Age To Defeat The German Army In World War I, by Mitchell Yockelson This is the fourth of the books on World War I [1], and it is pretty plain to see that … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Thunder And Flames

Thunder And Flames:  Americans In The Crucible Of Combat, 1917-1918 by Edward G. Lengel This is the third World War I book I received as part of an epic book review project [1].  So far there has been an overall … Continue reading

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A Stab In The Guts: A Logistics Story

They said it was a stab in the back, but it was more like a stab in the guts.  In early 1918, the German Imperial Army, fresh off its victory on the Eastern front and its able support of its … Continue reading

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Game Review: Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol

Although I do not get the chance to review many games, from time to time I play a game and figure it is worthy of at least some commentary [1].  Some months ago I downloaded a set of games as … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Pershing’s Crusaders

Pershing’s Crusaders:  The American Soldier In World War I, by Richard S. Faulkner So this book is one of four books that I am reading and reviewing for an epic multi-book review on World War I history [1].  And speaking … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Doughboys On The Great War

Doughboys On The Great War:  How American Soldiers Viewed Their Military Experience, by Edward A. Gutierrez A couple of months ago or so I volunteered to review books for another military history journal that was edited by an acquaintance of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Myth Of The Lost Cause

The Myth Of The Lost Cause:  Why The South Fought The Civil War And Why The North Won, by Edward H. Bonekemper III I have long wanted to read this book and have had it on my list of books … Continue reading

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