Category Archives: Military History

Lopping And Cropping

Sometimes, less is more.  The famous novelist Jane Austen [1] was known to be somewhat coy about her writing methods, crafting among the most witty novels to be written in the English language, novels known for their fantastic sense of … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Haskins Society Journal 27

Haskins Society Journal 27:  Studies In Medieval History, edited by Laura L. Gathagan and William North This is the sort of book I like to read from the De Re Militari where there are likely to be two very different … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Hospitalier Piety And Crusader Propaganda

Hospitaller Piety And Crusader Propaganda:  Guillaume Caoursin’s Description Of The Ottoman Siege Of Rhodes, 1480, by Theresa M. Vann and Donald J. Kagay For a long while I have seen this book available from the De Re Militari to read … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Container Principle

The Container Principle:  How A Box Changes The Way We Think, by Alexander Klose On the face of it, this book should have been an obvious one for me to appreciate.  After all, few people have had a life that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ninety Percent Of Everything

Ninety Percent Of Everything:  Inside Shipping, The Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes On Your Back, Gas In Your Car, And Food On Your Plate, by Rose George This book is not an overall discussion of shipping and logistics [1], but … Continue reading

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Just Say No To Appeasement?

It just so happens that after finishing an unexpected and impromptu lesson for Sabbath School on the death of David since neither of the other teachers for our age cohort were at services yesterday and I had gotten no notice … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The California Gold Rush And The Coming Of The Civil War

The California Gold Rush And The Coming Of The Civil War, by Leonard L. Richards, read by Jeff Riggenbach The role of the West Coast in the course of the Civil War and its outbreak has often been forgotten, but … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: With Lee In Virginia

With Lee In Virginia, by G.A. Henty Some time ago a friend of mine gave this audiobook as a feast present, and a few other people got other volumes.  This particular volume is an audio theater reader with a talented … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: A More Civil War

A More Civil War:  How The Union Waged A Just War, by D.H. Dilbeck Now, I must candidly admit that I have not reviewed as many books for the Michigan War Studies Review as I have for other military journals … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rommel As Military Commander

Rommel As Military Commander, by Ronald Lewin Clearly, this is a book written for someone like me.  Before I properly review this book, I feel it necessary to point out that I am the exact audience of a book like … Continue reading

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