Category Archives: Military History

Non-Book Review: The Principality Of Antioch And Its Frontiers In The Twelfth Century

The Principality Of Antioch And Its Frontiers In The Twelfth Century, by Andrew D. Buck One of my favorite parts of being a prolific book reviewer for the De Re Militari is being able to read books on a variety … Continue reading

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Book Review: Death In The Baltic

Death In The Baltic:  The World War II Sinking Of The Wilhelm Gustloff, by Cathryn J. Prince As someone who reads and writes at least my fair share of literature about naval disasters [1], this book was definitely something that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Out Of The Depths

Out Of The Depths:  An Unforgettable World War II Story Of Survival, Courage, And The Sinking Of The USS Indianapolis, by Edgar Harrell, USMC with David Harrell This is a powerful story, a tale full of faith and divine providence, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Amphibians Are Coming!

The Amphibians Are Coming!:  Emergence of the ‘Gator Navy and its Revolutionary Landing Craft, by William L. McGee Most of the time, if you saw a book that had the title “The Amphibians Are Coming!” your thoughts would be somewhat … Continue reading

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Book Review: With The Black Cat USS LCI Flotilla 13

With The Black Cat USS LCI Flotilla 13, by Robert F. Heath When I agreed to give a speech for a group of World War II Navy vets shortly after Mother’s Day, the organizer of the event asked me if … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Shawnees And The War For America

The Shawnees And The War For America, by Colin G. Calloway Why does this book exist?  To be sure, this is not a bad book, but in many ways it appears to contradict its own standards.  Towards the end of … Continue reading

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Book Review: How We Forgot The Cold War

How We Forgot The Cold War:  A Historical Journey Across America, by Jon Wiener The way this author goes on about progressives and insults the conservative view of the Cold War, which he oversimplifies and mischaracterizes, he should be called … Continue reading

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Games Of Logistics

As someone who likes to find greater insight and meaning into the habits and hobbies of people and which may often escape wider notice, I find it deeply intriguing just how common games of logistics are.  Those who spend too … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: The Chivalric Biography Of Boucicaut, Jean II Le Meingre

The Chivalric Biography of Boucicault, Jean II Le Meingre, tarnslated by Craig Taylor and Jane H.M. Taylor As a prolific reviewer for the De Re Militari [1], I thought it would be worthwhile to examine this particular work in translation. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Founding Conservatives

The Founding Conservatives:  How A Group Of Unsung Heroes Saved The American Revolution, by David Lefer I was given this book by a friend of mine who said the book made him feel rather frustrated, but I’m not sure why … Continue reading

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