Category Archives: Military History

Book Review: Combat Engineering Equipment Of The Warsaw Pact

Combat Engineering Equipment 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.] This book fits right in a familiar alley for the author [1] … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tanks And Combat Vehicles Of The Warsaw Pact

Tanks And Combat Vehicles 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 someone who has read a fair amount of the author’s … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Early Middle Ages: Part Two

Great Courses:  The Early Middle Ages:  Part Two, by Professor Philip Daileader As someone who finds Charlemagne and the Vikings to be subjects of personal interest [1], there was much in this audiobook to appreciate.  What was covered here was … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Early Middle Ages: Part One

Great Courses:  The Early Middle Ages:  Part One, by Professor Philip Daileader As someone who is particularly fond of the early middle ages despite its obscurity and the lack of historical source material [1], I found this course to be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Chaucer: 1340-1400

Chaucer:  1340-1400:  The Life And Times Of The First English Poet, by Richard West This book leaves one with a somewhat ambivalent feeling about Chaucer, and it likely reflects some ambivalence on the part of the author himself.  Containing a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Amphibious Operations In The South Pacific In WWII: Volume II

Amphibious Operations In The South Pacific In WWII:  Volume II:  The Solomon Campaigns 1942-1943:  From Guadalcanal To Bougainville Pacific War Turning Point, by William L. McGee [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sink The Bismarck!

Sink The Bismarck, by C.S. Forrester In dealing with this short and immensely popular WWII book [1], one is forced to confront the question of genre.  Is this book a history or is it a historical novella?  This is not … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: U.S. Military Operations: Law, Policy, And Practice

U.S. Military Operations:  Law, Policy, And Practice, edited by Geoffrey S. Corn, Rachel E. VanLandingham, and Shane R. Reeves When I requested this particular book as a possibility, I wondered if anyone else would choose it.  When reading books like … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: The Parent’s Guide To The U.S. Navy

The Parent’s Guide To The U.S. Navy, by Thomas J. Cutler It’s been a while since I have been able to review books for the Naval Historical Review [1], because my work schedule usually leaves me requesting books to review … Continue reading

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We Didn’t Start The Fire

This evening, my stepfather was feeling a bit tired after our trip to Pigeon Island–where I didn’t see any pigeons and which isn’t an island, sadly–so my mum and I went to get some groceries and eat dinner.  We ate … Continue reading

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