Category Archives: Military History

Book Review: The English Civil War

The English Civil War:  Papists, Gentlewomen, Soldiers, And Witchfinders In The Birth Of Modern Britain, by Diane Purkiss This book was originally called “The English Civil War:  A People’s History,” and that would have given me a much more clear … Continue reading

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Book Review: The English Civil War

The English Civil War, by David Clark I am fascinated by the subject of the English Civil War.  A great deal of this fascination comes from the fact that as an American I am descended largely from people whose internal … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tories

Tories:  Fighting For The King In America’s First Civil War, by Thomas B. Allen As someone who has ancestors among both Patriots and Tories in the American Revolution, I have long been fascinated by the divide between how Tories are … Continue reading

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Book Review: The American Revolution: A Concise History

The American Revolution:  A Concise History, by Robert J. Allison In reading a book like this, I have to take into account that the fact that this book is concise means that it is not likely to say very much … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empire By Default

Empire By Default:  The Spanish-American War And The Dawn Of The American Century, by Ivan Musicant As someone who grew up near Tampa, one of the most important cities in the waging of the Spanish-American War, I have always been … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Army For Empire

An Army For Empire:  The United States Army In The Spanish-American War, by Graham A. Cosmas This particular book is the sort of contemporary military history book that is the most popular these days, in that it looks at the … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Unwanted War

An Unwanted War:  The Diplomacy Of The United States & Spain Over Cuba 1895-1898, by John L. Offner Diplomatic history is one of the more underrated genres of history, and this book is certainly a worthwhile history that examines a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Killing Patton

Killing Patton:  The Strange Death Of World War II’s Most Audacious General, by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard Although Bill O’Reilly has made a bit of a career for himself in writing about notable deaths [1], this book just might … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Savior Generals

The Savior Generals:  How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost – From Ancient Greece To Iraq, by Victor Davis Hanson There is one common thread, one that the author chooses not to recognize, in all of these various … Continue reading

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Book Review: Africa’s World War

Africa’s World War:  Congo, The Rwandan Genocide, And The Making Of A Continental Catastrophe, by Gérard Prunier If you are looking for a book that helps explain the complicated and convoluted nature of the Congo War, this book does a … Continue reading

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