Category Archives: Military History

Book Review: The Iran-Iraq War

The Iran-Iraq War, by Efraim Karsh The second book I have read by the author (review forthcoming), this is the first book that I have ever seen in a library relating to this war.  Although the Iran-Iraq war was an … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Arab-Israeli Conflict: The 1948 War

The Arab-Israeli Conflict:  The 1948 War, by Efraim Karsh Admittedly, although Israel’s history is definitely something of great personal interest to me, I do not consider myself to be particularly knowledgeable when it comes to the 1948 war that preceded … Continue reading

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Book Review: The First Conspiracy

The First Conspiracy:  The Secret Plot Against George Washington And The Birth Of American Counterintelligence, by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Flatiron Books courtesy of a Goodreads giveaway.  All thoughts and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Schindler’s List

Schindler’s List:  A Novel, by Thomas Keneally The best advice I can give for reading a book like this is not to read it like a novel, but instead to read it like a true crimes story like Capote’s “In … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Battle Of Salamis

The Battle Of Salamis:  The Naval Encounter that Saved Greece–And Western Civilization, by Barry Strauss One can tell the sort of subject matter that an author is expert in by what they see as “saving western civilization,” and this author … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Trojan War

The Trojan War:  A New History, by Barry Straus This is actually the second time I have read this book.  In fact, although I got this particular volume that I read this time from the library, I own (or at … Continue reading

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Today In History: On October 28, 1940, The Greeks Told Mussolini Ochi

Note:  I have to give credit for today’s entry to a friend of mine (and loyal reader) who suggested this idea to me along with an article from Trip Savvy by Detraci Regula that gave some information about Ochi Day. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Artillery Of The Warsaw Pact

Artillery 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 yet another volume in the author’s extensive collection of books about the militaries … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Origins And Ideologies Of The American Revolution: Part Three

Great Courses:  Origins and Ideologies Of The American Revolution:  Part Three, taught by Peter Mancall Perhaps surprisingly, a course that talks about the origins and ideologies of the American Revolution spends little time talking about the revolution itself [1].  It … Continue reading

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Book Review: Medieval Siege & Siegecraft

Medieval Siege & Siegecraft, by Geoffrey Hindley As someone who is deeply interested in fortifications and siege warfare [1], it is little surprise that I would find a book about medieval sieges to be interesting and worthwhile.  And so it … Continue reading

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