Category Archives: Military History

Book Review: Rome Resurgent

Rome Resurgent:  War And Empire In The Age Of Justinian, by Peter Heather Is it really just or appropriate to view this book as a book about Rome, seeing as it is a generally praiseworthy effort to place the conquests … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lost Cause

The Lost Cause:  A New Southern History Of The War Of The Confederates, by Edward A. Pollard While this book is negligible in its insight of the Civil War and is ridiculously, even comically biased in favor of the South, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cause Lost: Myths And Realities Of The Confederacy

The Cause Lost:  Myths And Realities Of The Confederacy, by William C. Davis In looking at the lost cause of the Confederacy, the author, who is a serious historian of the Civil War, has pondered a great deal about the … Continue reading

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Book Review: International Dimensions Of The Western Sahara Conflict

International Dimensions Of The Western Sahara Conflict, edited by Yahia H. Zoubir and Daniel Volman There is an air of unreality about a great deal of what has been written about the Western Sahara conflict.  During the 80’s and 90’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: War And Refugees: The Western Sahara Conflict

War And Refugees:  The Western Sahara Conflict, edited by Richard Lawless and Laila Monahan This book is not a particularly long one, but it is a good effort in demonstrating the broad level of interest that at least some academics … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vicksburg: Grant’s Campaign That Broke The Confederacy

Vicksburg:  Grant’s Campaign That Broke The Confederacy, by Donald L. Miller For whatever reason, there are a lot of books that have been written about the Vicksburg campaign and many of them are broadly similar, which suggests that a market … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vicksburg 1863

Vicksburg 1863, by Winston Groom It is strange to think that the author of Forrest Gump as being a Civil War historian, but that is the case.  This is in many ways a mixed bag.  The author has a strong … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vicksburg: The Battle That Won The Civil War

Vicksburg:  The Battle That Won The Civil War, by Mary Ann Fraser As a fond reader of history works that deal with the subject of the American Civil War, it is always intriguing to see how various aspects of this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Robert E. Lee: Icon For A Nation

Robert E. Lee:  Icon For A Nation, by Brian Holden Reid This book is an interesting case of what happens when someone attempts to write a generally praiseworthy account of a man without whitewashing him or seeking to promote neo-Confederate … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Battle For Spain

The Battle For Spain:  The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939, by Antony Beevor It seems that almost in spite of himself the author has created a fair-minded if not particularly graciously so account of the Spanish Civil War.  Unless you have … Continue reading

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