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Book Review: Ancient Chinese Warfare

Ancient Chinese Warfare, by Ralph D. Sawyer Now, I have been familiar with the author’s work for some time as a translator of ancient Chinese military texts as well as a historian of ancient Chinese military warfare for some time, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Chinese Of The Shang, Zhou, And Qin Dynasties

Chinese Of The Shang, Zhou, And Qin Dynasties, by World Book This is the sort of book I would have liked to have read as a kid.  I read a lot of books as a kid, establishing the sort of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shang Dynasty

The Shang Dynasty, by George Cottrell Ancient Chinese history is certainly something that is of interest to some readers and this book serves as a particularly basic and short introduction to the culture and archaeology of this ancient society as … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Keys Of Egypt

The Keys Of Egypt:  The Race To Crack The Hieroglyph Code, by Lesley And Roy Adkins This particular book tells a somewhat familiar story (at least, it is familiar to me), but it does so in an enjoyable way that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Riddle Of The Labyrinth

The Riddle Of The Labyrinth:  The Quest To Crack An Ancient Code, by Margalit Fox The author of this book, in providing a detailed and thoughtful look at three people whose efforts were crucial in solving the puzzle of the … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: War And World History: Part I

Great Courses:  War And World History:  Part I, taught by Professor Jonathan P. Roth Despite having a master’s degree in military history, the professor of this particular course is not one I am familiar with.  After having listened to a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Masters Of Command

Masters Of Command:  Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership, by Barry Strauss As someone who likes reading about classical military history [1], this book is something that is pretty obviously something that would interest me.  And given the … 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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Book Review: Carthage Must Be Destroyed

Carthage Must Be Destroyed:  The Rise And Fall Of An Ancient Civilization, by Richard Miles Reading this book in many ways is like reading a Greek tragedy.  One knows from the title the end of the play, and if one … Continue reading

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