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Book Review: Winter Garden

Winter Garden, by Pablo Neruda, translated by William O’Daily I am no stranger to reading poems [1], and this is the second book of the poet’s that I have read. ┬áThis particular book was posthumously published from a written manuscript … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Book Of Questions

The Book Of Questions, by Pablo Neruda, translated by William O’Daly As a fond reader of poetry [1], I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book. ┬áTo be sure, Pablo Neruda was a leftist Chilean poet, and this book … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: The Wars Of German Unification

The Wars Of German Unification, by Dennis Showalter Anytime I request a book from the Michigan War Studies Review [1], I am committing to a pretty ambitious review of a book. Each book review for this journal is intended to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lord Cochrane: Seaman, Radical, Liberator

Lord Cochrane: Seaman, Radical, Liberator: A Life Of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, 1775-1860, by Christopher Lloyd This is a book with a good purpose, and with some limitations (most notably its dependence on English-language sources), it manages … Continue reading

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Stand Still, Look Pretty

For my capstone paper as a Norwich graduate student in military history [1], I wrote about the Prussianization of the Chilean Army. Although this may seem to be a very boring subject, one of the ways that Chile copied the … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Nation Of Enemies

A Nation Of Enemies: Chile Under Pinochet, by Pamela Constable and Arturo Valenzuela On the one hand, this is a book I would have liked to have read while I was writing my capstone paper for my Master’s of Military … Continue reading

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There’s No Such Thing As A Good Coup

My interest in the legitimacy and stability of regimes foreign and domestic, a possibly fatal interest of mine, was probably established from a very young age. In fact, it may be dated to the first ever trip I took outside … Continue reading

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On The Road To A Banana Republic

In my studies of military history, one of my particularly notable interests was in the relationship of the military with civilian culture as well as the political elites of society. Given the high status and high expenditures received by an … Continue reading

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On Soldiers And Democracy

During my graduate studies at Norwich University, one subject that came up several times in the course of my research was the relationship between soldiers and democracy [1]. Two of my long papers (one of them my capstone paper [2]) … Continue reading

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Spain And The American Civil War

One of the forgotten aspects of the American Civil War is the relationship between the United States and Spain, and the impact of America’s fratricidal conflict and Spain’s last-gasp attempt to remain a relevant imperial power in the Americas. In … Continue reading

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