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Book Review: The Battle For The Falklands

The Battle For The Falklands, by Max Hastings and Simon Jenkins If this book is the most thorough book I have ever read on the Falklands war and on the lack of decisiveness regarding how it was fought and how … Continue reading

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Book Review: When China Ruled The Seas

When China Ruled The Seas: The Treasure Fleet Of The Dragon Throne, 1405-1433, by Louise Levathes This book is essentially 1421 without the claims about the colonization of the Americas. Still, the essential story, for those who have an interest … Continue reading

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Would You Be So Kind As To….

I have never considered myself to be a particularly polite person. Although I do not relish interpersonal disagreements and tend to exercise considerable emotional restraint so as to avoid unpleasant scenes with those people I am around, I have frequently … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tower Of Skulls

Tower Of Skulls: A History Of The Asia-Pacific War July 1937-May 1942, by Richard B. Frank This book, a weighty work of more than 500 pages of text, to say nothing of its massive endnotes, is a revisionist history, but … Continue reading

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И Сонцето е STвезда

[Note: Dear Macedonian readers, as Macedonian is not a language I know, please comment if my title needs to be corrected.] From time to time I have pondered and generally cheered on the efforts of the small nation of North … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Neutrals

The Neutrals, by Denis J. Fodor It is perhaps not surprising that the various neutrals of World War II should find themselves shifting in response to the course of the war and that regardless of their own desire to remain … Continue reading

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Book Review: Moldova Quo Vadis

Moldova Quo Vadis:  Neutrality And European Integration?  Problems Of Policy, by Igor Talcan This thesis is an interesting one and it looks at the problem of Moldova’s troubled attempts to integrate with Europe over the past thirty years in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein:  History And Institutions Of The Principality, by Pierre Raton The tiny principality of Liechtenstein has few books written about it, but as a small principality that has survived despite the troubles of the last couple of centuries, it represents … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mexican War

The Mexican War, by Otis A Singletary It is fascinating, at least a little bit, that this book markets itself as part of a series about the Chicago History of American Civilization.  And while I am still not completely sure … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lawrence In Arabia

Lawrence In Arabia:  War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, And The Making Of The Modern Middle East, by Scott Anderson It is probably best not to know how the modern Middle East was made.  This book focuses on a small set of … Continue reading

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