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Audiobook Review: Thomas Jefferson And The Tripoli Pirates

Thomas Jefferson And The Tripoli Pirates:  The Forgotten War That Changed American History, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger As someone who is familiar with the author’s writing and very interested in piracy [1], this audiobook was definitely of interest … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Root Causes Of Sudan’s Civil Wars

The Root Causes Of Sudan’s Civil Wars:  Old Wars And New Wars, by Douglas H. Johnson If you happen to have an interest in Sudan and South Sudan and their seemingly intractable problems [1], this book does a good job … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shadow Of The Great Game

The Shadow Of The Great Game:  The Untold Story Of India’s Partition, by Nandra Singh Sarila In reading this book, I got the feeling that it was written largely for Indian audiences as a way of informing them about the … Continue reading

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Blizhneye Zarubezhye

In 1992 a term of ominous political importance [1] entered the English language and changed English grammar in the process.  The term was “near abroad,” a translation of the Russian expression “blizhneye zarubezhye,” which referred to the ambiguous place of … Continue reading

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Book Review: No God But Gain

No God But Gain:  The Untold Story Of Cuban Slavery, The Monroe Doctrine & The Making Of The United States, by Stephen Chambers I found this to be a compelling and rather frightening book.  The author has clearly done a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Churchill, Hitler, And The Unnecessary War

Churchill, Hitler, And The Unnecessary War:  How Britain Lost Its Empire And The West Lost The World, by Patrick J. Buchanan I was recommended this book by a friend of mine who saw how I dealt with a previous book … Continue reading

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Book Review: A History Of Scandinavia

A History Of Scandinavia:  Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, & Iceland, by T.K. Derry Do you like 400 page long history books about Scandinavia from the 1970’s that are written from a left-wing politically biased point of view?  If so, this … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: U.S. Military Operations: Law, Policy, And Practice

U.S. Military Operations:  Law, Policy, And Practice, edited by Geoffrey S. Corn, Rachel E. VanLandingham, and Shane R. Reeves When I requested this particular book as a possibility, I wondered if anyone else would choose it.  When reading books like … Continue reading

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Something Lost And Something Gained

During my time in graduate school as a student in military history, one of the courses I took challenged us to comment at some length about our views on a supposed American Way of War.  My own paper, which is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Our One Common Country

Our One Common Country:  Abraham Lincoln And The Hampton Roads Peace Conference Of 1865, by James B. Conroy The author states in the acknowledgements section at the end of this book that no one had ever written a book on … Continue reading

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