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Book Review: The Idea And Practice Of World Government

The Idea And Practice Of World Government, by Gerard J. Mangone It should at least be said of this book that the author, who appears to be a frighteningly committed globalist, is fully aware of the difficulties of achieving a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rommel As Military Commander

Rommel As Military Commander, by Ronald Lewin Clearly, this is a book written for someone like me.  Before I properly review this book, I feel it necessary to point out that I am the exact audience of a book like … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: China’s Quest For Great Power

China’s Quest For Great Power:  Ships, Oil, And Foreign Policy, by Bernard D. Cole As someone who likes to read about and think about matters of geopolitics and the tension between China and the United States over matters of economic … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Iroquois Diplomacy On The Early American Frontier

Iroquois Diplomacy On The Early American Frontier, by Timothy J. Shannon, narrated by George K. Wilson The author of this book seems to assume that his listening audience will be entirely unfamiliar with the complexities of Iroquois diplomacy or with … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Rome Spreads Her Wings

Rome Spreads Her Wings:  Territorial Expansion Between The Punic Wars, by Gareth C. Sampson When I had the chance to request another new book from De Re Militari after finishing the disappointing repackaging from Thucydides that I last read, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Taken At The Flood

Taken At The Flood:  The Roman Conquest Of Greece, by Robin Waterfield This book is a rare achievement on several levels, one worthy of high praise as well as the praise of reading it and reflecting upon its eerie contemporary … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shadows In The Desert

Shadows In The Desert: Ancient Persia At War, by Dr. Kaveh Farrokh One thing that can be said about this author without any question is that he is a patriotic pro-Persian military historian, who leaves no stone unturned in his … Continue reading

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I Came Not To Bring Peace, But A Sword: Some Thoughts On China’s Rise

[Note: This post was written for an online class on China’s Rise, and was supposed to be around 500 words. Without such space limitations I would have gone into far greater detail, but I thought it worthwhile to share my … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Medieval Maritime Warfare

Medieval Maritime Warfare, by Charles D. Stanton When looking for my latest book to review for the Naval Historical Institute [1], I was intrigued by an account of medieval maritime warfare, one of my more obscure interests in that it … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Caspian Gates

The Caspian Gates, by Harry Sidebottom As someone who enjoys reading about the history of the Roman Empire [1], I figured that a good historical novel would be an acceptable way to spend the time in my lengthy commute, seeing … Continue reading

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