Tag Archives: Europe

Book Review: Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds

Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds, by Charles MacKay There is no doubt that this 400 page long book is a classic source of information about the fads and fashions that have roiled civilization over the past few … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cultures Of The World: Andorra

Cultures Of The World:  Andorra, by Byron D. Augustin Since childhood, when I first found out about this small and odd nation in the Pyrenees Mountains, I have been interested in the nation of Andorra [1].  There are a lot … Continue reading

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Book Review: Medieval Siege & Siegecraft

Medieval Siege & Siegecraft, by Geoffrey Hindley As someone who is deeply interested in fortifications and siege warfare [1], it is little surprise that I would find a book about medieval sieges to be interesting and worthwhile.  And so it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Orient Express

Orient Express, by Graham Greene The entertainment novels of Graham Greene are an intriguing lot, and this one may be the most cinematic of them all.  To be sure, this novel is not without its controversy, not least because it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ancestral Journeys

Ancestral Journeys:  The Peopling Of Europe From The First Venturers To The Vikings, by Jean Manco As I was reading this book I was a bit unsure of what to think and how to feel about it.  I am certainly … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bear Marches West

The Bear Marches West:  12 Scenarios For 1980s NATO Vs Warsaw Pact Wargames, by Russell Phillips [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Admittedly, it has been a while … Continue reading

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Book Review: Historical Atlas Of Central Europe

Historical Atlas Of Central Europe, by Paul Robert Magocsi Most people would not think to read an atlas like this one, but this is a book of which it has been said on one of the blurbs on the back … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Terror Of History: Part 1

Great Course:  The Terror Of History:  Mystics, Heretics, And Witches In The Western Tradition:  Part 1, taught by Professor Teofilo F. Ruiz Although I do not consider myself a particularly mystical person, quite the opposite, for a variety of reasons … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Early Middle Ages: Part One

Great Courses:  The Early Middle Ages:  Part One, by Professor Philip Daileader As someone who is particularly fond of the early middle ages despite its obscurity and the lack of historical source material [1], I found this course to be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tracing Your European Roots

Tracing Your European Roots, by W. Daniel Quillen From time to time I enjoy reading about genealogy [1] and this particular book is part of a series that I was able to find in my library.  In starting this book … Continue reading

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