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Plague Bearers, Or Camping In The Age of Covid

Two weeks ago I was visiting Tulsa, Oklahoma, and while there the pastor of our local congregation and the area was heading off to Camp Pinecrest in Missouri with his wife, his son, and his son’s girlfriend, as staff. Four … Continue reading

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Rapid City And The Importance Of Tourist Infrastructure

When one travels as often as I have, one notices that some areas are in denial about who they are as a city and other areas know who they are and make the most of it. Portland, for example, is … Continue reading

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You Will Be Stopping At This Gas Station

At mile 260 on I-94 going westbound at Jamestown there is a billboard for a gas station and travel plaza on mile 200. If you are traveling on I-94 in North Dakota, you may not think much about that. But … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Plan A Crusade

How To Plan A Crusade: Religious War In The High Middle Ages, by Christopher Tyerman This is the sort of book that I have never seen before about the crusades, and the sort of book that very much is worth … Continue reading

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A Tour Of The Millennium Logistics

It has been of great interest to me to note the practical bent of many of the messages I have heard at the Feast this year. If there has been an idea in the eyes of many people that the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empire Of Guns

Empire Of Guns: The Violent Making Of The Industrial Revolution, by Priya Satia This is a book that does not quite succeed at what it sets out to do. The author adopts a somewhat Marxist approach to the industrial revolution … Continue reading

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Book Review: Engineers Of Victory

Engineers Of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned The Tide In The Second World War, by Paul Kennedy This book is not only a history of World War II of a sort, but it is also the sort of book … Continue reading

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The Dilemmas Of Time And Resources In Politics & War

As someone who is fond of games of logistics [1], I thought it would be worthwhile to comment at least a little bit about one of the games I play called Politics & War, and some of the aspects of … 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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Book Review: Field Manual: Logistics

FM:  Logistics, by the Department Of The Army There are few more boring ways to read about logistics than this particular field manual.  Admittedly, field manuals are not written to be exciting reading, so it is no insult to the … Continue reading

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