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Ulysses S. Grant And The Logistical Approach To War

When we look at the course of the Civil War, it is obvious that logistics played a major role in how the war was fought and won or lost by its combatants.  Different aspects of the Civil War demonstrate the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Looking For A Ship

Looking For A Ship, by John McPhee When one has read enough books from someone, one can get at least a hint into some interests that the author particularly has, and this book demonstrates the importance of logistics and the … Continue reading

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Creativity And Imagination In Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess: Part One

I first read A Little Princess when I was in the sixth grade and one of the aspects of the books that struck me as very worthwhile was the way in which creativity and imagination played such an important role … Continue reading

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Book Review: Uncommon Carriers

Uncommon Carriers, by John McPhee As someone who is interested in logistics, largely from my own personal experience, I found this book to be deeply interesting.  The author clearly has some personal interest in logistics as well, and knowing a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The War That Made America

The War That Made America:  A Short History Of The French And Indian War, by Fred Anderson This is the sort of short history of the French and Indian War that makes for compelling reading and plenty of material to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Graveyard Of The Hesperides

The Graveyard Of The Hesperides (A Flavia Albia Mystery #4), by Lindsey Davis This book continues the author’s winning streak of writing a compelling mystery series set in a dark world that is both historically researched and chillingly relevant.  Beyond … Continue reading

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On The Planning And Logistics Of Epic Journeys

One of the more enjoyable sets of experiences that I have in the course of the year is first to plan and then to execute epic journeys with my mother and stepfather.  For the last three years we have been … Continue reading

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A Cold Place At The End Of The World

What makes us view a place as the end of the world?  If one is a believer in a flat earth [1], one might ponder that it was the point at the end of the dish looking over into blank … Continue reading

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Waiting For It

Today, while I was reading a book, I was struck by something that I had never seen as a problem or difficulty.  Many people are aware of a standard of behavior known as the waiter rule, which lets people know … Continue reading

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Take Some Time To Appreciate The Cogs In The Wheel

In life, I think most of us understand that we often are cogs in wheels, small parts of much bigger processes going on.  I would hope that is not a thought that bothers or disturbs us.  However much we may … Continue reading

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