Tag Archives: logistics

On Knowing What You’re Doing: A Travel Story

This morning at about 4:30AM my mother, stepfather, and I were at the airport in Antigua, and finding out that the woman behind the Liat ticket counter was also the person who would help my stepfather through security and also … Continue reading

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On The Logistics Of The Chicken Wars

As I have made clear on several occasions, I am very fond of beefs between competing restaurants [1].  Earlier this week social media (or at least that portion of it I was paying attention to) was filled with a great … Continue reading

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Book Review: Moveable Feasts

Moveable Feasts:  From Ancient Rome To The 21st Century, The Incredible Journeys Of The Food We Eat, by Sarah Murray It may be said fairly that the author is perhaps the exact opposite in her views to that of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Arsenal Of Democracy

The Arsenal Of Democracy:  FDR, Detroit, And An Epic Quest To Arm An America At War, by A.J. Baime For a book written by someone who worships the military-industrial complex and is a propagandist for FDR, this book reads well … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Civil War Military Machine

The Civil War Military Machine:  Weapons And Tactics Of The Union And Confederate Armed Forces, by Ian Drury & Tony Gibbons This book was an easy one to appreciate, and is likely one that would be appreciated by any others … Continue reading

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Book Review: Armies South, Armies North

Armies South, Armies North:  The Military Force Of The Civil War Compared And Contrasted, by Alan Axelrod This book attempts a difficult task, and that is attempting to quantify in some sort of rating the strengths and weaknesses of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Great Railroad Revolution

The Great Railroad Revolution:  The History Of Trains In America, by Christian Wolmar There is a great danger when historians of a given subject, like the history of rail transportation in the United States take off their historian hat and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Engines Of War

Engines Of War:  How Wars Were Won & Lost On The Railways, by Christian Wolmar As someone who is interested in the intersection of war and logistics and transportation, I am surprised that more books have not come my way … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grocery

Grocery:  The Buying And Selling Of Food In America, by Michael Ruhlman This book is badly mistitled.  The job of a title of the book is to set the expectations that the reader has for its materials.  While this book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Retail Disruptors

Retail Disruptors:  The Spectacular Rise And Impact Of The Hard Discounters, by Jan-Benedict Steenkamp with Laurens Sloot While I must admit that I did not know the precise definition of a hard discounter when I started this book, it did … Continue reading

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