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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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Book Review: Blow For The Landing

Blow For The Landing:  A Hundred Years Of Steam Navigation On The Waters Of The West, by Fritz Timmen I wanted to like this book more than I did.  In many ways this book seemed like less than the sum … Continue reading

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Book Review: Door To Door

Door To Door:  The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World Of Transportation, by Edward Humes This book would have been a much better book had the author not tipped his hand repeatedly to show his bias against passenger vehicles.  Adopting the usual … Continue reading

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The Joy Of Logistics

Frequently I find myself writing about areas of logistics.  Intriguingly enough, when I began this particular blog, and in my previous blog writing that had gone on for a decade or so (or more, if you count my early Essays … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Wagonmasters

The Wagonmasters:  High Plains Freighting From The Earliest Days Of The Santa Fe Trail To 1880, by Henry Pickering Walker This sort of book recognizes that logistics is not a particularly sexy subject and aims its attention at those who … Continue reading

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