Tag Archives: Middle East

Book Review: The Templars

The Templars:  The Rise And Spectacular Fall Of God’s Holy Warriors, by Dan Jones As someone who has read several of the author’s books, I was pleased that he explored one of the more striking aspects of history that occurs … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dawn Of The Middle Ages

The Dawn Of The Middle Ages, by Michael Grant By and large, I have become familiar with Michael Grant through his writings relating to ancient and early medieval history [1], especially as they relate to art and culture, and for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Breaking Cover

Breaking Cover:  My Secret Life In The CIA And What It Taught Me About What’s Worth Fighting For, by Michele Rigby Assad [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Tyndale Blog Network.  All thoughts and opinions are my … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Brief Political And Geographic History Of The Middle East

A Brief Political And Geographic History Of The Middle East:  Where Are…Persia, Babylon, and the Ottoman Empire, by John Davenport Part of a series devoted to teaching children historical geography [1], this book reminds us that among the most important … Continue reading

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Book Review: Where We Belong

Where We Belong, by Lynn Austin [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I really wanted to like this book, but the author [1] ultimately made it impossible … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: The Principality Of Antioch And Its Frontiers In The Twelfth Century

The Principality Of Antioch And Its Frontiers In The Twelfth Century, by Andrew D. Buck One of my favorite parts of being a prolific book reviewer for the De Re Militari is being able to read books on a variety … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: The Aden Effect

The Aden Effect: A Connor Stark Novel, by Claude Berube You might think that the Naval Institute Press only published non-fiction of the kind that I frequently review (this is the fifth book I have received from the Naval Historical … Continue reading

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Bangkok And The Logistics Of Terrorism

As I found out to my peril this past fall, Bangkok is an important logistics hub where supplies come into and through Bangkok to those of us who live in Thailand’s hinterland. But, an article from Stratfor makes it plain … Continue reading

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How Do Great Civilizations Get Lost?

As someone who is fond of reading about ancient history, one finds that a great many civilizations vanish into thin air, leaving only the faintest traces in history, leaving archeological records that are often mis-attributed, and leaving great empires to … Continue reading

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Prison Towns

Though Baan Mae Sa Luang is a small village, somehow it manages to have two prisons. On the south end of the village, near the river, there is a juvenile detention center, and on the north end of the village, … Continue reading

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