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Book Review: Amphibious Operations In The South Pacific In WWII: Volume II

Amphibious Operations In The South Pacific In WWII:  Volume II:  The Solomon Campaigns 1942-1943:  From Guadalcanal To Bougainville Pacific War Turning Point, by William L. McGee [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sink The Bismarck!

Sink The Bismarck, by C.S. Forrester In dealing with this short and immensely popular WWII book [1], one is forced to confront the question of genre.  Is this book a history or is it a historical novella?  This is not … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: The Parent’s Guide To The U.S. Navy

The Parent’s Guide To The U.S. Navy, by Thomas J. Cutler It’s been a while since I have been able to review books for the Naval Historical Review [1], because my work schedule usually leaves me requesting books to review … Continue reading

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Book Review: Medieval Warfare Source Book

Medieval Warfare Source Book:  Christian Europe And Its Neighbors, by David Nicolle Most of the time, when Westerners think of the Middle Ages, they think of knights fighting gallantly on horseback.  What this book does, and does well, is place … Continue reading

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Under Siege

As I was working today, a news alert showed up saying that North Korea had fired a missile only two weeks after its latest nuclear test.  Some time later the missile was reported to have sailed over Japan and sank … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln And His Admirals

Lincoln And His Admirals, by Craig L. Symonds Although the naval history of the civil war is not something that is completely neglected by historians [1], it has definitely not received the same amount of attention as Lincoln’s relationship with … Continue reading

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Salvaging The Past

[Note:  The post below is my prepared text for a speech given to the LSI veterans of WWII on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Portland, Oregon.] Having met some of you earlier today, I feel it is necessary to begin … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Vikings At War

Vikings At War, by Kim Hjardar & Vegard Vike As a particularly prolific reader for the De Re Militari [1], I have almost single-handedly emptied out the society of its books for review at present.  As someone who is fond … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: The Battle Of Actium 31 BC

The Battle Of Actium 31 BC:  War For The World, by Lee Fratantuono On occasion, I end up reviewing a surprising number of books about Roman history [1] from De Re Militari even though that journal generally appeals to audiences … Continue reading

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Book Review: Batavia’s Graveyard

Batavia’s Graveyard:  The True Story Of The Mad Heretic Who Led History’s Bloodiest Mutiny, by Mike Dash For those readers who do not know a great deal about either Australia’s history or the history of the Netherlands [1], this book … Continue reading

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