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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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Book Review: Death In The Baltic

Death In The Baltic:  The World War II Sinking Of The Wilhelm Gustloff, by Cathryn J. Prince As someone who reads and writes at least my fair share of literature about naval disasters [1], this book was definitely something that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Out Of The Depths

Out Of The Depths:  An Unforgettable World War II Story Of Survival, Courage, And The Sinking Of The USS Indianapolis, by Edgar Harrell, USMC with David Harrell This is a powerful story, a tale full of faith and divine providence, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Amphibians Are Coming!

The Amphibians Are Coming!:  Emergence of the ‘Gator Navy and its Revolutionary Landing Craft, by William L. McGee Most of the time, if you saw a book that had the title “The Amphibians Are Coming!” your thoughts would be somewhat … Continue reading

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Book Review: With The Black Cat USS LCI Flotilla 13

With The Black Cat USS LCI Flotilla 13, by Robert F. Heath When I agreed to give a speech for a group of World War II Navy vets shortly after Mother’s Day, the organizer of the event asked me if … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Rough Waters

Rough Waters:  Sovereignty And The American Merchant Flag, by Rodney Carlisle From time to time I like to muse upon the fact that as a high school student I was seriously tempted to study at the United States Merchant Marine … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ninety Percent Of Everything

Ninety Percent Of Everything:  Inside Shipping, The Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes On Your Back, Gas In Your Car, And Food On Your Plate, by Rose George This book is not an overall discussion of shipping and logistics [1], but … Continue reading

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