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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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Non-Book Review: Another Great Day At Sea

Another Great Day At Sea:  Life Aboard The USS George H.W. Bush, by Geoff Dyer So, this book has a bit of a story behind it.  When I arrived back to my apartment last week, there was a card reminding … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Medieval Maritime Warfare

Medieval Maritime Warfare, by Charles D. Stanton When looking for my latest book to review for the Naval Historical Institute [1], I was intrigued by an account of medieval maritime warfare, one of my more obscure interests in that it … Continue reading

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Book Review: McAllister Towing: 150 Years of Family Business

McAllister Towing: 150 Years Of Family Business, by Stephenie Hollyman [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Carpe Diem Books in exchange for an honest review.] As an occasional reader of books on corporate history [1], I am … Continue reading

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The Kindly Sea

We who live in the contemporary world are often tempted to think that the pervasive mood of heavy irony that characterizes our time is something new to us, but such thoughts tend to demonstrate a lack of awareness of human … Continue reading

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Book Review: Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2: The Greatest Ocean Liner Of Our Time, by John Maxtone-Graham, photographs by Harvey Lloyd [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Carpe Diem Books in exchange for an honest review.] Although it is highly unlikely … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shetland Bus

The Shetland Bus, by David Howarth This book, which was written by the late English historian who was also profoundly involved in espionage efforts in occupied Norway during World War II, is obviously the work of someone of great skill … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Syren’s Song

Syren’s Song: A connor Stark Novel, by Claude Berube As I was fortunate enough to be able to review the first novel in this series for the Naval Historical Institute [1], I was pleased to be sent the second book … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Navies And Soft Power

As someone who reads a lot of books on naval history [1], many of them like this one provided by the Naval Historical Institute so that I can read them for other people interested in naval history, I often find … Continue reading

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