Tag Archives: naval history

Book Review: Looking For A Ship

Looking For A Ship, by John McPhee When one has read enough books from someone, one can get at least a hint into some interests that the author particularly has, and this book demonstrates the importance of logistics and the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The First Salute

The First Salute:  A View Of The American Revolution, by Barbara W. Tuchman I must say that I was rather impressed with this book, not least in the way that Tuchman managed to demonstrate the importance of the Caribbean and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Battle Of Salamis

The Battle Of Salamis:  The Naval Encounter that Saved Greece–And Western Civilization, by Barry Strauss One can tell the sort of subject matter that an author is expert in by what they see as “saving western civilization,” and this author … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cold Front

Cold Front:  Conflict Ahead In Arctic Waters, by David Fairhall It would be fair to say that the author is at least a bit too concerned about global warming, because even he recognizes that it is unlikely to be an … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Illustrated Longitude

The Illustrated Longitude:  The True Story Of A Lone Genius Who Solved The Greatest Scientific Problem Of His Time, by Dava Sobel And William J.H. Andrewes If you have already read Sobel’s Longitude, you have already seen all of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Longitude

Longitude:  The True Story Of A Lone Genius Who Solved The Greatest Scientific Problem Of His Time, by Dava Sobel On the one hand, this book is one of the author’s better books, not least because it has far less … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fatal Journey

Fatal Journey:  The Final Expedition Of Henry Hudson, by Peter C. Mancall For some reason, which I am not consciously aware of, I have a taste for reading books about historical mutinies for some reason or another from time to … Continue reading

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The Bible On Boats

[Note:  The following is a text for a Bible Study for the Sabbath of June 30, 2018, in the waters between Anacortes, WA and Victoria, BC.] Today we happen to be traveling through the waters between the United States and … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Thomas Jefferson And The Tripoli Pirates

Thomas Jefferson And The Tripoli Pirates:  The Forgotten War That Changed American History, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger As someone who is familiar with the author’s writing and very interested in piracy [1], this audiobook was definitely of interest … Continue reading

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Book Review: Patriot Pirates

Patriot Pirates:  The Privateer War For Freedom And Fortune In The American Revolution, by Robert H. Patton This book is a surprisingly poignant one for a variety of reasons.  Although the United States has long dealt with civilian involvement in … Continue reading

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