Tag Archives: Netherlands

Book Review: Four Years Till Tomorrow

Four Years Till Tomorrow:  Despair And Hope In Wartime Dutch East Indies, edited by Sheri G. Tromp It is easy to see why this book exists.  That is not to say that everyone who comes across this book will appreciate … 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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Album Review: Golden Earring 50 Years Anniversary Album

Among all the bands I have written about for my series on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the fans of Golden Earring have been among the fiercest, upset that someone like myself would know of the band simply … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Golden Earring

On my list of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame snubs [1], a few people suggested that I add Golden Earring to the list.  At first, I pondered to myself that I had never heard of them and had no … 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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Non-Book Review: Wellington’s Hidden Heroes

Wellington’s Hidden Heroes: The Dutch And The Belgians At Waterloo, by Veronica Baker-Smith Admittedly, my reading about the Napoleonic Wars is not as deep or as broad as my reading of most 19th century history. Nevertheless, when I had completed … Continue reading

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