Tag Archives: Soviet Union

Book Review: The Bear’s Claws

The Bear’s Claws:  A Novel Of World War III, by Andrew Knighton & Russell Phillips [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reading a book like this, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Two Plays By Bertolt Brecht

Two Plays by Bertolt Brecht, revised English versions and introdution by Eric Bentley In reading these books I must admit I was a bit puzzled to read of them described elsewhere as among the playwright’s most important literary plays.  To … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gulag Archipelago: Volume III

The Gulag Archipelago:  Volume III, by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn This third volume closes the massive and sprawling work by Solzhenitsyn on the gulag, and brings with it a certain melancholy sense of frustration and futility on the part of both the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gulag Archipelago: Volume II

The Gulag Archipelago:  Volume II, by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn Like its predecessor, this volume contains two parts of the author’s sprawling saga about life in the Soviet gulags.  And while this book does not make for enjoyable reading in the sense … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich

One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn It is said that when this novel was published that it was a shock and a surprise, not least because it was published (in a redacted form) with the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gulag: A History

Gulag:  A History, by Anne Applebaum Sometimes a book can miss the forest for the trees, and that is the case here.  This is not a bad book, unless you consider a book bad because it talks about horrifying subjects … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bear Marches West

The Bear Marches West:  12 Scenarios For 1980s NATO Vs Warsaw Pact Wargames, by Russell Phillips [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Admittedly, it has been a while … Continue reading

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Book Review: Combat Engineering Equipment Of The Warsaw Pact

Combat Engineering Equipment Of The Warsaw Pact, by Russell Phillips [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book fits right in a familiar alley for the author [1] … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tanks And Combat Vehicles Of The Warsaw Pact

Tanks And Combat Vehicles Of The Warsaw Pact, by Russell Phillips [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone who has read a fair amount of the author’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tyranny Of Good Intentions

The Tyranny Of Good Intentions: How Prosecutors And Bureaucrats Are Trampling The Constitution In The Name Of Justice, by Paul Craig Roberts and Lawrence M. Stratton This is the sort of book that people like me read when they want … Continue reading

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