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Audiobook Review: Tried By Fire

Tried By Fire: Abraham Lincoln As Commander In Chief, by James McPherson Given that there are at least a good 14,000 books that have been written about Abraham Lincoln, it is nonetheless remarkable that his role as commander and chief … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dynamic Decision Making In Chess

Dynamic Decision Making In Chess, by Boris Gelfand One of the notable aspects of being a high-ranking chess player is always being able to revise one’s chess history. I once received some criticism for publishing my college essays, it being … Continue reading

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Book Review: Civil War Command & Strategy

Civil War Command & Strategy: The Process Of Victory And Defeat, by Archer Jones This book is an interesting one, and it has an interesting approach in that it looks at the campaigns of the Civil War with an eye … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Politics Of Command

The Politics Of Command: Factions And Ideas In Confederate Strategy, by Thomas Lawrence Connolly and Archer Jones There are a few people at least who will read this book and miss what I think is the worth and enjoyment of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Retreat To Victory?

Retreat To Victory?: Confederate Strategy Reconsidered, by Robert G. Tanner Would a Fabian strategy have served the Confederacy well? This is a question that is commonly asked by students of the Civil War as the size of the Confederacy and … Continue reading

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Wherefore The Tank

In writing this, I feel it is worthwhile to comment at the outset that I am not referring to the tank in its role as a key aspect of armored military technology, but rather in terms of the tank job … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shopper Marketing

Shopper Marketing: how To Increase Purchase Decisions At Point Of Sale, edited by Marcus Stahlberg and Ville Maila This book is in many ways a confusing one, even though all of the complexity of this book tends to at least … Continue reading

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Book Review: Answers In The Form Of Questions

Answers In The Form Of Questions: A Definitive History And Insider’s Guide To Jeopardy!, by Claire McNear This book did a good job for me in introducing a world in which I am but a peripheral figure [1], namely the … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Plan A Crusade

How To Plan A Crusade: Religious War In The High Middle Ages, by Christopher Tyerman This is the sort of book that I have never seen before about the crusades, and the sort of book that very much is worth … Continue reading

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In Praise Of The Savvy Of The Middleman

It is easy to razz on companies for their lack of skill in being able to offer customers what they want, but sometimes business do a good job in ensuring exactly what is necessary, and in those circumstances I feel … Continue reading

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