Tag Archives: World War I

Book Review: The Proud Tower

The Proud Tower:  A Portrait Of The World Before The War:  1890-1914, by Barbara W. Tuchman The author is wise, I think, in this case, to consider this book to be a portrait rather than a more complete account.  This … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Guns Of August

The Guns Of August, by Barbara W. Tuchman Given that this book is such a well-recognized classic of the history of the first month of World War I, it is hard to say anything new about it, and so I … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Of Ours

One Of Ours, by Willa Cather [Note:  Spoiler alert, because spoilers.] This book, along with Willa Cather’s work in general, provides a strong difference between literary fiction that seeks to appeal to cultural elites and critical elements and popular fiction … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Zimmerman Telegram

The Zimmerman Telegram, by Barbara W. Tuchman This book may seem to be a very unusual one to be the second book by this author that one has read.  Not surprisingly, given my preference for earlier history to that of … Continue reading

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The Roots Of The Mountains: A Missing Piece Of The Puzzle

Sometimes important books do not make their presence obvious.  What if I told you there was a book, a reasonably sized book of about 400 pages of reading that managed to explain three different but interconnected historical mysteries.  One, where … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Trigger

The Trigger:  Hunting The Assassin Who Brought The World To War, by Tim Butcher As someone who is at least moderately well-read about the beginnings of World War I [1], I did not figure there was much mystery with regards … Continue reading

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Book Review: Like Hidden Fire

Like Hidden Fire:  The Plot To Bring Down The British Empire, by Peter Hopkirk Although this is the first time I have read one of the author’s books, I should note that he is a well-regarded historian with expertise in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Churchill, Hitler, And The Unnecessary War

Churchill, Hitler, And The Unnecessary War:  How Britain Lost Its Empire And The West Lost The World, by Patrick J. Buchanan I was recommended this book by a friend of mine who saw how I dealt with a previous book … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Guards Came Through And Other Poems

The Guards Came Through And Other Poems, by Arthur Conan Doyle I am no stranger to the works by Arthur Conan Doyle [1], who is best remembered as the beloved creator of Sherlock Holmes, master detective.  This book was a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Waste Land And Other Poems

The Waste Land And Other Poems, by T.S. Eliot Like many booksellers and publishers, Barnes & Noble enjoys repackaging and relabeling works previously published into new collections to give them a new commercial length.  This is not necessarily a bad … Continue reading

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