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Jim Gavin’s War – Part 2

Posted on Apr 23, 2015 in Carlo D'Este

Part 2 of a series on the career of James Gavin, who made more combat jumps than any other American general of WWII, and fought in virtually all of the major battles in the Mediterranean and Northwest Europe.

Secret Warriors – Book Review

Posted on Apr 23, 2015 in Books and Movies

Taylor Downing’s ‘Secret Warriors: The Spies, Scientists, and Code Breakers of World War I’ effectively challenges the widely held belief that the scientific advances of WWI were only ‘murderous, destructive and entirely negative.’

Crucible of Command – Book Review

Posted on Apr 16, 2015 in Books and Movies

A review of William C. Davis’ ‘Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee’ finds it compares favorably with previous dual biographies of these men and, indeed, surpasses earlier books in some respects.