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Articles by Chris Heatherly

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 in Boardgames

Easy Roller Dice

Easy Roller Dice

When Armchair General’s editorial staff inquired if I was interested in reviewing gaming dice from the Easy Roller Dice Company, I leapt at this rather unique...

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Posted on Mar 9, 2015 in Books and Movies

Flying Warbirds – Book Review

Flying Warbirds – Book Review

“Flying Warbirds” is a coffee-table book for people who hate coffee-table books. It includes beautiful photos of WWII aircraft, the history and unique features of each model represented, and stories of individual planes within the Flying Heritage Collection.

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Posted on Sep 16, 2014 in Books and Movies

Lion Rampant – Book Review

Lion Rampant – Book Review

“Lion Rampant,” a book of sergeants and privates fighting, living, suffering, laughing and dying at the tip of the Allied spear, is Robert Woollcombe’s engaging memoir of his WWII experiences with the King’s Own Scottish Borderers.

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Posted on Apr 21, 2014 in Books and Movies

Samurai Revolution – Book Review

Samurai Revolution – Book Review

Romulus Hillsbourgh’s “Samurai Revolution” examines the pivotal late Edo and Meiji Periods of Japanese history, when the Western world injected itself into isolationist Japan. It is also serves as a warning for America today.

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Posted on Feb 19, 2014 in Books and Movies

Shooting Victoria – Book Review

Shooting Victoria – Book Review

Paul Thomas Murphy’s Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy is as much a trip though Victorian society as it is an examination of the various attempts to assassinate the queen.

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Posted on Dec 31, 2013 in Books and Movies

Old Enough to Fight – Book Review

“Old Enough to Fight: Canada’s Boy Soldiers in the First World War” focuses on the generally forgotten boys, some as young as 10, who enlisted, trained, deployed, fought and sometimes died as uniformed Canadian soldiers in the bloody years of the Great War.

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Posted on Aug 9, 2013 in Books and Movies

Civil War Battlegrounds – Book Review

“Civil War Battlegrounds – The Illustrated History of the War’s Pivotal Battles and Campaigns” covers 18 key battles. Clearly written and easy to follow, t is a good starting point for readers just beginning to study the war, but serious Civil War historians are unlikely to find new information here.

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Posted on May 15, 2013 in Books and Movies

Those Angry Days – Book Review

“Those Angry Days – Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America’s Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941″ examines an interesting, if overlooked, era of American history; more significantly, it explores questions America may face in the near future.

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Posted on Jul 6, 2012 in War College

USS Texas – Last of Its Kind

USS Texas (BB-35) is the world’s last surviving dreadnought. Commissioned in 1912, the batttleship was involved in both world wars and now stands rests in the Port of Houston.

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