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Posted on Jun 3, 2013 in Books and Movies

WW II from Space – DVD Review

The ‘hook’ in ‘WWII from Space’ – images shot from space, on which information overlaid – sounds good but isn’t particularly impressive; however, the content and the other visuals make this DVD of a program from HISTORY well worth owning.

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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 Apr 11, 2013 in Books and Movies

Elihu Washburne – Book Review

“Elihu Washburne: The Diary and Letters of America’s Minister to France During the Siege and Commune of Paris” provides a personal account of the inner workings of American diplomacy under under extremely difficult circumstances.

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Posted on Mar 8, 2013 in Books and Movies

The Civil War in Color – Book Review

“The Civil War in Color” is a fascinating coffee-table sized book that adds life to “dusty images of a dustier past.” Period photographs have been electronically “cleaned up” to improve image quality and then colorized with careful attention to detail.

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Posted on Feb 26, 2013 in Books and Movies

The Guerrilla Factory – Book Review

“The Guerrilla Factory: The Making of Special Forces Officers, the Green Berets,” by Tony Schwalm, presents insights into the world of Special Forces, presented in a narrative style that makes the book hard to put down.

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Posted on Feb 13, 2013 in Books and Movies

A Wicked War – Book Review

Amy S. Greenberg’s “A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico,” covers the political decisions and actions that led to what U.S. Grant later called a wicked war.

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Posted on Jan 9, 2013 in Books and Movies

Narrow Escapes of World War II – DVD Review

The 4-DVD set “Narrow Escapes of World War II” from Athena Learning is the original, uncut UK version of these gripping tales of desperation and courage, and features over an hour of footage not shown when the series ran on The Military Channel in the US.

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