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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 Dec 11, 2013 in Books and Movies

Miracles and Massacres – Book Review

The 12 stories in Glenn Beck’s “Miracles and Massacres,” ranging from the Revolutionary War period to the modern day, succeed in presenting history ‘in a much more vivid and real way’ though they fail to present a complete picture of each event.

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Posted on Dec 10, 2013 in Books and Movies

Hell or Richmond – Book Review

Ralph Peters’ “Hell or Richmond” historical novel brings the story of Ulysses Grant’s 1864 Overland Campaign (The Wilderness Campaign) alive as few writers can, with vivid, expertly crafted and exciting prose that expresses this grim conflict.

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Posted on Oct 11, 2013 in Books and Movies

The Last Battle – Book Review

“The Last Battle” tells the true story of a group of French political prisoners, some American tankers with a single tank, two Austrian resistance fighters, an SS colonel, and a Werhmacht unit fighting together to stave off repeated SS assaults.

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Posted on Aug 23, 2013 in Books and Movies

The Guns at Last Light – Book Review

“The Guns at Last Light” concludes Rick Atkinson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning World War II trilogy. It will appeal to anyone looking to understand not just the grand advances of the Allied forces, but the human side of 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 Aug 6, 2013 in Books and Movies

The Hard Slog – Book Review

In “The Hard Slog: Australians in the Bougainville Campaign, 1944-45,” Karl James, Senior Historian at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, takes a fresh evaluation of the role and effectiveness of Australian troops as WW2 ground toward its end.

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