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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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Posted on Jul 8, 2013 in Books and Movies

Civil War Pittsburgh – Book Review

In ‘Civil War Pittsburgh’ author Len Barcousky weaves selected articles from the city’s Civil War-era newspapers to let readers see the course of the war through the eyes of the people in a single Northern city, one that was a major weapons manufacturer for the Union cause.

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Posted on Jun 18, 2013 in Books and Movies

The Fighting Pattons – Book Review

Brian M. Sobel’s book “The Fighting Pattons” isn’t about the Patton family as much as it is a biography of George S. Patton III, son of the famous World War II general. As such, it fills an important role in examining this overlooked Patton.

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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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