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Posted on Nov 9, 2012 in Books and Movies

Kiev 1941 – Book Review

‘Kiev 1941; Hitler’s Battle for Supremacy in the East’ is a well-written discussion, not just of the Battle of Kiev, but of the progress and outlook for Barbarossa as a whole, a book with the premise that “The battle was not the seamless encounter often portrayed.”

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Posted on Feb 2, 2012 in Books and Movies

The Rogue Republic – Book Review

“The Rogue Republic,” by William C. Davis, gives a detailed account of a little-known event in the history of North America, the brief life of the independent Republic of West Florida and the colorful characters behind its creation.

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Posted on Aug 29, 2011 in Books and Movies

Atlas of Empires – Book Review

“Atlas of Empires” explores the rise and fall of empires from the ancient world through the colonial era, examining the motivations behind them, the philosophies that contributed to their longevity, and the causes of their decline.

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Posted on Mar 7, 2011 in Books and Movies

The War that Killed Achillies – Book Review

Though her book ‘The War that Killed Achilles’ is in large part a summary of the ‘Iliad,’ Caroline Alexander highlights how the poem revolves around Achilles’ anger, his motives for quitting the fight and his further decision to again don his armor.

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Posted on Feb 22, 2011 in Books and Movies

Lords of the Sea – Book Review

John R. Hale’s book ‘Lords of the Sea: The Epic Story of the Athenian Navy and the Birth of Democracy’ has a strong exposition of the Peloponnesian War, and deftly handles its ebbs and flows and the disastrous military defeats.

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