Posted on Aug 6, 2013 in Books and Movies
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.
Posted on Jan 6, 2012 in Books and Movies
Wolfram Grajetzki’s book “Greeks and Parthians in Mesopotamia and Beyond: 331 BC – 224 AD” examines a part of history that is all too often overlooked, when the eastern territories that had been conquered by Alexander the Great were losing ground to a new power, the Parthians.
Posted on Aug 12, 2010 in Books and Movies
A review of Edward N. Luttwak’s book The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire finds the work “interesting but flawed.”
Posted on Jan 13, 2010 in Books and Movies
A review of Empress Zenobia: Palmyra’s Rebel Queen says Pat Southern’s book is a comprehensive yet readable attempt to pick through the meager evidence that is available on the woman who led an army against the Roman Empire-and nearly won.