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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 Aug 1, 2011 in Books and Movies

An Airman’s Story – DVD Review

"An Airman’s Story: Duty, Honor, Country The Legacy Lives On" is an independent, hour-long documentary focusing primarily on the American pilots who flew F105s and F4 Phantoms against the Communist MiGs during the Vietnam War.

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Posted on May 11, 2011 in Books and Movies

Wartorn 1861 – 2010: DVD Review

Wartorn 1861–2010 may be tough to watch in its exploration of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from the American Civil War to modern times, but its information is essential for veterans and their families and friends coping with PTSD.

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Posted on Mar 18, 2011 in Books and Movies

Shadow of Shiloh – Book Review

"Shadow of Shiloh" is a well-documented and long-overdue biography of Gen. Lew Wallace, focusing on whether or not his tardy arrival on the field at Shiloh deserves to hang over his reputation like a shadow.

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Posted on Mar 9, 2011 in Books and Movies

Winter in Wartime – Movie Review

'Winter in Wartime,' named best Dutch film in 2008, is part war film, part suspense thriller, part loss-of-innocence character study set against the Netherlands' 'Hunger Winter' of 1944 - 45. It debuts in America March 18, 2011.

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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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