Category Archives: Military

Churchill by Andrew Roberts

Is there anyone, ever, who has lived such a complete life as Winston Churchill? The closest I can come up with is Theodore Roosevelt. Churchill lived 90 years, and every decade of his life would fill the biography of a … Continue reading

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The Reckoning by John Grisham

The Reckoning is a departure from Grisham’s usual legal thrillers. The story is told in three parts. 1. A premeditated crime in rural Mississippi. 2. The Bataan death march (which stands by itself, and doesn’t really drive the story). 3. … Continue reading

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Chasing The Demon by Dan Hampton

Chasing The Demon: A Secret History Of The Quest For The Sound Barrier, And The Band Of American Aces Who Conquered It This book should have been titled: Chasing the Swallow, and subtitled: The history of western civilization during the … Continue reading

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The Writing of American Military History: A Guide

The Writing of American Military History: A Guide: PAM 20-200 I had this idea to that writing Sports History would be similar to writing Military History. I wanted to see if anyone had had that thought before. No. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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The Templars by Dan Jones

The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God’s Holy Warriors The book consists of a long list of battles. Some won, many lost, they start to run into each other on the page. Jones did a lot of research, … Continue reading

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Until Tuesday by Luis Carlos Montalvan

A veteran of combat in the Iraqi war, Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan never imagined the toll his military experiences would take.  After he returned home, wounded and suffering from PTSD, Montalvan struggled with the most mundane of chores – going … Continue reading

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Lost Moon by Jim Lovell

Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13; co-written by Jeffrey Kruger. This book was re-released as “Apollo 13” in 1995 as a tie-in to the movie. By the time Jim Lovell retired from NASA he had more time in … Continue reading

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