Category Archives: Military

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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The Second World Wars by Victor Davis Hanson

I almost expected the last sentence to read, “Solve for X.” This after reading The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won, which at times read like an insanely long word problem in a Math … Continue reading

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Hero Next Door by Frank A. Burnham

Hero Next Door was published in 1974. It might seem to be wildly out of date and in some ways it is. But I was looking for background information on Civil Air Patrol. 1. Its early history, and 2. how … Continue reading

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