Category Archives: Military

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 It might seem to be wildly out of date and in some ways it is.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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Saving Italy by Robert M. Edsel

In his earlier work, The Monuments Men, Edsel told of the bravery and skill of World War II military men assigned to protect and save Europe’s historical buildings and art treasures from injury and loss during the war.  It was such … Continue reading

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P-51 Bomber Escort by William Hess

P-51 Bomber Escort: BB Weapons Book No. 26 This book came out in 1971 as part of Ballantine’s Illustrated History of the Twentieth Century. In Junior High and High School I read a number of these books. I owned two … Continue reading

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