Book Review: Leningrad: State of Siege

Leningrad: State of Siege by Michael Jones My rating: 4 of 5 stars Westerners tend to think of their losses, sacrifices, etc., when thinking about WWII, and Americans in particular like to "brag" on how not only did they save the world twice in less than 35 years, but "won" WWII. I'm an American with …

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Book Review: Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power

Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power by Sheila A. Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars Before I say anything about this book, I need to confess I know the author (to whatever degree), highly respect her expertise on Japan (she's the Council on Foreign Relations' Senior Fellow for Japan), so this commentary and …

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My Years In Books: 2019

Every year, I participate in the Goodreads Annual Reading Challenge. At the beginning of each year, you set a goal for how many books you’ll read that year. Goodreads keeps track of your running total and then lets you know how you’ve done and what percentage of your goal you met. You can also see …

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Book Review: Blitzkrieg: From the Rise of Hitler to the Fall of Dunkirk

Blitzkrieg: From the Rise of Hitler to the Fall of Dunkirk by Len Deighton My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was a pretty good book, but it had some information and assertions that surprised me. I've spent my whole life as a war buff, spent much of my youth consumed with WW II, thought …

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