Review – Why We Lost: A General’s Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars by Daniel Bolger. Kindle Edition, 565 pages. Published November 11, 2014 by Mariner Books. ASIN: B00KEWAP04 I first published this on Goodreads back in 2014. Someone recently liked it, and the notification caused me to go back and reread it. I'm a …

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Review – Spain in our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939

Spain in our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939 by Adam Hochschild, Hardcover, 464 pages. Published 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0547973180 "...if you were against Hitler and Mussolini before Dec. 7, 1941, you were a premature anti-fascist." -Representative Martin Dies, House Un-American Activities Committee Adam Hochschild notes that many American veterans …

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Review – The First World War by Hew Strachan & The First World War by John Keegan

The First World War By John Keegan Hardback, 475 pages. Published 1999 by Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN: 0--375-40052-4 The First World War By Hew Strachan Hardback, 364 pages. Published 2003 by Viking. ISBN: 0-670-03295-6 Hew Strachan and John Keegan are unquestionably among the foremost British military historians of our day, and both produced single volume …

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Review – The Sling and the Stone: On War in the 21st Century

The Sling and the Stone: On War in the 21st Century by Colonel Thomas X. Hammes, USMC Paperback, 321 pages. Published 2006 by Zenith Press. ISBN: 978-0-7603-2407-3 Written as the Iraq war was careening off a cliff and published in 2006, just before President Bush's decision to "surge" in Iraq, The Sling and the Stone …

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Review – Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision Makers

Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision Makers By Richard E. Neustadt and Ernest R. May Paperback, 329 pages. Published 1986 by The Free Press. ISBN: 0-02-922791-7 I first read Neustadt and May's book as a student at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, I think on the recommendation of Dr. …

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