BOOK REVIEW posted on 23 JUL 2005 by Scott Parrino
"As in the first part, The Fires of Pride combines human interest with detailed and highly believable descriptions of military operations, logistics and engineering."
BOOK REVIEW posted on 10 JUL 2005 by Scott Parrino
Al Berke takes a look at the latest edition to the Royal Naval Museum's Nelson Letters Project with some 507 new letters from Nelsons writings edited and prepared in Colin White's Nelson - The New Letters. This title serves as a preview to the additional hundreds of documents that are still being edited, and as a commemoration of the Battle of Trafalgar, which took place just over 200 years ago.
BOOK REVIEW posted on 9 JUL 2005 by Scott Parrino
"...Prevas combines a personal familiarity with the primary historical sources with a personal taste for adventure and desire to see the lands in question first-hand. The product of his works and travel ends up being a combination of historical retelling and travelogue."
BOOK REVIEW posted on 3 JUL 2005 by Scott Parrino
Mike Dorn gives his impressions on three separate books about the Knights Templar with each book bringing a different spin to coverage on the Knights Templar, and all three offer a wealth of information that assist in the understanding of the Order, though with much different approaches.
BOOK REVIEW posted on 30 JUN 2005 by Scott Parrino
The Wargamer's Aaron McKenna takes a look at William Trotter's Winter Fire, a book set during the Continuation War of 1941 – 1944 in Finland, following the path of a former orchestral conductor turned unwilling soldier.
BOOK REVIEW posted on 12 JUN 2005 by Scott Parrino
A reasonably solid, broad overview of twenty-two centuries of a place whose people have fundamentally shaped the history of Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
BOOK REVIEW posted on 15 MAY 2005 by Scott Parrino
Colonel Bill reviews two volumes of work that examine the deadliest weapon in Napoleon's vast military arsenal.
BOOK REVIEW posted on 14 MAY 2005 by Scott Parrino
John Walsh offers his two cents on Will Trotter's epic novel about the American Civil.
BOOK REVIEW posted on 15 APR 2005 by Scott Parrino
Mike Dorn reviews W.E.B. Griffin's latest thriller, a modern tale of counterterrorism.
BOOK REVIEW posted on 31 MAR 2005 by Scott Parrino
Colonel Bill reviews a two volume set on the last war where pageantry as well as weapons ruled the battlefields of Europe.
BOOK REVIEW posted on 26 OCT 2004 by Scott Parrino
What do Herbie the Love Bug, the Kubelwagon, and Hitler all have in common? Volkswagen.
BOOK REVIEW posted on 3 OCT 2004 by Scott Parrino
"Over the last 20 years I have read many accounts of the fighting on the Eastern Front both as memoirs and as third party histories. Of those accounts I would rate Panzer Operations as one of the best."
BOOK REVIEW posted on 29 AUG 2004 by Scott Parrino
"The author Anna Lanyon is an Australian academic who specialises in Latin America history. In this book she takes us on her journey of discovery as she travels through Spain and Mexico uncovering the history of Cortes and his family."
BOOK REVIEW posted on 21 JUL 2004 by Scott Parrino
"...contains thirteen essays concerning the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944 written by twelve well known British and American historians."
BOOK REVIEW posted on 7 MAY 2004 by Scott Parrino
"...is an attempt by the author to dig deeply into Chamberlain’s personal life through records, letters, and other resources, as well as personal accounts written by others who knew Chamberlain."
BOOK REVIEW posted on 4 MAY 2004 by Scott Parrino
"...is one of Osprey Publishing’s Men-at-Arms series and the second volume describing the history, organization, uniforms, and equipment of British forces that fought in Portugal, Spain, and southern France from 1808-1814, known as the Peninsular War."
BOOK REVIEW posted on 30 APR 2004 by Scott Parrino
"...tells the story of both one man and the many men who followed him through World War II, and from there into the political wars of peacetime."
BOOK REVIEW posted on 31 MAR 2004 by Scott Parrino
"A work that may not be what the author intended, but provides an excellent view of an ordinary man who rises to an extraordinary circumstance and quite possibly saves the Union."
BOOK REVIEW posted on 24 MAR 2004 by Scott Parrino
"In addition to the land defenses on the Atlantic coast and the Franco-German border, there were the East and South Walls, field works, submarine pens, underground factories, and of course shelters for Adolf Hitler and his aides. One gets the impression that the Germans tried to put everything of value under a thick shield."