BOOK REVIEW posted on 25 FEB 2004 by Scott Parrino
"Like the dreadnoughts that populate its 800 plus pages, Castles of Steel, Robert Massie’s narrative of the Great War at sea, is powerful, inspiring, and constructed on an ambitious scale."
BOOK REVIEW posted on 20 FEB 2004 by Scott Parrino
"No war can be conducted successfully without early and good intelligence." - The Duke of Marlborough
BOOK REVIEW posted on 6 FEB 2004 by Scott Parrino
"The Vietnam War still lives in the books of our time. The Vietnam Era is perhaps the most unresolved of all conflicts Americans have faced. Did America exit a war it was winning or just escape from a battlefield which it could not hold?"
BOOK REVIEW posted on 5 JAN 2004 by Scott Parrino
The Wargamer's Jim Zabek shares a look at a soon to be released biography of Richard the Lionheart.
BOOK REVIEW posted on 21 DEC 2003 by Scott Parrino
Neil Stalker reviews this book about the sinking of the HMS Dunedin by German U-boats and the harrowing stories of 72 men who survived the ordeal.
BOOK REVIEW posted on 8 NOV 2003 by Scott Parrino
"A solid, broad overview of more than twenty-five hundred years of history in one of the more overlooked but important parts of the world."
BOOK REVIEW posted on 7 NOV 2003 by Scott Parrino
Neil Stalker offers this review on a recent compilation on the war against Saddam from the British newspaper, The Daily Telegraph.
BOOK REVIEW posted on 31 OCT 2003 by Scott Parrino
"Herman Knell was a teenager living in Wurzburg, Germany in March of 1945. He personally witnessed the RAF bomb his hometown...This terrifying event drove Knell to years of research on the history, development and effects of area bombing. To Destroy a City is the result of his research."
BOOK REVIEW posted on 30 OCT 2003 by Scott Parrino
"History has, of course, provided us with a plethora of documentation...on the topic of Stalingrad. This book, however, is unique in that it is not told in the cold, analytical manner of a battle analysis; instead, it is told from the perspective of the soldiers."
BOOK REVIEW posted on 15 OCT 2003 by Scott Parrino
A true and moving account of friendship, loss and the obligations the living owe the dead, set against the backdrop of journalism in the later phases of the Vietnam war.
BOOK REVIEW posted on 9 OCT 2003 by Scott Parrino
"Together, they provide over eight hundred pages of detailed information relating to the composition and organization of the armies of all the powers involved in the Napoleonic wars."
BOOK REVIEW posted on 11 SEP 2003 by Scott Parrino
"It is no stretch to say that The Savage Wars of Peace should be required reading for anyone interested in history, foreign policy, or current events."
BOOK REVIEW posted on 21 AUG 2003 by Scott Parrino
"...doesn't overwhelm the reader with esoteric details. In most cases, significant events are given just the right amount of coverage to keep the pages turning as quickly as a Clancy novel."
BOOK REVIEW posted on 1 APR 2003 by Scott Parrino
Mike Dorn reviews this Korean War historical fictional novel from the author of the The Corps books.
BOOK REVIEW posted on 29 MAR 2003 by Scott Parrino
"...at its heart, is a succinct retelling of a transformation of hopeless and demoralized soldiers, thrust into a situation they cannot control yet must master if they are to survive. Along the way, one brilliant leader, full of 'tough love,' enters their lives and together they reach deep into their collective beings, overcoming a terrible situation."
BOOK REVIEW posted on 24 MAR 2003 by Scott Parrino
Michael Spano reviews this historical novel which recounts the expeditions of a Civil War general into Mexico after the South's surrender.
BOOK REVIEW posted on 13 MAR 2003 by Scott Parrino
Jeff Shaara's book is the chronicle of the remainder of the Revolutionary War, as primarily seen through the eyes of George Washington, Nathaniel Greene, Benjamin Franklin, and Charles Cornwallis. Mike Dorn reviews this title in light of Jeff's other works.
BOOK REVIEW posted on 19 FEB 2003 by Scott Parrino
"...author Dennis P. McIntire considers what that great general's presence at the battle would have meant."
BOOK REVIEW posted on 6 FEB 2003 by Scott Parrino
"With the release of GURPS Prime Directive, the creators of this alternate Star Trek universe into the GURPS market, introducing their brand of space adventure to a wider range of gamers."