Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs: Unconventional Warfare in the Ancient World - Adrienne Mayor
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by Chris Buckham
8M ago
This review has been submitted to Ancient History Magazine  Title: Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs: Unconventional Warfare in the Ancient World Author: Adrienne Mayor ISBN: 978-0-691-21108-4 Publisher: Princeton University Press Year: 2022 Softcover Pages: 384 Photos/Maps: 43/3 In the realm of historical literature, it is rare to come across a work as intriguing and meticulously researched as "Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs" by Adrienne Mayor. This book takes readers on an enthralling journey through the fascinating world of ancient weapons and warfare, shedd ..read more
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Dunkirchen 1940: The German View of Dunkirk - Robert Kershaw
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by Chris Buckham
8M ago
This review has been submitted to the Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research (JSAHR). Title: Dunkirchen 1940: The German View of Dunkirk Author: Robert Kershaw ISBN: 978-1-4728-5437-7 Publisher: Osprey Year: 2022 Hardcover Pages: 352 "Dunkirk 1940: The German View of Dunkirk" by Robert Kershaw offers a unique and invaluable perspective on one of the most pivotal events of World War II. While Dunkirk is often associated with the heroic evacuation of British and Allied forces from the beaches of France, Kershaw's book delves into the German viewpoint, shedding light on their strate ..read more
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Justinian’s Flea: Plague, Empire and the Birth of Europe - William Rosen
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by Chris Buckham
8M ago
Title: Justinian’s Flea: Plague, Empire and the Birth of Europe Author: William Rosen ISBN: 978-0-670-03855-8 Publisher: Viking Press Year: 2007 Hardcover Pages: 367 Maps: 1  William Rosen's "Justinian's Flea" is a captivating journey through the Byzantine Empire, centered around the monumental reign of Emperor Justinian I, but with an unexpected twist—the microbe Yersinia pestis, responsible for the bubonic plague. Through meticulous research and eloquent storytelling, Rosen seamlessly weaves together history, science, and the human drama of one of the most devastating pandemics in hum ..read more
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The Book of Five Rings - Miyamoto Musashi
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by Chris Buckham
8M ago
Title: The Book of Five Rings Author: Miyamoto Musashi ISBN: 978-1-61180-640-3 Publisher: ShambalaYear: 1193 Softcover Pages: 173 Miyamoto Musashi's "The Book of Five Rings" is a timeless classic in the world of martial arts and strategy. Written by one of Japan's most renowned swordsmen and warriors in the 17th century, this book transcends its origins to offer valuable insights into strategy, leadership, and life itself. Musashi's treatise is divided into five books, each focusing on a specific aspect of strategy and combat. These books are Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and Void, representing d ..read more
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Cyberspace in Peace and War 2nd Ed - Martin C. Libicki
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by Chris Buckham
8M ago
This review has been submitted to the RCAF Journal Title: Cyberspace in Peace and War Author: Martin C. Libicki ISBN: 978-1-68427-586-7 Publisher: Naval Institute Press Year: 2021 Hardcover Pages: 492 In the ever-evolving landscape of modern warfare and diplomacy, the concept of cyberspace has emerged as a critical domain that shapes international relations, security, and conflict. Martin C. Libicki's book, Cyberspace in Peace and War, delves into this complex and rapidly changing realm with a comprehensive analysis that provides invaluable insights into the dynamics of cyberspace in both tim ..read more
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The Planning and Preparations for the Battle of Kursk Vol 1 - Valeriy Zamulin (translated by Stuart Britton)
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by Chris Buckham
8M ago
This review has been submitted to the Canadian Army Journal  Title: The Planning and Preparations for the Battle of Kursk Vol 1 Author: Valeriy Zamulin (translated by Stuart Britton) ISBN: 978-1-914059-22-3 Publisher: Helion and Company Year: 2021 Softcover Pages: 565 Photographs/maps: 36/7 Valeriy Zamulin's "The Planning and Preparations for the Battle of Kursk Vol 1" is a remarkable addition to the extensive literature on World War II. This meticulously researched and expertly crafted volume offers a comprehensive exploration of the planning and preparations that led up to one of the m ..read more
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Theirs the Strife: The Forgotten Battles of British Second Army and Armeegruppe Blumentritt, April 1945 - John Russell
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by Chris Buckham
8M ago
This review has been submitted to Iron Cross Magazine  Title: Theirs the Strife: The Forgotten Battles of British Second Army and Armeegruppe Blumentritt, April 1945 Author: John Russell ISBN: 978-1-914059-39-1 Publisher: Helion and Company Year: 2020 Softcover Pages: 502 Photographs/maps: 97/100 In "Theirs the Strife," John Russell delves deep into the often-overlooked events of April 1945, focusing on the lesser-known battles between the British Second Army and Armeegruppe Blumentritt during the waning days of World War II. Russell's meticulous research and engaging narrative shed ligh ..read more
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The History of the Panzerwaffe Vol 3: The Panzer Division - Thomas Anderson
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by Chris Buckham
8M ago
This review has been submitted to Military History Online. Title: The History of the Panzerwaffe Vol 3: The Panzer Division Author: Thomas Anderson ISBN: 978-1-4728-3389-1 Publisher: Osprey Year: 2020 Hardcover Pages: 288 Photos/Maps: 100’s/0 Thomas Anderson's "The History of the Panzerwaffe Vol 3: The Panzer Division" is a meticulously crafted and insightful addition to the study of World War II military history. In this volume, Anderson delves into the evolution, strategies, and impact of the German Panzer divisions, shedding light on their pivotal role in shaping the course of the war. Wit ..read more
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U-Boat Commander Oskar Kusch: Anatomy of a Nazi-Era Betrayal and Judicial Murder - Eric C. Rust
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by Chris Buckham
8M ago
This review has been submitted to Iron Cross Magazine Title: U-Boat Commander Oskar Kusch: Anatomy of a Nazi-Era Betrayal and Judicial Murder Author: Eric C. Rust ISBN: 978-1-68247-514-0 Publisher: Naval Institute Press Year: 2020 Hardcover Pages: 340 Photos/Maps: 25/0  Eric Rust’s “U-Boat Commander Oskar Kusch: Anatomy of a Nazi-Era Betrayal and Judicial Murder" offers a meticulous and deeply researched examination of a harrowing chapter in history. Anchored in the Atlantic Theatre of Operations, this book delves into the life, trial, and ultimate fate of Oskar Kusch, a U-Boat commander ..read more
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Panzerartillerie: Firepower for the Panzer Divisions - Thomas Anderson
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by Chris Buckham
8M ago
This review has been submitted to Military History Online. Title: Panzerartillerie: Firepower for the Panzer Divisions Author: Thomas Anderson ISBN: 978-1-4728-2024-2 Publisher: Osprey Year: 2019 Hardcover Pages: 255 Photos/Maps: 100’s/0  "Firepower for the Panzer Divisions" by Thomas Anderson is a comprehensive and meticulously researched book that delves into the critical role of panzer artillery in the success of the German Panzer Divisions during World War II. Anderson's work provides a deep understanding of how the combination of tanks and artillery formed a formidable force that sh ..read more
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