Category: Book Reviews

Book Review -Arnhem: the Battle for the Bridges by Anthony Beevor

I’ve been reading a really long time. My mom was amazed at how I was reading even before I went to Kindergarten. She never really had a chance to read to me because of that. For only a little shorter amount of time (like… Continue Reading “Book Review -Arnhem: the Battle for the Bridges by Anthony Beevor”

Book Review – Castles of Steel

When I was much younger (just getting out of college, actually), I read this massive 1000+ page book on the naval arms race between the great powers of Europe leading up to World War I. The book was called Dreadnought: Britain, Germany and the… Continue Reading “Book Review – Castles of Steel”

Book Review – Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-75

I have greatly enjoyed many military history books written by Max Hastings (including an excellent book on the Churchill war years that I haven’t reviewed yet but you should definitely check out). Today, though, I would like to tell you about a magnum opus… Continue Reading “Book Review – Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-75”

Book Review – War at the End of the World: Douglas MacArthur and the Forgotten Fight For New Guinea, 1942-1945

I am an avid military history fan, so give me a good book on World War II, and I’m in heaven. It may take me forever to get through it, depending on the density of the material, but I’ll be enthralled from page 1.… Continue Reading “Book Review – War at the End of the World: Douglas MacArthur and the Forgotten Fight For New Guinea, 1942-1945”

Book Review – How Rome Fell by Adrian Goldsworthy

Given the success my Time of Crisis review, the game about the critical period from 235 – 284 AD when the Roman Empire was in chaos, I thought I would explore one of the best books I’ve ever read on the subject, How Rome… Continue Reading “Book Review – How Rome Fell by Adrian Goldsworthy”

Book Review – The Bloody Triangle by Victor Kamenir

When I was a kid in Elementary school, I studied World War II history like no other subject. I totally exhausted our school library’s books on the topic. Some even called me a warmonger (What? We were in 3rd grade). That love of studying… Continue Reading “Book Review – The Bloody Triangle by Victor Kamenir”

Book Review – Star Trek Legacies #1 – Captain to Captain

I’m a Star Trek fan from way back and have been reading the novels based on the various series and movies since I was a kid. In 2016, Star Trek celebrated its 50th anniversary, with the series first airing in 1966. The iconic images… Continue Reading “Book Review – Star Trek Legacies #1 – Captain to Captain”

Book Review: The Hot War #2 – Fallout – Harry Turtledove

I used to do book reviews for Curled Up With a Good Book, but I stopped for a number of years. However, that hasn’t stopped me from reading. As I have eliminated news posts from this blog for the most part (I’ll explain why… Continue Reading “Book Review: The Hot War #2 – Fallout – Harry Turtledove”