Monday, October 30, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
This note comes from Clay Ramsey of ASIATICFLEET.com. Jim Hornfischer's new book "SHIP OF GHOSTS" is featured in an exceprt called "the street fight in the sunda strait" in this month's issue of Naval History magazine. Also, in that same issue, the book "Shattered Sword" by Jon Parshall and Tony Tully, has been added to their "bookshelf" for the year 2006. This means, in
essence, they regard it as a "must-read" book. So, if you don't already subscribe, go to a bookstore and get a copy of this month's Naval History! These books are also supported by the DVD "LAST STAND OF USS HOUSTON" by Vic Campbell.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Monday, October 16, 2006
"Knowing the Enemy-Jihadist Ideology and the War on Terror" by Mary Habeck
"Floridian of His Century-The Courage of Governor Leroy Collins" by Martin Dyckman. (Dyckman just retired as #2 editor of the St. Pete Times and as such is a very unapologetic liberal).
"Washington's Secret War-The Hidden History of Valley Forge" by Thomas Fleming (A Smithsonian Book)
"1812-The War That Forged a Nation" by Walter Borneman
...........and suggstion from Vic -RE 1812 - "Struggle for The Gulf Coast Borderlands" by Owsley.
Friday, October 13, 2006
Thursday, October 12, 2006
"Cotton (TheBiography of A Revolutionary Fiber)" by Yafra. A great insight into the world economy and conflict over time as it relates to the fiber itself.
"Mayflower A Story of Courage, Community, and War" by Philbrik
"Benjamin Franklin: An American Life" by Isaacson - an excellent follow up to "JohnAdams by McCullough" and "1776" also by McCullough
"Johanna" .. by Jennifer Brune. A Book by a local Sussex County new author . Interesting story-line takes a young reader into several known books of the past to make sure one of the (usually minor) characters deos something that will "move the story along" ... or else the book will fail.
"Playing For Time" by Alford: an excellent overview of the last days of the Asiatic Fleet in WWII as it was thrust against the IJN in a desperate attempt to stall the Japanese. I met Wicke Aflord (Capt. USN, Ret) at the Asiatic Fleet Reunion in Asheville in April.