Category Archives: Book Review

Reading List (Update):  a WW2 Novel

By | January 23, 2022

[January 23, 2022]  Since America’s stunning self-inflicted debacle in Afghanistan, there has been a growing interest in the Soldier.  What is he thinking, what are his deprivations, his fears and desires, loves, and why would a person ever consider the role of a soldier, Marine, sailor, airman, or coastguardsman?  This thinking is wrapped up with the “woke” military… Read More »

Way of the Warrior Kid

By | November 23, 2021

[November 23, 2021]  Retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink is the author behind the best-selling Warrior Kid book series.1  I just bought his fourth and latest in the series.  Do we need another series of self-help books about “kids?” Given the destruction by well-meaning but misguided politicians in their safe-at-all-costs policies, I think Jocko has hit a home run… Read More »

Reading List (Update):  Brutal Combat

By | October 11, 2021

[October 11, 2021]  The failure of the United States’ retreat from Afghanistan is an epic disaster, the fallout we will face for many decades.  Our television generals and admirals are pontificating from their climate-controlled armchairs and telling us that America’s longest war was unwinnable, immoral, and made the world less safe.  All that Flag Officer preaching is a… Read More »

Reading List (Update):  D-Day

By | April 1, 2021

[April 1, 2021]  If I were asked to name an event in world history that stood out the most, certainly the Allied Invasion of France on 6 June 1944 would be it.  Hundreds of books and articles are written that give us something important; insight into what freed the world from one form of tyranny.  Understanding the events… Read More »