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Madigan Again
Madigan Again
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5.0 out of 5 stars Madigan Makes it again, February 14, 2015
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Madigan makes it again. She continually comes across with contemporary humor reflecting the times. Be careful when listening to this as you drive - I had to pull over because she was so funny I thought I'd lose control. Great material on the US Army in Afghanistan - all in good taste and not at the expense of our service men and women.


America: Imagine a World without Her
America: Imagine a World without Her
by Dinesh D'Souza
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5.0 out of 5 stars Above and beyond the movie, August 7, 2014
. Dinesh expands on his hit movie with this book, adding additional material or expanding the concepts he discusses in the movie. I bought this for my wife who read it in three days. I in turn read it in the same time and think this should be mandatory reading for young adults who need to hear the truth about what America truly stands for.


Khartoum: The Ultimate Imperial Adventure
Khartoum: The Ultimate Imperial Adventure
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4.0 out of 5 stars Chinese Gordon lives again..., June 30, 2014
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Until this time, my experience with Khartoum largely came from the 1966 Charleton Heston movie by the same name. Forget it - this books sets straight what occurred during this 'way station' of British imperialism where the actions of a single actor (the Mahdi) strangely sound all to familiar with the events of the day. Here an action in the middle of a place many Britons didn't have a clue existed, caused a Parliament and Prime Minister to pivot public policy for an end state many didn't understand. I didn't know what interested me more - what it took to get Gladstone to engage in this action using Major General Charles 'Chines' Gordon, or the actual campaign which to this point I believed is what the 1966 movie depicted (it's fun to rewatch the movie once you've read the book and see how much fiction the movie actually is). While it does have a rather slow start (bear with it, it does get better), I truly enjoyed reading Gordon's and the Mahdi's plans and their interactions, which ultimately brought about the situation in the Sudan to this day.


The Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the World
The Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the World
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read for the World War I history buff, June 20, 2014
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On first glance, one would think this is just about the pivotal Battle of the Marne, when in fact it covers in superb detail, all the battles that ranged across the Franco-German border those 60 (+) days following that faithful mobilization of the great powers, giving you the feel of the command and control issues facing the British, French, and German Generals, as well as the changing tide of war from the near victorious Germans (following the initial 'Battle of the Frontiers') to the collapse of von Moltke's command and control of the wayward 1st and 2nd German Armies, that eventually culminated into the great cataclysm of the First World War


Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey, Season 3
Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey, Season 3
DVD ~ Maggie Smith
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best one yet, November 27, 2013
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The best season yet developed, with a cliff hanger at the end. Two key characters leave the series opening the door to new, fresh faces.


History of Warfare: The Second World War in the Far East
History of Warfare: The Second World War in the Far East
by H. P. Willmott
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5.0 out of 5 stars For a little more 'behind the scenes' of the Pacific Theater, November 27, 2013
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A great book that brings in additional information about the Pacific Theater not found in conventional history book. Superbly written


July 1914: Countdown to War
July 1914: Countdown to War

4.0 out of 5 stars Sad anniversary on the horizen, July 9, 2013
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July 1914 is an extremely detailed account of the weeks Europe went through from that tragic day of Jun 28 until the armies marches towards oblivion in early Aug 1914.

Amazingly enough - the ensuring war (WWI) brough about by the the murder of the archduke should nevr had happended with all that was occuringing throughout Europe, but due to the incredible, slow motion bungeling of the Austrians, coupled with the political dilema Germany faced, reading this book is like watching a massive train wreck only in slow motion. Great reference material


Stalin / Assassination Tango (Robert Duvall)
Stalin / Assassination Tango (Robert Duvall)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Stalin - a summary, April 26, 2013
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Robert Duvall plays a very impressive if not convincing Joe Stalin in this movie. While the movie captures major of the key highlights during his reign of terror as the Soviet leader, many aspects are bluured or outwardly 'skipped' (such as nearly all of WWII and what he did here). For either lack of time (or money), much of the post WWII aspects are virtually eliminated, save his final death scene (fairly accurate).

Overall, a good depiction of the ruthless Soviet leader by an extremely talented actor.


World War II Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis, and the West
World War II Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis, and the West
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best kept secrets, April 17, 2013
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I orginally saw this on the History Channel and was intrigud by this thesis, so I picked up the book as reference. Best decision ever - there is far more detail about all the 'back door' deals that went on behind closed doors than the History Channel TV show outlined. Great reading for the WWII history buff


The World America Made
The World America Made
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Insights of America's Role in the world, April 12, 2012
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Kagan superbly captures an image of a world without the impact of America as a factor in shaping global events of the past. There isn't a day that passes where someone is bashing the United States for it's involvement (or intervention depending on your point of view), which makes this piece incredible refreshing to read the good America has done.


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