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Every so often in the last twenty years, as American soldiers have fought in Iraq or Iran or Afghanistan, a football player has found himself on the wrong side of public opinion (or the loudmouth version …
posted a Quick Tip about USS Cod. August 25, 2009
Photo of the Cod
A great thing to do in Cleveland...Tour the Cod!
reviewed USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109). August 05, 2009
USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109)
Today the USS Jason Dunham was christened. She is the 59th destroyer in our current fleet. She is also named after a marine who was killed in Iraq by an grenade weilding insurgent who also injured …
reviewed Navy men,. September 12, 2008
Navy men,
James B. Connolly was an interesting figure. The first Olympic champion of the modern era (he won a silver medal, then the first-place award, in triple jump at the 1896 games), he was by his own telling …
reviewed Destroyer from America. June 08, 2008
Destroyer from America
In the Introduction to "Destroyer from America," first published in 1942, author John Fernald writes, "It is not always realized what a comparatively small proportion of our sailors are fated to take …
reviewed Days of Infamy. June 01, 2008
Days of Infamy
I was only moderately impressed with "Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8, 1941," the first title in Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen's alternative-history series about World War 2 in the Pacific. …
reviewed Days of Infamy. April 13, 2008
Days of Infamy
I previously picked up a copy of Pearl Harbor by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen. Much to my surprise, it was far better than I expected, and gave me a greater appreciation of Pearl when we visited …
The World's Worst Warships: The Failures and
As celebrated author Antony Preston notes in his introduction, the question of warship design can easily sound like a boring backwater of naval history. This is especially true once it becomes clear that …
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