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BOOK REVIEWS: Nine More

Posted By Russ Lockwood, Monday, August 12, 2019

And another nine book reviews for your researching pleasure...

Flyby of Six Aircraft Books:
German War Birds: From World War 1 to NATO Ally
The Pocket Encyclopedia of Bombers at War
World War II Airplanes: Volume 1 (Rand McNally)
British Aircraft of World War II (Mondey)
British Aircraft of World War II (Turner)
Brassey's Air Combat Reader: Historic Feats and Aviation Legends

The British at the Gates: The New Orleans Campaign in the War of 1812

The First Crusade

Rebel Brass: The Confederate Command System

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BOOK REVIEWS: Seven More

Posted By Russ Lockwood, Monday, August 5, 2019

Seven more book reviews for your reading pleasure...

BOOK REVIEW: Barbarians Within the Gates of Rome: A Study of Roman Military Policy and the Barbarians Circa 375-425 A.D.

BOOK REVIEW: Boiotia and the Boiotian League: 423-371 B.C.

BOOK REVIEW: Hannibal

BOOK REVIEW: Augustus: The Golden Age of Rome

BOOK REVIEW: Guns at the Forks: Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt

BOOK REVIEW: Great Battles of World War II: Military Encounters That Defined the Future

BOOK REVIEW: Mapping the Civil War: Featuring Rare Maps from the Library of Congress

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HISTORICON 2019 CONVENTION REPORT: New Spaces in New Places

Posted By Russ Lockwood, Friday, July 26, 2019

HISTORICON 2019 CONVENTION REPORT: New Spaces in New Places

Here's my recap of Historicon 2019, with game After Action Reports, some walkabout moments, recap of the Friday Night Membership Meeting, dealer area and flea market musings, and puns and the occasional irreverence -- all in downloadable PDF glory. Enjoy.

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ANOTHER FOUR BOOK REVIEWS: Up on the Historical-Book-Reviews Blog

Posted By Russ Lockwood, Monday, July 22, 2019

Another four book reviews for your reading consideration:

BOOK REVIEW: The Birth of the Republic: 1763-89

BOOK REVIEW: Congress at Princeton: Being the Letters of Charles Thomson to Hannah Thomson June-October 1783

BOOK REVIEW: The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army

BOOK REVIEW: Shanghai 1842-1949: The Rise and Fall of a Decadent City

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HISTORICON 2002 RECAP: One From the Vault

Posted By Russ Lockwood, Wednesday, July 10, 2019

HISTORICON 2002 RECAP: ONE FROM THE VAULT

by Russ Lockwood

One from the MagWeb.com vault: A recap of the HMGS East Historicon 2002 convention. Note that many of the companies mentioned, MagWeb.com included, are no longer around.

The full article, with photos and captions, is best viewed using the attached pdf file.

Here is the opening paragraph:

Once again, the good folks at HMGS East presented a marvelous convention centered around military history and historical miniatures. Hundreds of events allowed you the opportunity to command troops from every era, from ancient Egyptians to modern Americans, and even a little bit beyond. The toughest decision was which event to enter--so many interesting and visually appealing ones. Historicon 2002 was held July 24-28, 2002, at the Lancaster Host Resort on Rte 30, just east of Lancaster, PA, and took up just about every nook and cranny of the resort center...

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SEVEN MORE BOOK REVIEWS: Up on the Historical-Book-Reviews Blog

Posted By Russ Lockwood, Friday, June 28, 2019

Another seven book reviews for your reading consideration:

BOOK REVIEW: German and Russian Tank Models: 1939-1945

BOOK REVIEW: Hitler's Wave-Breaker Concept: An Analysis of the German End Game in the Baltic

BOOK REVIEW: Artilleries Francaises: De la Revolution et du Premier Empire

BOOK REVIEW: Dixie Betrayed: How the South Really Lost the War

BOOK REVIEW: The German High Command at War: Hindenburg and Ludendorff Conduct World War I

BOOK REVIEW: How Far From Austerlitz? Napoleon 1805-1815

BOOK REVIEW: One-Hour Skirmish Wargames: Fast Play Diceless Rules for Small Unit Actions from Napoleonics to Sci-Fi

All at: https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/Historical-Book-Reviews

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THREE MORE BOOK REVIEWS: Up on the Historical-Book-Reviews Blog

Posted By Russ Lockwood, Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Another three book reviews for your reading consideration:

BOOK REVIEW: Fallschirmjager: German Paratroopers 1937-1941

BOOK REVIEW: The Battle That Stopped Rome: Emperor Augustus, Arminius, and the Slaughter of the Legions in the Teutoburg Forest

BOOK REVIEW: Riflemen: The History of the 5th Battalion 60th (Royal American) Regiment 1797-1818

All at: https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/Historical-Book-Reviews

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FOUR MORE BOOK REVIEWS: Up on the Historical-Book-Reviews Blog

Posted By Russ Lockwood, Thursday, June 13, 2019

Another four book reviews for your reading consideration:

BOOK REVIEW: B-29 Combat Missions: First-Hand Accounts of Superfortress Operations Over the Pacific and Korea

BOOK REVIEW: Arab-Israeli Wars

BOOK REVIEW: Under the Guns: New York 1775-1776

BOOK REVIEW: Red Storm on the Reich: The Soviet March on Germany 1945

All at:
https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/Historical-Book-Reviews

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FIVE NEW BOOK REVIEWS: Up on the HMGS Historical Book Reviews blog...

Posted By Russ Lockwood, Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Another five book reviews for your reading considerations:

BOOK REVIEW: Frederick the Great by Nancy Mitford

BOOK REVIEW: William Shakespeare Without the Boring Bits: A Brief Guide, by Peter Ackroyd

BOOK REVIEW: The German Generals Talk: Startling Revelations from Hitler's High Command, by B. H. Liddell Hart

BOOK REVIEW: Dunkirk: A Patriotic Myth, by Nicholas Harman

BOOK REVIEW: Das Reich: The Military Role of the 2nd SS Division, by James Lukas



https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/Historical-Book-Reviews

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NEWS: Historical Book Reviews blog Adds Another Five Book Reviews

Posted By Russ Lockwood, Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Five new book reviews covering variety of topics, though mostly WWII, were added to Historical Book Reviews blog on the HMGS site.

https://www.hmgs.org/blogpost/1779451/Historical-Book-Reviews

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