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Anticipating the next trend in book cover styles

I recently dug out some of the military histories I wrote in the late 1990s-early 2000s, largely because Intruder Books are reissuing some of them and I wanted to check out the old cover designs. 418 more words

Writing

Publicity: Ashley's War - Gayle Lemmon Tzemach

The author of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana is back with another insightful, inside look at a community of women. This time she’s writing about cutting edge Cultural Support Teams—all-woman units of soldiers working alongside Special Operations Teams. 154 more words

Books

Battles that Defined the English Nation (And Thereby Formed the American Culture) IV: The Spanish Armada – England Escapes the Grasp of Spain

As darkness fell on August 7th, 1588, Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, stood on the deck of his great flagship São Martinho… 1,448 more words

Military History

Battles that Defined the English Nation (And Thereby Formed the American Culture) III: The Siege of Orleans – France Maintains its Independence

On April 29th, 1429, Joan of Arc rode into the besieged city of Orleans, in the Loire River Valley of France.  Her prophesied appearance rallied the beleaguered French and, in the heroic actions of the following 9 days, the French forced the English to lift the siege.  1,437 more words

Military History

Battles that Defined the English Nation (And Thereby Formed the American Culture) II: The Battle of Hastings: England is Linked with France and the Continent

English King Harold Godwinson was still in the North, settings things right, after his great victory over King Harald Hardrada of Denmark and Norway, when news arrived that a new challenger for the throne – William. 1,134 more words

Military History

By the year 1,000AD, the Anglo-Saxon Dynasty of England was the longest reigning and one of the most respected dynasties in Western Europe.[1]  However, this was the time of the Vikings, and English Kings (like their French counterparts) had been fighting waves of Northmen since the first Danish raids of 787AD.

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Military History

Soldier Without a Cause? Troubles in Understanding the Vietnam War

When comparing any Vietnam War stories, differing perspectives about the Vietnam War are easily found due to Hollywood’s involvement in the production of the tale and the problem of relative truth. 1,339 more words

American History