July 2017 Reading

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July 2017 Reading

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Editado: Jul 26, 2017, 10:29am

So, apart from hardware books, the most significant reading was George Henry Thomas: As True As Steel (B+); while a little bland it does seem to do a good job of placing the man in his times. Home Squadron: The U.S. Navy on the North Atlantic Station (A) was a surprisingly entertaining tale of how the USN relearned how to be a battle fleet.

Jul 26, 2017, 6:51pm

Jul 27, 2017, 3:56pm

I've begun Graff's The Eurasian Way of War, about the parallels between 7C Chinese and Byzantine military writings. As the title hints, Graff argues against the reality of a "Western Way of War" radically different from other military traditions.

Ago 14, 2017, 1:17pm

Finished an interesting Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America by T. J. Stiles. In spite of the subtitle it actually covers Custer's time in the Civil War in detail as well as the post war period. It is more than just a simple biography as it does a pretty decent job of looking at Custer's character and motivations. Not for everyone, but worth the effort if it is a subject you have an interest in.