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Man of War by Charlie Schroeder
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May 23, 12

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Read from January 29 to May 24, 2012

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I was a bit concerned while reading about his first experience during the WWII reenactment that it was going to be one of those "these guys are a bunch of redneck freaks" types of books, but for a Liberal guy immersed in a mostly Conservative past time he did a good job of staying pretty objective. He recounts several conversations he had with several of the reenactors about the "whys and whats" of their involvement and it was really interesting. He even does a lot of name dropping of more recent history authors and their books, reading that he did to to prepare for events he participated in.


Bottom line is that Man of War is an interesting, fairly light-hearted look one of America's lesser known favorite pastimes. He keeps the book light and funny as he traipses through the countryside. Man of War is the perfect book for the History buff in your life. It is more than your typically dry History book, it actually puts you in the middle of the battle and that makes it worth the read.
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