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February 10

Bob Mobley is now friends with Nicole

January 29

Scouting with the Buffalo Soldiers by John P Langellier
read in January, 2021
John Langellier's book is an interesting look into the life of a young officer in the U.S. Cavalry during the closing years of the 19th Century carrying out assignments in the New Mexico and Arizona Frontiers before these "regions" become States with ...more

December 19, 2020

This Kind of War by T.R. Fehrenbach
read in December, 2020
Theodore Fehrenbach's book, "This Kind of War" is outstanding in its scope, research, penetrating analysis of the Leaders, events, challenges and geopolitical power politics as any I have ever read about the Korean War. Two of the author's key points ...more

November 24, 2020

Britain's War by Daniel Todman
rated a book it was amazing Britain's War: Into Battle 1937-1941 by Daniel Todman
read in November, 2020
Daniel Todman has written a superb history that truly fits an epic story of the beginning of WWII and Great Britain's position and role in this coming global conflict. Todman covers in an interesting, informative and perceptive manner, the entire ran ...more

November 11, 2020

Countdown 1945 by Chris Wallace
read in October, 2020
This is an excellent history of the challenges and decisions surrounding the use of the atomic bombs on Japan. Chris Wallace and Mitch Weiss have written a superb book looking at the challenges facing President Harry Truman who had just come into bei ...more

September 01, 2020

A History of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East by Heather J. Sharkey
read in August, 2020
Heather Sharkey has written a truly fascinating and informative concise history of the clash of cultures, Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East since the beginning of the Byzantine Empire. If you are interested in the legacies of history, ...more
The Allure of Battle by Cathal J. Nolan
read in August, 2020
Cathay J. Nolan has written a very interesting and compelling study and examination of how wars have been won and lost since Greek times to the present.What makes this an interesting book for those interested in military history and its impacts acros ...more

July 22, 2020

Leadership in War by Andrew Roberts
read in July, 2020
Andrew Roberts has written a superb collection of essays examining well-known war time leaders, from Napoleon to Margaret Thatcher. Roberts has the skills and the writer’s magic to bring his focused subjects to life in a way that enables the reader t ...more

June 29, 2020

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
rated a book it was amazing Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2020
Jocko Willink and Leif Babin have written a superb book on leadership, and what it means in its fullest and broadest applications, and all types of situations. Drawing upon their experience as Navy Seals, in the horrific battles that went on in Ramad ...more
The Kill Chain by Christian Brose
read in June, 2020
This is a provocative, challenging, informative examination and look inside the thinking and mindset of our military, and by related association, our government policy makers. Christian Brose opens the doors to the harsh reality that the United State ...more

May 26, 2020

On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder
rated a book really liked it On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2020
Over this past weekend, I re-read Timothy Snyder’s excellent essays on Twenty lessons from the 20th century that focus on the traps and unintended consequences that are always present in our society that could end up leading to dictatorship and tyran ...more