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Tomb of the Panzerwaffe Book Review Published

on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 15:11

I just finished Tomb of the Panzerwaffe: The Defeat of the Sixth SS Panzer Army in Hungary 1945 and really enjoyed it. You can read the full review here.


The Viaz'ma Catastrophe, 1941 Book Review Published

on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:55

Good morning. The Michigan War Studies Review has published my review of Lev Lopukhovsky's The Viaz'ma Catastrophe, 1941: The Red Army's Disastrous Stand against Operation Typhoon. For readers possessing a bit of background knowledge on the subject matter this is a superb book offering new insight into one of the most important campaigns of the Second World War.

If you are interested in how and why the Wehrmacht during Operation Typhoon was able to wreck the most powerful Fronts in the Red Army then I cannot recommend this book enough.

Last Two Flyable Avro Lancaster's Together in UK

on Mon, 08/11/2014 - 20:40

There are 17 intact Avro Lancaster Bombers remaining in the world. Nevertheless, only two are flyable. One is an Avro Lancaster from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, the other is Britain’s and is flown by the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF).

Last week the Canadian Lancaster arrived at RAF Coningby, Lincolnshire, U.K to join its British peer. The two bombers will spend several months touring the UK as part of a busy schedule of 60 airshows.

Armor and Blood Book Review Published

on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:54

Good Afternoon. I just wanted to let everybody know that the Michigan War Studies Review has published my review of Dennis Showalter's Armor and Blood: The Battle of Kursk: The Turning Point of World War II. I am happy to say that this is a wonderful book, unlike the last book I reviewed for them (David Stahel's lamentably lacking Operation Typhoon), especially in terms of introducing the general World War II enthusiast to an accurate and well written description of this very important battle.

New Book Review Published

on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:12

The Michigan War Studies Review (MiWSR) has just published my latest book review. This is my third review for MiWSR (a scholarly journal affiliated with the Michigan War Studies Group) and it is of David Stahel's Operation Typhoon: Hitler's March on Moscow, October 1941. Unlike the previous two work's I have reviewed for MiWSR this is unfortunately a book that I found quite lacking.

Though the book has some commendable qualities, it's overall impact is to further obscure just why and how the Second World War reached the conclusion it did.

Gun Mart Magazine Recommends Why Germany Nearly Won

on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 15:26

The latest issue of Gun Mart Magzine  is now available, and readers can find on its website a recommendation of Why Germany Nearly Won: A New History of the Second World War in Europe.

Gun Mart Magazine praises Why Germany Nearly Won: "There are plenty of books which postulate the opinion of ‘what if’ Germany had won the war, but this book is different. Firstly, the opinion of the title is based on solid research to present a sound argument.

Military History Monthly Reviews and Recommends Why Germany Nearly Won

on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 18:47

Now it may seem like all we have been publishing lately are notices about the great reviews garnered by Globe at War editor Steven Mercatante's book Why Germany Nearly Won: A New History of the Second World War in Europe. However, we do have more great content to come, it's just that lately the reviews have been coming in at a rapid pace. And so here we are again. This time the book review is from Military History Monthly - a UK publication focused upon exploring Britain’s own military history and 20th century conflicts.

In its newly released July 2013 issue Military History Monthly

WWII History Magazine Reviews and Recommends Why Germany Nearly Won

on Wed, 07/03/2013 - 16:13

The August 2013 Issue of WW II History Magazine is now available, and includes for its readers a recommendation of Why Germany Nearly Won: A New History of the Second World War in Europe.

Each month the magazine reviews recent books, and on page 71 of the current issue WWII History praises Why Germany Nearly Won as "an intriguing book that will surely be of great interest to students of World War II. It offers a fresh analysis of why Germany was beaten and poses reasons why it should have won."