Stanley Parker's time in Vietnam has a beginning, but no middle, and no real end. It's like it exists in a dream state, like where suddenly you find yourself in the middle of the night. You're there, things happen, and then you wake up...
That Jackson got all these people to work together against the British in a time of great uncertainty for a new nation is probably the real miracle.
The fascinating thing about history is how we absorb it, how the same event can have far different effects on each individual. When it comes to reading about history, our enjoyment of a particular subject is often contingent on our overall experience with it. Usually, something has led us to that moment where we pick... Continue Reading →
Sometimes you get lucky. I had seen this book before at the bookstore, but I passed it up. Lately, though, I’ve been bingeing on Black Ops 3 on the old Xbox Uno, and I thought the future warfare offered up by Unbreakable might dove-tail with that game. In some ways, it does. But here’s why... Continue Reading →
“There was no stand down order!” I’ve seen that a lot regarding both the book and the subsequent movie. You know, because everyone was there. But we’ll get to that later. It’s a super-fun topic. First: the book! I’m reviewing this now because certain elections are in the rear-view mirror. The book is clearly meant... Continue Reading →