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Sunday Maritime Book Review: Thunder in the Night

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On April 27, 2008
In early 1972 the heavy cruiser Newport News deployed to Southeast Asia. Newport News was one of the last of the big gun cruisers, commissioned in 1949 and carrying 9 8-inch guns with an automatic reload system that allowed the cruiser to fire ninety shells per minute. The cruiser was playing a role similar to […]

Fronting

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On February 28, 2008

Feral Mom admits to having conversed from time to time about books she hasn’t actually read. [A]s I reflect on my literary sins, I have to admit that Pride and Prejudice is just the tip of this

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Sunday Maritime Book Review: Stalin’s Ocean-Going Fleet

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On February 24, 2008
Jurgen Rohwer and Mikhail Monakov wrote Stalin’s Ocean-Going Fleet in 2001, after the opening of Soviet archives had let considerable light onto Soviet Navy doctrinal and procurement decisions during the Stalin period. Rohwer is a German historian, and Monakov a Russian naval officer. The book concentrates on the period from 1935-1953, but inevitably compares that […]

Awards

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On January 22, 2008

About he best I can say about this award is that winning it might be slightly more prestigious than emerging victorious from a mayonnaise-eating contest. Perusing the list of some of the finalists, we

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