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Book Watch: Churchill, Roosevelt & Company: Studies in Character and Statecraft

Review by Chris Murray 12 February 2017 – London, UK Churchill, Roosevelt & Company: Studies in Character and Statecraft By Lewis E. Lehrman; Rowman & Littlefield Publishing, 2017. GBP £19.95 ISBN-10: 0811718980 ISBN-13: 978-0811718981 The ‘Great and Noble Undertaking’ of the Second World War, the largest conflict in human history, confounds the mind. The sheer scale is almost…

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Book Watch: Violence as a Generative Force: Identity, Nationalism, and Memory in a Balkan Community

Review by Chris Murray 24 January 2017 – London, UK Violence as a Generative Force: Identity, Nationalism, and Memory in a Balkan Community By Max Bergholz; Cornell University Press, 2016. USD $35.00 ISBN-10: 1501704923 ISBN-13: 978-1501704925 The Second World War is often viewed in our collective conscious as a clearly demarcated event or period, which began with the…

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Book Watch: All Behind You, Winston: Churchill’s Great Coalition 1940-45

Review by Chris Murray 30 November 2016 – London, UK All Behind You, Winston: Churchill’s Great Coalition 1940-45 By Roger Hermiston; Aurum Press, 2016. GBP £20.00 ISBN-10: 1781313318 ISBN-13: 978-1781313312 As the Nazis spread across Europe, with Hitler claiming each was his last demand, most had no stomach for war. There were, however, outliers who had for years…

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What Happened in Turkey

25 July 2016, Kingston, CA by Chris Murray The world was caught surprised by the attempted coup in Turkey. While Turkey has had relatively frequent interaction with coups since the 1960’s the events of this past weekend were surprising for a number of reasons. Although probably found elsewhere a brief bit of history concerning the relationship between…

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The ‘Best For The Best’ – Reflections On The Canadian Army’s Initial NATO Deployment to Latvia

16 July 2016 – Ottawa, CA by Rob O’Gorman What nature of ground force should Canada deploy to Latvia?  Though publicly available numbers differ, it will likely be a reinforced Army infantry battalion (ie. Battle-Group) of approximately 1,000 personnel.[1]  Though the mission of this organization will likely be multi-faceted, its primary role would be to…

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