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Up next…Historical Research Methods.
The course addresses the development of core research skills for advanced historical study. Through case studies analyses, the evaluation of different types of historical evidence, and the consideration of how valid research questions are formulated and applied, it is designed to refine the critical thinking, research, and writing skills [...]Continue Reading →
On October 5, 2009 By Rene Tyree
Military. to bend or curve back (the flank units of a military force) so that they face generally to the flank rather than the front.
refuse. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc.http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/refuse (accessed: August 08, 2009).
It is not surprising [...]Continue Reading →
[am-buh-skeyd] noun, verb, -cad⋅ed,
1. an ambush
–verb (used without object)
2. to lie in ambush.
–verb (used with object)
3. to attack from a concealed position; ambush.
1575–85; < MF embuscade, alter. (under influence of OF embuschier) of MF emboscade < OIt imboscata, fem. ptp. of imboscare, v. [...]Continue Reading →
A PBS publicist contacted me today about an upcoming special special, WWII Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West. The six-hour series airs Wednesdays, May 6, 13 and 20, 9:00 – 11:00 p.m., on PBS.
DVDs are on their way so more to come after I view [...]Continue Reading →
On March 8, 2009 By Rene Tyree
I’ve added some titles to my Kindle 2. I own print versions of most of these but want to use the text-to-speech capabilities of the Kindle 2 to review them again while mobile.
Title: The Art of War Author: Antoine de Jomini, Capt. G.H. Mendell, Lieut. W.P. Craighill Format: Kindle Edition [...]Continue Reading →
On January 24, 2009 By Rene Tyree
I am going to begin in earnest to find a suitable topic for my thesis. I don’t expect to have one locked in until I get another course or two under my belt but I am interested in the opinions of many of you who I would consider expert on topics of Civil [...]Continue Reading →
As I finish up my final paper, I’ve gone back to the first book read for my class, ”Studies in U.S. Military History.”
Jill Lepore. The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity. [...]Continue Reading →
Belatedly, I want to mention that I’ve received a pre-publication copy of Noah Andre Trudeau’s Southern Storm: Sherman’s March to the Sea, which I’ll hope to provide a full review of before too long. At first blush, it appears to be an excellent read.
Since this book falls into the [...]Continue Reading →
On July 8, 2008 By Rene Tyree
“How could the army of the most powerful nation on Earth, materially supported on a scale unprecedented in history, equipped with the most sophisticated technology in an age when technology had assumed the role of a god of war, fail to emerge victorious against a numerically inferior force of lightly armed irregulars?”
The above [...]Continue Reading →