Category Archives: NFB Reading List

The NFB Reading List: War Made New

War Made New – Max Boot (2006) The entry I have read the most recently, but one that fully deserves its place here. A foreign affairs expert, Boot has for his subject here, the oft-debated “Revolutions in Military Affairs”, or … Continue reading

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The NFB Reading List – Dispatches

Dispatches – Michael Herr (1977) The books that I have covered so far have all been generally coherent and simple enough works, with a clear theme and narrative focus. They all generally had a goal and some kind of lesson … Continue reading

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The NFB Reading List – Berlin: The Downfall 1945

Berlin: The Downfall 1945 – Anthony Beevor (2007) Accomplished and immanently successful, Anthony Beevor turned his attention to the end of World War Two in Europe here, with a complete overview of the Eastern Front campaigns of 1945, culminating in … Continue reading

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The NFB Reading List: Generation Kill

Generation Kill – Evan Wright (2004) Evan Wright was a Rolling Stone journalist who, in the first few weeks of “Operation Iraqi Freedom”, found himself “embedded” with soldiers from the 1st Marine Reconnaissance Battalion as they moved from Kuwait to … Continue reading

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The NFB Reading List: John Adams

John Adams – David McCullough (2002) The second book in this series may not be one that, unlike John Keegan’s famous work, springs to mind quickly when thinking about “war”. David McCullough’s biography of Adams covers that individuals rather notable … Continue reading

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The NFB Reading List: The Face Of Battle

I recently taught a course on “War and Conflict” at the Centre for Talented Youth, Ireland (CTYI) as part of their Centre for Academic Talent (CAT) program. The two week course was a stimulating and gratifying experience, and I can … Continue reading

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