In lieu of a Tinkering Tuesday today we will have a book review. Funding has been slack for projects as of late. Something about a mortgage and vacation.
So, today I will give y'all an interesting title to pursue. But first, as always, a bit of backstory.
In 2007, after a brief senior trip to CENTCOM, I came home and for lack of anything better to do went to the local community college for a year. Something about my senior year GPA prohibiting me from attending, well, anywhere else.
And I signed up for Western Civ II, MW, 0830-0945. Having somehow earned a college credit for Western Civ I in high school.
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Dr. House was your typical older academic. Like Stephen Ambrose, but without the plagiarism. That being said, when not hung over, or napping, he was very interesting. And I came to find out that he was also an author.
A very good read. And well researched. Exceedingly so. It is not an exciting read of massed armored formations fighting to determine the fate of Eastern Europe. It is a plodding study of the world's largest tank battle. And you'll be better for reading it. If you're a specialisted and/or history nerd.
To keep it gun related, there is chapter devoted to the employment of Soviet anti-tank rifle formations. Most fascinating.
You can buy it here. I'd read it again. Or, in keeping with today's theme, it would look good on the shelf.