Book Reviews

It’s only a little painful to hear some youngster ask how a model built in the 1960’s could have accurate markings. After all, the 1960’s were noted for two things, hippies and the disappearance of the last few dinosaurs–right? But anybody who remembers building plastic model kits in the 60’s knows that plenty of technical …

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When I was twelve, Landmark Books were serious history. I read Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, or The Flying Tigers, or Great American Fighters Pilots and I was pretty damned impressed, I can tell you. I’m still impressed. I found these books on eBay or in antique shops and I bought them to read. That’s right–I read …

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Every now and then I drift into Pacific War territory. I have a healthy variety of interests. Dinosaurs. Pirates. The Knights of the Round Table.The Old West. World Wars. Star Trek. And, from time to time, the war in the Pacific from 1941 to 1945. When one of these spells comes over me I read …

Continue reading Book Review: The Rising Sun

Robert Pirsig died a couple of weeks ago and it wasn’t big news. I can imagine that the LAST thing “the powers that be” would want is a resurgence in sales of Pirsig’s books. When I broke down and bought a copy of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, the book was still relatively …

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