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Patton Cologne: The Smell of Victory

  Patton Men’s Cologne 3.4 oz, $45. theamericaline.org. There is Patton the man: an avid student of history and fluent in French, but peacockish and hungry for combat and glory. Then there is...
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Review: A Film Unfinished

In May 1942, the Warsaw Ghetto became a movie set. The SS filmed a combination of real scenes (crammed streets with tattered figures, corpses stretched along the edges) and staged scenes (wealthy Jews dining...
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A New Deconstruction of Prokhorovka

Demolishing the Myth The Tank Battle at Prokhorovka, Kursk, July 1943: An Operational Narrative By Valeriy Zamulin. 672 pp. Helion & Company, 2011. $69.95. For anyone interested in the war between...
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New Boyington Bio

Black Sheep The Life of Pappy Boyington By John F. Wukovits 228 pp. Naval Institute Press, 2011. $34.95. Mavericks win wars. And the legendary alcoholic Marine Corps ace Gregory “Pappy”...
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The Unknown War Returns on DVD

The Unknown War WWII and the Epic Battles of the Russian Front Hosted by Burt Lancaster, 1978. 16.5 hours. $39.97. In 1978, the Soviet Union’s leaders were miffed by the landmark series The World...
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Reading List: Curt Schilling

Utmost Savagery The Three Days of Tarawa Joseph H. Alexander (1995) “My all-time favorite World War II book, the best minute-by-minute account of one of the bloodiest 72 hours in any war, anywhere....
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The Age of Airpower Will Likely Stir Debate

The Age of Airpower By Martin van Creveld. 512 pp. PublicAffairs, 2011. $35. Martin van Creveld’s work is always worth reading. Some of his books, most notably Supplying War and Hitler’s...